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Old 08-05-2006, 07:53 PM
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I don't doubt it that leaks may have developed after adding Dexron ATF in those two cases, but was it coincidence, were the seals ready to go anyway or was it caused by the Dexron? Not sure that anyone really knows. I bet there are lots of guys still using Dexron ATF with no leaks. Is it wise to use power steering fluid? Maybe.

Been using ATF in mine since day 1 with no issues though.

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Old 08-05-2006, 10:20 PM
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If I have digested this information correctly, I am at best taking a big risk using the Dexron III ATF in my '81 300 SD; however, I should be fine using anything labeled as Power Steering fluid off the shelf of my local Auto Zone?

Am I understanding this correctly?


Correct any power steering fluid will do.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:57 PM
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The booklet recommending Dexron was published in 2001. When did Dexron III become widely available?
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:31 PM
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Mobil 1 ATF.

Flushed mine out last year after changing the filter and put in Mobil 1 ATF. No leaks yet. Must be better than Dexron
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