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Old December 26th, 2014, 09:51 AM
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Power Steering Fluid for 1988 110 Diesel

Good morning,

I need to top up the power steering fluid on my 1988 110. Would Castrol Transmax DEX/MERC (which is a mineral based product) be a good product to use?

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Old December 26th, 2014, 10:05 AM
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I always used cheap ATF without any problems. I once tried specific power steering fluid but, too thick.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 10:09 AM
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Yes, DEX/MERC is essentially DEXRON-III, which is compatible with DEXRON-IID, which is the correct fluid.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 03:36 PM
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I always used cheap ATF without any problems. I once tried specific power steering fluid but, too thick.
I've been wondering about the effects of using power steering fluid instead of ATF.
Does it just make steering harder? Or is it a lubrication factor?
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My first rover, a 1996 D1, had a pretty massive power steering box leak when I bought it. I didn't know any better and the reservoir was mostly empty so I didn't notice the color difference, so I filled it up with power steering fluid. It worked fine until it leaked out again.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 06:12 PM
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ATF works as it is designed to work in hydraulik mechanix!
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