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Old 10-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #1
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Power Steering Fluid

I know this is a minor issue, but just curious what folks are using for steering fluid. I have been using Dexron II ATF (or compatible) for 20 years in my '92 318i vert. However, while looking through some other manuals, I have seen conflicting fluid recommendations. Appreciate any feedback...thanks!
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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To be more specific, the cap on my fluid reservoir says CHF 11S, the owner's manual indicates ATF (doesn't specify Dexron), and my maintenance manual indicates ATF Dexron II. Can it get any more confusing?
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
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I used Dexron II ATF.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:26 PM   #4
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Thanks, Peter...I think I'll stick with Dexron II as well. Much appreciated!
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:55 AM   #5
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I used Dexron II ATF.
when, back in 90s? haha. I think one will have a hard time finding D II these days.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:57 AM   #6
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when, back in 90s? haha. I think one will have a hard time finding D II these days.
Ya I stocked up back in the day.

I should elaborate. I use Pentosin ATF 1. Its compatible with old Dexron fluids.
https://www.amazon.com/Pentosin-1058.../dp/B007PCQAR8

I get it way cheaper at my local import parts shop though.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:00 AM   #7
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STP Multi-Purpose ATF is suitable for systems requiring Dexron II or greater, and is much cheaper than Pentosin. I get it at AutoZone, but you can find it almost anywhere.
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