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Old 03-14-2003, 06:04 PM
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ps flush

You can drain the PS from the steering box and get a clean flush very easily we discuss this on this thread: A few W126 repair questions
hope it helps. By the way I have used both ATF and PS fluid in older cars. I concur with LArry if you have the choice use the PS fluid it is not that expensive and was made for this purpose.
Martin Ingram
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2005 320 CDI
2006.5 VW Jetta TDI
1991 560SEL (179000 Sold)
1972 280SEL 4.5 ('The Lead Sled' 320000 miles when sold.)
1972 220D (225000 when sold)
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Old 03-14-2003, 07:32 PM
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Mercedes approved only two types of ATF fluid for power-steering use: Dextron Type II and Type "F".

Most ATF fluid today is Dextron Type III which contain slipperiness additives, which is why they will eventually leak if you continue to use a Dextron Type III ATF fluid in your power-steering unit.

I myself just purchase MB's powersteering fluid, and no worries.

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