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Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change #2489773
01/11/12 06:00 AM
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Turk Offline OP
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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



03 GMC Sierra 4x4 200k M1 0-40+PU
00 Saturn SL2 89 YO Lady Car 92k, Edge Ext
98 Saturn SC2 Rare "Red Hot" 165k, Edge Ext
97 Camry 245k, Maxlife

Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489782
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If you must

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

Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489783
01/11/12 06:33 AM
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'Stralia
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'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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Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489787
01/11/12 06:47 AM
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Deltona, FL USA
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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


Civil Process Specialist
2016 F150 XLT 5.0 (Mine)
2017 Kia Optima LX 2.4 (Wife)
2011 Escape 2.5L (work ride)



Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489793
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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.

Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489825
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2006 Mazda 3. I did a full flush this summer at about 84k miles with Mobil 1 ATF.


2015 Grand Caravan 3.6L - 31k miles.
2006 Mazda 3 2.0L - 171k miles
Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: rjacket] #2489844
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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.


You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

06 VW Golf TDI: Shell Rotella T6 5w40, HU726/2x, EaBP90
12 Mazda 5: Castrol Edge 0w20, FL910s
Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489851
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81 MB 240D. Sucked it out, changed the PS filter (super easy), refilled the reservoir with MB fluid.

Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489875
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2005 Audi S4 sedan 6MT

Out: OEM VAG fluid (Pentosin, I believe)

In: Swepco 715

Method: turkey baster




2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489913
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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.


17 Ram 2500 6.7L CTD- > Schaeffers 5W-40
19 Edge ST 2.7L EB > Edge Euro 0W-30 w/MC Filter
17 Edge Titanium 2.0L EB > Magnatec 5W-30 w/RP Filter


Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489960
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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.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489970
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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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Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2489976
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- 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.


Jim A
07.5 GMC Sierra 2500HD LMM Rotella 15w-40
09 Odyssey EX-L CT 5w-20
66 Bronco QS 10w-30
08 BMW K1200S Rt 15w-40
08 Pitster Pro X4 Rt 15w-40
Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: Turk] #2490011
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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.


drive
'02 Saturn SC2 99,342 Maxlife 5w30
'04 Highlander 2AZ 200,129 Castrol Magnatec 5w30
'17 Dodge Durango SXT-V6 20422 Pennz Plat 0w20


Re: Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change [Re: MysticGold04] #2490055
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05 RAV4 Turkeybaster every 10,000 mi Mobil1 ATF + Lubegard ATF supplement


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