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pgringo 04-12-2008 09:55 PM

atf or power steering fluid?
 
which am i supposed to use in the power steering? atf? or power steering fluid?

1982 300sd.

vstech 04-12-2008 10:07 PM

the book calls for type a transmission fluid... since there is no type a fluid anymore, I use power steering fluid. it has conditioners and such for the pumps and it's less expensive than atf.
the synthetic stuff from prestone I think is what I use... not sure though. don't forget to change the filter in there.

joey.dale 04-12-2008 10:24 PM

The fluid from MB has a Dex II spec on it

MTUpower 04-12-2008 10:24 PM

Tranny fluid tends to find/create (the) imperfections in the system. If you are running tranny fluid in your PS system w/o issues- go ahead. If not, change to PS fluid, it tends to not leak, stop leaks.


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