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As an independent Vw service garage with over 25 years of hands-on experience, we've seen many mechanical breakdowns on vehicles. Experience has shown that changing your fluids is the single most important preventive maintenance routine you can perform to avoid vehicle breakdowns. Yet, for many Vw owners, this seems to be one of the most neglected areas of maintenance. Thoroughly flushing your fluids at the proper intervals can help your car reach 150,000 miles and beyond! Changing your Vw hydraulic fluid prevents failure of expensive steering pumps, rack and pinions, and other steering related parts.

Types of Vw Hydraulic Fluid

Vw Hydraulic Fluid - G004000 CHF 202
Vw Hydraulic Fluid - G002000 CHF 11S
Vw Hydraulic Fluid - G002000 CHF 7.1
FAQ: Can you mix mineral based CHF 7.1 Vw hydraulic fluid with synthetic CHF 11S or CHF 202 Vw hydraulic fluid?

Basic Overview Of How To Flush & Change Vw Hydraulic Fluid For:
- Vw Passat 1998-2001

Vw Hydraulic Fluid Cap

Why Is Flushing & Changing Your Vw Hydraulic Fluid Important

Some suggest that you don't need to change your Vw hydraulic fluid. We feel this isn't logical. A Vw power steering pump is just one component of concern. The moving internal components of the steering pump and steering rack and pinion mesh and wear with one another, creating metallic particles that contaminate Vw hydraulic fluid. It's important to change the Vw hydraulic fluid as a part of your preventive maintenance schedule. We recommend changing your Vw hydraulic fluid as a first step when attempting to solve hydraulic related issues, such as a noisy steering pump or the intermitted loss of power assisted steering. Vehicles operating in hotter climates or that are subjected to driving in heavy city traffic should have their Vw hydraulic fluid changed every 30,000 miles. It's good preventive maintenance, and is inexpensive when compared to the replacement of an Vw steering pump or Vw steering rack and pinion.

Vw Hydraulic Fluid Specifications and Features:

Blauparts stocks and sells high quality Ravenol SSF German made Vw hydraulic fluid that meets / exceeds Audi Vw specifications (i.e. G004000 and G002000 Vw hydraulic fluid specs). Customers should check their Vw owner's manual and subsequent factory service manual for what type of Vw hydraulic fluid is recommended for their vehicle.

  • Vw Hydraulic Fluid - Vw CHF 202 Hydraulic Fluid

    Ravenol Vw Hydraulic Fluid

    Ravenol SSF fluid is equivalent to these popular power steering fluid parts numbers and meets or exceeds the following specifications:

    Vw Hydraulic Fluid Meet

    Equivalent to Pentosin CHF 202
    Vw hydraulic fluid
    G004000
    G 004 000 M2
    G004000M2
    Vw hydraulic fluid specification
    Audi Vw TL 52 146 01

    Other Fluid Specs
    ZF TE-ML 02K
    ISO 7308
    DIN 51 524 Teil 2
    BMW hydraulic fluid
    82 11 1 468 041
    82 11 0 148 132
    83 29 0 429 576
    M2C204A
    1 384 110
    Mercedes Benz hydraulic fluid
    001 989 24 03
    343.0, 345.0
    Volvo hydraulic fluid
    1161529
    30741424
    Saab hydraulic fluid
    93160548
    Porsche hydraulic fluid
    000 043 206 56

    Ravenol Hydraulic Fluid Features:

    1 Liter Bottle (1.06 Quart) Mfd in Germany

    Ravenol SSF is a high quality, high performance synthetic based hydraulic fluid that is perfectly engineered for Vw's power steering systems and meet the latest specifications issued by VAG. A great choice for the high tolerance Audi and Vw hydraulic systems, as well as other European cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, and Porsche.

    • Great shear stability at high temperatures.
    • Maintains consistent viscosity in extreme operating temperatures from -40°C to over 130°C.
    • Good anti-foaming characteristics.
    • Extremely low pour point.
    • Excellent corrosion protection.
    • High thermal stability.

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    Ravenol Vw Hydraulic Fluid - CHF 202

    Buy Vw Hydraulic Fluid CHF 202

    Pentosin CHF 202 Note:
    Blauparts is closing out of Pentosin CHF 202 hydraulic fluid and is replacing it with the above Ravenol of Germany SSF hydraulic fluid. The Pentosin CHF 202 hydraulic power steering fluid (G004000) has been replaced with this improved German made Ravenol SSF fluid.

  • Vw Hydraulic Fluid - Vw CHF 11s Hydraulic Fluid

    Ravenol Vw Hydraulic Fluid

    Ravenol SSF fluid is equivalent to these popular power steering fluid parts numbers and meets or exceeds the following specifications:

    Vw Hydraulic Fluid Meets

    Equivalent to Pentosin CH11s
    Vw hydraulic fluid
    G002000
    G 002 000
    G002000
    Vw hydraulic fluid specification
    Audi Vw TL 146 00

    Other Fluid Specs
    ZF TE-ML 02K
    ISO 7308
    DIN 51 524 Teil 2
    BMW hydraulic fluid
    82 11 1 468 041
    82 11 0 148 132
    83 29 0 429 576
    M2C204A
    1 384 110
    Mercedes Benz hydraulic fluid
    001 989 24 03
    343.0, 345.0
    Volvo hydraulic fluid
    1161529
    30741424
    Saab hydraulic fluid
    93160548
    Porsche hydraulic fluid
    000 043 206 56

    Ravenol Hydraulic Fluid Features:

    1 Liter Bottle (1.06 Quart) Mfd in Germany

    Ravenol SSF is a high quality, high performance synthetic based hydraulic fluid that is perfectly engineered for Vw's power steering systems and meet the latest specifications issued by VAG. A great choice for the high tolerance Audi and Vw hydraulic systems, as well as other European cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, and Porsche.

    • Great shear stability at high temperatures.
    • Maintains consistent viscosity in extreme operating temperatures from -40°C to over 130°C.
    • Good anti-foaming characteristics.
    • Extremely low pour point.
    • Excellent corrosion protection.
    • High thermal stability.

    LINKS
    Ravenol Vw Hydraulic Fluid - CHF 11s

    Buy Vw Hydraulic Fluid CHF 11s

    Pentosin CHF 11s Note:
    Blauparts is closing out of Pentosin CHF 11s hydraulic fluid and is replacing it with the above Ravenol of Germany SSF hydraulic fluid. The Pentosin CHF 11s hydraulic power steering fluid (G002000 Red Cap) has been replaced with this improved German made Ravenol SSF fluid.
  • Vw Hydraulic Fluid - Vw CHF 7.1 Hydraulic Fluid

    Febi Bilstein Vw Hydraulic Fluid

    Bilstein 08972 formula was originally designed for Mercedes Benz 'ZF' brand steering systems and is equivalent to CHF 7.1 which was used in Vw 'ZF' brand steering systems. This formula is specifically designed for high tolerance hydraulic systems.

    Vw Hydraulic Fluid Specifications Meet:

    CHF 7.1
    G 002 000 M2
    G002000
    G002000M2

    Other Fluid Specs:
    Mercedes Benz 08972
    BMW 82.11.1.468.041
    BMW 81.22.9.407.758
    Porsche 000 043 203 33

    1 Liter Bottle (1.06 Quart) Mfd in Germany

    CHF 7.1 Note:
    There is a difference between the Bilstein 08972 (CHF 7.1) and Pentosin CHF 11s hydraulic fluids. The Bilstein 08972 (CHF 7.1) is a mineral oil blend, where as the Pentosin CHF 11s is a synthetic oil blend. Synthetic oil blends don't need to be changed as frequently.

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    Vw Hydraulic Fluid - CHF 7.1

    Buy Vw Hydraulic Fluid CHF 7.1

Vw Hydraulic Fluid - Ravenol Vw Hydraulic FluidAbout Ravenol of Germany

Since 1946, Ravenol of Germany has been at the forefront of innovation, creating the highest quality oils and lubricants specific to advanced engine, transmission, and power steering system designs. Ravenol is recognized throughout Europe as a leader in fluid technology, keeping pace with the latest fluid specifications. They've succeeded in meeting and often exceeding the performance requirements set by leading European automobile manufacturers. Ravenol's innovative and technologically advanced lubricant product line has out performed many of the leading motor oil companies. They have been awarded formal approvals from leading vehicle manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Vw, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, ZF, and many more. Most German automotive owners want only the best fluids. Blauparts believes in providing oils and lubricants that are formulated and engineered to meet your car's stringent specifications.

Brief History Of The Vw Audi Hydraulic Fluid Systems

In 1984 the Audi 5000 was considered an innovative automobile. The 5000 was equipped with a unique hydraulic pump that simultaneously performed both the power assisted braking and power assisted steering. This dual functioning system was used on many Audi models up until around 1996. The 1996 S6 model with 5 Cylinder 20 Valve engine was the last to use it.Audi S4 S6 Power Steering Pump - Vw Hydraulic Fluid

Back then, a double vain hydraulic pump performed these two functions (power assist braking and power assist steering), requiring an advanced hydraulic oil that could properly function under the inherent high operating pressures and temperatures generated within this system. This unique system spawned a new era of fluids, a mineral based (CHF 7.1) hydraulic steering fluid in the early 1980s, and later a synthetic based fluid (CHF11s) in the 1990s.

Today, Audi and Vw models use a much simpler design (compared to what was used back in the 1980s and 1990s). The single vain steering pumps of today typically only generate hydraulic pressure for the power assisted steering function and has a lower operating temperature. The mounting location of the steering pump differs depending on model and engine configuration and may be This variable may mounted near other heat generating components (i.e. turbochargers). Today's hydraulic fluid must facilitate proper steering pump operation, withstand high temperatures, and ensure reliably over a long period of time and under all vehicle operating conditions.

Ravenol SSF sets the standard for innovation in the field of power steering fluid. With their propriety formulation, Ravenol SSF covers the demands of most popular European hydraulic steering pump designs, past and present, single vain and double vain. Note the broad list of specifications Ravenol SSF hydraulic fluid meets / exceeds above.

FAQ: Can you mix mineral based CHF 7.1 Vw hydraulic fluid with synthetic CHF 11S or CHF 202 Vw hydraulic fluid?

There has been a good measure of controversy over this question. Here is what our own experience shows. Over the last decade we've had no compatibility problems mixing the CHF 7.1 non-synthetic mineral base fluid and the CHF 11S synthetic based Vw hydraulic fluid. No problems with our own vehicles and no problems with our customers vehicles. Our success in mixing the 2 Vw hydraulic fluids coincides with the Vw tech bulletin 48-89-T07 issued in November 1989. It states "The new [synthetic Pentosin 11S] and old hydraulic fluid [non-synthetic Pentosin 7.1] can be mixed if necessary ... the part number [remains] unchanged." So according to Vw, you can mix the 2 Vw hydraulic fluids. Even though the composition of the fluid changed (CHF 11S synthetic mineral oil vs CHF 7.1 non-synthetic mineral oil), Vw didn't even change the part number. All 1990 - on Vw models have come filled from the factory with the synthetic CHF 11S Vw hydraulic fluid (G002000). Please Note: Never mix generic hydraulic fluid or other fluid with the CHF 7.1 or CHF 11S Vw hydraulic fluid (G002000). If you or someone else did, flush the Vw hydraulic fluid as described below.

Overview Of How To Change Vw Hydraulic Fluid For:

Vw Passat 1998-2001 Models

Refer to the factory manual for Vw hydraulic system instructions.
We recommend having an A.S.E. certified Vw mechanic change your Vw hydraulic fluid.
Always wear gloves and wear safety goggles when handling Vw fluids.
Never start the vehicle without Vw hydraulic fluid in the fluid reservoir.

This is a basic overview of what is involved when flushing Vw hydraulic fluid. It is not intended to replace the factory manual. Please refer to the factory manual for detailed instructions.

  1. Vw Hydraulic Fluid ReservoirThe Vw hydraulic fluid reservoir is located on the drivers side inner fender well in the engine compartment right behind the head lamp.
  2. Locate the oil cooler tubing in front of the radiator for Vw hydraulic fluid. Find the rubber hose that attaches to the tubing located near the drivers side lower corner of the radiator. Disconnect the hose and drain the Vw hydraulic fluid.
  3. Flush the old Vw hydraulic fluid out of the Vw steering rack and pinion. Turn the steering wheel full lock side to side about 10 times. This sequence pushes the Vw hydraulic fluid out of the steering rack and into the fluid reservoir in order for it to drain out.
  4. Some models have a sleeve type filter screen inserted in the fill hole of the Vw hydraulic fluid reservoir. If it has the filter, remove it and clean it. Clean out the sediment that also exists on the bottom of the Vw hydraulic fluid reservoir.
  5. Reinstall the Vw hydraulic fluid hose removed in step (2) and fill the reservoir with G002000 Vw hydraulic fluid.
  6. Start the engine and let the car run for 10 seconds at a idle. Important! Do not rev the engine up. Revving the engine could cause hydraulic pump damage.
  7. Refill the Vw hydraulic fluid reservoir again with G002000 hydraulic steering fluid.
  8. Start the engine and let the car run at a idle turn the steering wheel full lock about 10 times from side to side.
  9. Turn the engine off and top off the Vw hydraulic fluid in the reservoir.

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