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Old 03-25-2002, 03:31 AM
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I would go with a new head gasket if I were doing the job.
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An old trick with power steering was to throw some brake fluid into the system. brake fluid puckers seals designed for normals oils and would either soften or swell the seals enough for amazing recovery.
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Before I dump brake fluid into my ATF-leaking power steering reservoir, does this really work and how much brake fluid is reccmmended?
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I have used the stopleak oil stuff, it looks like tar (super thick) in my powerstearing before...it worked good on my old ford pickup...however I don't know if I would want to do that to my mercedes
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Before I dump brake fluid into my ATF-leaking power steering reservoir, does this really work and how much brake fluid is reccmmended?
if you're really going to do this then get one of the "name brand" additives specially formulated to swell those seals. some of the early stop leak additives used toluene which worked really well, except it caused the seals to deteriorate aside from making them swell up. so, soon after, the leaking seal would fail altogether. the newer formulations do not cause this deterioration...
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I have the Valvoline synthetic PS Fluid which I understand will do the trick. I intend to find out before introducing brake fluid.
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