2001 Volkswagen Golf oil leakage

Tiny
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  • 2001 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
Steering problem
2001 Volkswagen Golf Two Wheel Drive Manual 50k miles

how would an oil leak in the car's sump, resulting in complete loss of oil, affect the car's performance; steering and brakes in particular
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 2:11 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

If you lost all the engine oil the engine would over heat and seized up this would cause the power steering to fail as the pump driven by the engine would stop and the steering would become extremely heavy, as with the brakes, on engine vacuum would cause the booster to stop working and the brakes would still work but the pedal pressure require to stop the car would increase dramatical.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 2:45 AM

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