Power steering top up fluid ??

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Hi all,
Whilst changing the oil and filter on my W203 (2003) C270 CDI the other day I removed the Power steering fluid cap.. It looks pretty low BUT..
1. How do I check the level. Engine running or stopped??
2. If it needs fluid does it have to be MB's own or can I use car accesory shop stuff?
Thanks in advnce for any help.
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i usually check the level with the engine stopped although i dont think it makes too much difference. ive seen people check it on other makes with the engine running! as far as im aware, its just ordinary atf which can be obtained anywhere. im sure someone will be able to confirm this though. either that or i find out ive got it wrong! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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i usually check the level with the engine stopped although i dont think it makes too much difference. ive seen people check it on other makes with the engine running! as far as im aware, its just ordinary atf which can be obtained anywhere. im sure someone will be able to confirm this though. either that or i find out ive got it wrong! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

No,no,no T/p its not ATF!!

Merc have there own oil for steering!!

You were doing so well!:(
 

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No,no,no T/p its not ATF!!

Merc have there own oil for steering!!

You were doing so well!:(

Sorry SAM Pete was right for the 124,,they use ATF on both the power steering and non power steering boxes
 

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oh bu**er!! so is that the same for all models or just newer ones? i almost put some atf in mine, but couldnt find it! :Oops:

im glad that i said "as far as im aware" in that other post though and that "someone would confirm or tell me im wrong!" at least i knew i had an element of doubt. :shock:

sometimes its better to post something though i think, if only to keep the thread alive till the problem is resolved. im gutted that ive broken my good run though. :(

normal service has been resumed! or temporarily suspended, depending on how you look at it!! :lol:
 

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i think its a w203 in this case Malcolm
 

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on the 124 TE is the fluid for the SLS the clear hydraulic type ? this is the model with two fluid reservoirs. one on the ps pump & the SLS reservoir in the engine bay
 

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We all read things wrong Malc, there's no harm done, was just surprised by a 203 having ATF for steering fluid! knew it was wrong!
 

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We all read things wrong Malc, there's no harm done, was just surprised by a 203 having ATF for steering fluid! knew it was wrong!

Sorry I was playing around:Oops:,,,I will get serious from now on
 

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ok i was wrong. no harm done though thankfully! thanks to SAM UNIT and Malcolm for setting me straight on this! i must try harder!
 

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I use this for the PAS on my W124;

A0009898803

It's about £6 per litre, and, as you can replace all the PAS fluid with about 2 litres, it's never going to bankrupt you!

I don't know if this oil is applicable for later models though.
 

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