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Old 06-09-2003, 06:05 PM
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Power Steering Fluid

Ok, I've read all the posts about the MB coolant vs. Zerex G-05 vs. the green stuff and all that info was great. Now my question is, has anyone used Mobil ATF-D in place of the MB power steering fluid? Pros/Cons? Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2003, 06:55 PM
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I think it depends on your car. On the 126, ATF is fine through 1985. From 1986, there's a specific power steering fluid to use. I use a fluid with a Febi label. However, just as my 3 126s came to me with green coolant, they came with red power steering fluid. The only thing I've done to all 3 is change the hose from the power steering cooling loop to the pump reservoir because of leaks. The SD has the only leak and it's minor seeping from the front pump seal. It doesn't seem worth fixing at this point. Of course, I changed all 3 to the Febi stuff.

I don't know what the year breaks are for other MBs.

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91 300SE
87 300SDL
83 300SD
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Old 06-10-2003, 02:22 AM
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The owners manual for my 86 Euro SE says to use ATF.........
William Rogers......
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