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change power steering fluid (or not)

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Wantok99, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Wantok99

    Wantok99 New Member

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    I own a 1996 C180 - the maintenance booklet does not mention power steering fluid. I have looked at a few you tube videos and they all suggest its necessary to change the fluid. The fluid level on mine show just on the minimum and the oil looks very dark. Is it best to have it flushed and changed or do I just top it up?
     
  2. DREAMER NO2

    DREAMER NO2 Senior Member

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    My car is 25 years old, so i know it wants the treatment ,i to have seen the video it looks easy . So it will be my next job. Do it it can only help your seals in the pump and rack.But i would get mb oil, nothing else for me.
     
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    SilverSaloon Active Senior Members

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    worth doing - change the filter at the same time
     
  4. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    No need to look for MB oil as they don't make it anyway, here is a list from Daimler Benz of their recommended fluids;
    http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    When doing this job add a little and turn the steering from lock to lock, add some more and repeat,,if you get air trapped in it can take 1000's of miles to get it out.
     
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    DREAMER NO2 Senior Member

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    Frontstep i know a site that sells mb oil in an mb container thats good enough for me not febi stuf . Price £11 for one litre each. You will pay more for aftermarket oil .
     
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    Frontstep Senior Member

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    My post includes a link to Daimler Benz's recommended fluids I don't think Febi is on it :confused:
     

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