Author Topic: Fluid to use in power steering?  (Read 354 times)

Offline Ramses

Fluid to use in power steering?
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:36:08 AM »
On my power steering pump cap i can read "Use automatic transmition fluid"

So what peoples in this forum use in their power steering? Power steering fluid, or automatic transmition fluid?

Does its the same thing? witch one did you recommend?
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Offline rare eldorado

Re: Fluid to use in power steering?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 09:42:25 AM »
Hello Ramses  If your system still has atf it is still ok too use it ,, if you are starting with a dry system you can use power steering oil ,, this will have the system run a little quitter than with atf and will be a little better steering , If you want to use p/s oil flush out the system before you change over .Kerosene will work without damage to system . do not run the enjine to do this, a small hand pump works well ..with hoses removed at one end. This is really a matter of choice

Offline roeser

Re: Fluid to use in power steering?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 03:15:50 PM »
What is the effect, if any, of adding a little power steering fluid to a reservoir started with  ATF?

Offline rare eldorado

Re: Fluid to use in power steering?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 08:11:48 AM »
Hello Roeser It is not a good idea to mix oils as each one has a different composition and could cause foaming when they get hot.

Offline russ austin

Re: Fluid to use in power steering?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 05:26:39 PM »
I haven't had any adverse affects, but I use power steering fluid on cars that don't leak, and trans fluid on cars that do leak at the power steering system.
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