I returned to my car yesterday after leaving it at the airport for a week whilst off on family hols. When i got in i noticed the brake pedal wouldn't depress - as if the engine had been turned off and the brake pumped a few times. I haven't noticed this before and have left my car unused for the same amount of time in the past.
Started the engine and the brakes felt ok. I used the car this morning and again everything was normal.
However last night and again today the steering feels really heavy. Not no-power-steering heavy. But heavier that i remember from a week ago!
Are the brake and power steering systems completely separate, or could there be something in this that i should look into? Its the first time I've returned to the car and felt anything was off.
I did have a hire car while away, which happened to be a Golf 1.4 mk7 hatch - it had ridiculously light steering, so its possible i got used to it and subsequently the R feels like a tank right now.