Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orange County NY
Posts: 85
Power steering Flush and filter change

After opening my power Steering resevoir I saw that is was almost empty. So I filled it up and left some room for expansion. I have no power steering fluid indicator that I saw others have them on the forum. Where can I buy one?




Also after looking over my MB Owner manual it says Power Steering and recommends 1.4-1.5 US qt ATF. The person I bought it from must have used it since it's what was recommend by MB and it was Red.

After reading Power Steering threads I realized thats not what should be used these days. So I filled it up with Regular PS fluid.

So this leads me to flushing my system and changing my filter.

Flush your power steering - baby its gross in there


Besides this thread the poster mentioned there being a more intense pictorial thread on this procedure. Can someone point me to the thread?
__________________
1982 300D Turbo

Last edited by EricSP; 05-26-2008 at 12:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 622
Red P/S fluid is just fine, as is ATF. It's not a problem.
__________________
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D
Automatic, A/C, Power Sunroof, Power Right Side Mirror
231K Miles FOR SALE MAKE OFFER
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orange County NY
Posts: 85
Well I flushed the PS and it was dirty. I also changed the filter. Where can I buy the nut and the plastic piece to put more pressure on the PS filter. You can see in the picture I'm missing those parts.
__________________
1982 300D Turbo
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 44
I would be willing to bet the dealer would have them, probably at a relatively reasonable price. If you go to the parts desk, they can pull up detailed schematics of the car and generally can get any part in a couple of days.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------

1985 300SD
216,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2008, 07:24 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricSP View Post
Well I flushed the PS and it was dirty. I also changed the filter. Where can I buy the nut and the plastic piece to put more pressure on the PS filter. You can see in the picture I'm missing those parts.
You have any wrecking yards in your area? I would try that.
I saw quite a few MB in our local yards this week end.

Charlie ☺
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto




Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-27-2008, 08:43 AM
Chad300tdt's Avatar
SE pa BenzFest 8/19/2017
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Wales, PA
Posts: 4,000
It's probably too late, but here is the thread with better pics:
http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/PsFluidFlush
__________________
10th Annual Southeast PA Benzfest start at post #1472

Chad
1985 300CD - "Gladys" - 255,XXX miles - FOR SALE
2005 Dodge Magnum 3.5 SXT AWD
1998 Acura 3.0 CL
OBK#44
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

SOLD
1985 300TD - Red Dragon
1986 300SDL - Coda
1991 - 300TE
1995 - E320
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-23-2008, 03:11 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 1
EricSP - i have a '82 300dt and i too don't have the plastic fitting in the p/s reservoir. did you ever find out whether or not there should be one for that year? on the reservoir in the diy pictorial there isn't one either, so i'm thinking not.

therefore, what about fluid markings, any ideas? maybe the unmarked ledges/grooves on the reservoir interior walls? or to the top of the exposed spring?

thanks...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-23-2008, 04:40 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
check the wikkia CHAD posted. the picture showing the reservoir is about where it needs to be. I think mine is 1/4 in or so from the top.need to leave a little room for expansion when the oil warms up.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto




Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page