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Power steering fluid USA

Thomas76

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I've tried to find 3 or 4 of the 20 approved power steering fluids from the manual, seems they are discontinued.
What are y'all using in the us that may be at a local parts store?
 

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Related question: my steering is very noisy. Not sure if I need a rebuild or simple filter change. Any ideas on where/how to change the filter?
 

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There is a plate above the filter -disassembly is required.
So just to be clear, I have to go beyond where I see the liquid? Can I clean the filter or do I need to replace it? Sorry for asking all these stupid questions but I am not that mechanically inclined
 

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Drain the fluid, Disassemble, toss the filter, install new filter, reassemble, Fill with fluid, check level after running engine.
 

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My Reservoir is out of the car being painted. Thanks for the answers to the question of what fluid to buy. I hope the Castrol ATF is available here in the USA. Now to find that filter. Does anyone have a part # ?
 

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I searched several websites and did not find the Castrol Transmax Dex3 ATF. What have forum members in the USA used? Has anyone used a synthetic ATF such as Redline?
 

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Search for just Dexron III, penzoil and valvoline Dex III on Amazon. WRT synthetic, I never believed the thought that you will uncover leaks if you switch to synthetics but my Bavaria is an automatic and uses Type F so I use Redline racing ATF. I sprung a leak at the speedo insertion after switching. Not a controlled experiment, conclusion based on chronologic observation.
 
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