Originally Posted by sshanky
I want to put in a new filter too.
As for the fluid, I read once that ATF has stuff in it that is supposed to help transfer power among transmission parts, and that stuff can be abrasive to the power steering pump. Has anyone else heard of that?
I've not heard exactly that before but in the US a specific power steering pump fluid seems to be commonly available. That isn't the case here. I guess I could get the special stuff here at the dealer - but looking on recommended fluids from several reputable oil manufacturers here they all specify an ATF for this system...
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!