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C180 Chris

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Hi All,

Just a quickie,

Can anyone confirm that the Power steering fluid for a S320 is the same as the ATF? (the MB handbook just says MB Power steering fluid)
Think this may have already been covered before, but just checking before i put it in.
All the very best,
 

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In my C180 these are two different fluids. Power steering I can add to but ATF, Automatic Transmission Fluid, there is no way of adding fluid by avergae Joe, me. Good luck!
 

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I would double check with MB.

On my 1995 W124, I use the MB power steering oil, A0009898803, and, as one never buys gallons of the stuff, there's no need to get too concerned about comparing prices.

I think it's true to say that some older MBs could use ATF, although, I suspect the truth is much more complex.

I also know that many garages and DIYers will put ATF in without a second thought.
 

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I posted this up a few weeks back,,I can have a look to night if you remind me,,I am sure on a 140 it is a power steering fluid, as some cars use a tandem pump for the suspension as well
 
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Thanks for your quick reply AM,
What i really need to know is if i can use the ATF fluid for the Power steering, ie is it the same stuff?

Cheers,
Chris.
 

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Thanks for your quick reply AM,
What i really need to know is if i can use the ATF fluid for the Power steering, ie is it the same stuff?

Cheers,
Chris.

post up the next 3 vin numbers after 140 and I will answer tonight.
 
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Hi Malcolm,

Thanks very much indeed for that,

The numbers are as follows W140 032

Thanks again,

Chris.:D
 

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Well I work it out as being ATF

Fuchs Titan PSF
MB 236.3 steering oil 000 989 88 03
Mobil ATF D
 
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Many thanks Malcolm,
ATF D it is then, the Trans fluid is ATF U on this car so i best get some D in for the job.

Very many thanks for the info,

Chris.:D
 


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