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#2489773 - 01/11/12 05:00 AM Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Here's a thread for us rare few (perhaps not?) who actually change their Power Steering Fluid.

Full change or Turkey Baster (TB), it don't matter.

I'll go 1st with the last vehicle's change only:

- 2000 Saturn SL2, 37,104 miles purchased 1 week ago.

- Out: Original GM PS fluid.

- In: Twice (so far): Amsoil ATF via Turkey Baster

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#2489782 - 01/11/12 05:31 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
rjacket Offline


Registered: 05/15/10
Posts: 1107
Loc: CA
If you must

2012 Bugatti Veyron 1000 miles
Out: Original fluid
In: ST PS Fluid

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#2489783 - 01/11/12 05:33 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40167
Loc: 'Stralia
Nissan Navara over the last 8 years Castrol Transmax Z x3L

Caprice over the last year and some Penrite PSA x 2 L

turkey baster method.
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#2489787 - 01/11/12 05:47 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Deltona_Dave Offline


Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 808
Loc: Deltona, FL USA
All my Nissans:
Turkey baster, Mobil 1 ATF.

Mustang, P/S pump leaking shaft seal, Napa PSF.
Will be changing the pump next weekend. Then Mobil 1 ATF.

Dave
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#2489793 - 01/11/12 06:11 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Hokiefyd Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 14505
Loc: Top of Virginia
I regularly change the PS fluid in both vehicles, mostly because we bought each of them used and I'm a clean fluid fiend.

I've changed the Acura's fluid about 4x now, by pumping out the reservoir and re-filling with new. I've done the Honda's twice by that method.

Using Honda Genuine PS Fluid in both.

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#2489825 - 01/11/12 07:08 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
KrisZ Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7508
Loc: Toronto, Canada
2006 Mazda 3. I did a full flush this summer at about 84k miles with Mobil 1 ATF.
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#2489844 - 01/11/12 07:33 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: rjacket]
scurvy Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 2372
Loc: Chicago IL USA
Originally Posted By: rjacket
2012 Bugatti Veyron 1000 miles
Out: Original fluid
In: ST PS Fluid


Really? Really? crackmeup

Every oil change (16 - 30k km; roughly once a year) I use my mityvac 7400 extractor to suck out the PSF of both VWs and replace with fresh Pentosin CHF11s. A 1 liter tin is $20 but it lasts a long time... especially when you don't have to replace the rack prematurely by keeping the fluid fresh.
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#2489851 - 01/11/12 07:44 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41896
Loc: New Jersey
81 MB 240D. Sucked it out, changed the PS filter (super easy), refilled the reservoir with MB fluid.

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#2489875 - 01/11/12 08:14 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13513
Loc: Chicago, IL
2005 Audi S4 sedan 6MT

Out: OEM VAG fluid (Pentosin, I believe)

In: Swepco 715

Method: turkey baster


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#2489913 - 01/11/12 08:47 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
-SyN- Offline


Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 850
Loc: Tornado Alley
01 F250 7.3L PSD----->3months ago

Method: Complete Flush Through Hydro Boost
Fluid: 4qts ATF Synthetic

Added Magnafine P/S Filter between hydro boost & pump
will change filter every 15k miles.


Will do this flush every 30K miles from here on out
{Takes about 30min once set up}

After old ATF settled in the clear 2gal jug, I was so glad I did this flush. Really opened my eyes to how important this needs to be added into my maintenance routine.
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#2489960 - 01/11/12 09:34 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5131
Loc: Florida
2007 Honda Civic 1.8L Auto.

First PS fluid change @ 128,000 miles. Did a complete flush via the Honda service manual using 8 bottles on Honda PS fluid. (disconnected the return line and ran about 8 bottle of fluid through the system as the engine idled and the wife was turning the steering wheel side to side) Basically kept flushing until super clean fluid was coming out.

I plan to repeat this in about 6 months (to allow the new fluid in there right now to have plenty of time to clean as it's already turning dark after only a month and 3,000 miles. I guess it's cleaning the leftovers from the last 130,000 miles)

Then i'll leave the fluid in there for 60-100k depending on the driving conditions.
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#2489970 - 01/11/12 09:48 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 7383
Loc: beaver land EH?
04 camry LE:

turkey baster PSF fluid change twice already since it was acquired almost 4 yrs ago, with Wallymart supatech PSF and a bit of lube control.

typically, this car's PSF gets changed every 3 yrs. Still holding up well.

Q.

my 07 fit runs on electrical servo assisted power steering so no fluid change required.
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#2489976 - 01/11/12 09:51 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
Jim 5 Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 4009
Loc: Calgary Canada
- 02 BMW 330ci (sold) M1 ATF - Mityvac about 3/4L at every oil change
- 09 Honda Ody - Mityvac the little reservoir and refill with Honda fluid every year.
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#2490011 - 01/11/12 10:30 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk]
MysticGold04 Offline


Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 1197
Loc: CA
06 Focus - several fluid changes via shampoo pump to evacuate, then just pour in new fluid.
All I use on my vehicles is Mobil 1 ATF, which by the way is about 10 bucks a quart now!! Owwie!

I try to do this every 6 months or so to keep the fluid fresh in both vehicles.
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#2490055 - 01/11/12 11:15 AM Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: MysticGold04]
Billbert Offline


Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 366
Loc: California
05 RAV4 Turkeybaster every 10,000 mi Mobil1 ATF + Lubegard ATF supplement
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