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I hope this doesn't happen when my GTI arrrives!

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Poor bloke at work. Yesterday was reversing his new SLK into a parking space. The power eteering failed as the hydraulic pipe snapped, spraying fluid all over the hot engine and resulting in this:

I really hope that doesn't happen when the new GTI arrives!

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I really hope that doesn't happen when the new GTI arrives!

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....Just think positive!

What a bummer!!

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Look on the bright side, 12 months for a replacement, only 3-6 months for a new GTi !

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Poor bloke at work. Yesterday was reversing his new SLK into a parking space. The power eteering failed as the hydraulic pipe snapped, spraying fluid all over the hot engine and resulting in this:

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Are you sure that's what happened or is that just your guess? I'm pretty sure that power steering fluid (whilst admittedly nasty, toxic stuff) isn't actually flammable.

Dan

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I'm pretty sure that power steering fluid (whilst admittedly nasty, toxic stuff) isn't actually flammable.

Dan

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....So who's going to volunteer to test its inflammability? FIREdevil.gif

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Poor bloke at work. Yesterday was reversing his new SLK into a parking space. The power eteering failed as the hydraulic pipe snapped, spraying fluid all over the hot engine and resulting in this:

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Are you sure that's what happened or is that just your guess? I'm pretty sure that power steering fluid (whilst admittedly nasty, toxic stuff) isn't actually flammable.

Dan

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Yea.. i probably agree with that.. it's more likley to be fuel escaping somewhere.. faulty fuel line or injectors.. something like that.

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Yes mate.. was magic, but now, alas, gone frown.gif

Still, better things on the horizon.. blooming long horizon thought crazy.gifcool.gif

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Ah but RS4 V8 is an absolute killer!! Probably what I would be interested in if I needed a bigger saloon. Got to be worth the wait! 169144-ok.gif

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brake fluid is high flamable, so it's quite possible power steering fluuid is too,

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Golf V don't have Power steering fluid so no worry there (electric mechanical power steering) and brake fluid / Power steering fluid is not flammable but boiled battery acid is explosive and pressurised fuel sprayed on to a hot exhaust manifold can make a huge flame

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brake fluid IS flammable, there was a spate of fluid resevoir seal failures on cars a few years back, and it does catch fire.

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I suggest the fireman (the one seen smirking on the picture) put 2 and 2 together about the power steering failing a couple of seconds before the fire started. Seemed logical to me, too.

But I'm not up for testing it!!

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