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Old 05-04-2009, 06:14 PM
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I just come across these threads. Can someone enlighten me as to why we need to spend $$ on name brand p/s fluid? Basically p/s fluid is all hydraulic oil or ATF.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070928191835AA6A7lG

http://www.hondaclub.com/forum/articles/1492-power-steering-fluid-lifeline-your-steering-system.html
Per a factory trained mercedes tech, MB fluid has some type of formulation designed specifically for aluminum pump housings. Using the off the shelf cheap kind will destroy the pump over time.

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Old 05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
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Per a factory trained mercedes tech, MB fluid has some type of formulation designed specifically for aluminum pump housings. Using the off the shelf cheap kind will destroy the pump over time.

Scott
Special formulation means 'ching ching ching' in the cash register. I will keep using my 'c-h-e-a-p' p/s fluid. If I can get one at 99 cents store then that is the one I am going to use. As per other forums that price is not a determinating factor.

Disclaimer: use cheap p/s fluid at your own peril.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:42 PM
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Wait... I thought using ATF was supposed to make these things leak WORSE, so use real PS fluid?

Here's one thread but I've read lots: Power Steering Oil, what type?
This is what I read too. My box started slowly leaking after running ATF for 3 years so I went back to power steering fluid.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:56 PM
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Rebuild that pump.

Rebuilding my PS pump was about the easiest job I have done, and very inexpensive.

My problem was that the pump broke off and I had to find the right junkyard one to rebuild.

There was a web source for PS pumps for mercedes. The site was mbpumps.com, but I can 't find it any more.
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