View Full Version : Weekend Maintenence

12-07-2006, 02:19 PM
So im gonna do a little bit of maintenence this weekend, and am just looking for some suggestions on what i can do/use. Heres what i got so far.....

oil change: 0w40 mobil 1, audi/vw large filter
sparkplugs: ngkbkr7e
power steering fluid: ????
brake fluid:????
seafom like a mother: seafoam.

just not sure about power steering fluid and brake fluid, any suggestions? i just dont want to go get some generic stuff and find out only audi fluids are needed. thanks guys!

12-07-2006, 02:39 PM
If it's been a while, how about a coolant flush? You'll appreciate it once it gets cold out..

12-07-2006, 02:44 PM
IIRC, you need a specific brake fluid that's a higher grade than most generic stuff... I think it specifies what you need on the cap, but I'm sure someone else on here will chime in with more info soon enough.

12-07-2006, 02:45 PM
i used valvoline syn powere DOT 4 when i flushed my brake fluid. dont know about steering fluid

12-07-2006, 04:23 PM
ah, yes, I think it's because most brake fluids on the market are DOT 3, but our cars require DOT 4.

12-07-2006, 04:26 PM
the dot 4 you choose should not be silicone based or it will cause problems with your system.

I run ATE super blue.

how many miles on your car?

12-07-2006, 04:35 PM
I think the power steering fluid is unique, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was called

12-07-2006, 04:46 PM
Bentley calls it G002000 hydraulic oil for what it's worth

12-07-2006, 06:32 PM
i have 112xxx miles on my car. so i guess i could just get all my fluids from the dealer correct? except for the oil of course.

12-07-2006, 07:27 PM
for your steering fluid you should go to the dealer and buy some. its a specal type. i heard that if you put any other types that i can damage the pump. correct me if i'm wrong guys.

12-07-2006, 07:55 PM
PS fluid: Pentosin CHF11S
Brake Fluid: I use NAPA Dot4