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pierre

Complete loss of power steering fluid

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Good old TT just suffered a complete (and sudden) loss of power steering fluid. It happened at the very end of a 200km trip (mostly highway). Driving out of the highway, I noticed a noise coming from the front when steering. Luckily, I reached destination quickly. A look at the fluid level made it clear: the stick was dry. The fluid had just finished to leak and the last drops were falling to the ground under the engine.

The car is now at a local Porsche dealer. I wonder whether it's just a hose, the pump, or... ?

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Some news already: it's just a hose and the tank, so no big deal. Still about CHF 1k (USD 1100) including labor.

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Pierre, I can understand a hose but you should ask why they want to replace the reservoir, which is the expensive part! How many miles now with your famousTT?

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Yes, I will ask for the details when I'll pick up my baby. And I've also asked the shop to keep the broken parts so that I understand the issue.

Mileage? Just passed 416'000 km (258'500 miles). Not bad, but still much less than T2 and his 350'000+ miles!

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AMAZING!!! Happy new year Pierre and many many more miles for 2013! Of course in good health!

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Got my baby back. Instead of the announced CHF 1k, they wanted to charge me CHF 1.8k (USD 2k). I told the guys it's quite a stretch from 1k, and they went down to CHF 1.4k (USD 1.55k), which is ok.

Besides that, the whole 'experience' was excellent: friendly people all the way, the car was delivered in top condition, etc. Kudos to www.porsche-lausanne.ch.

I will post pics of the faulty parts soon.

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Same thing happened to me last summer but it was the accumulator. Swapped that and the slave out and it was good as new.

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