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power steering fluid

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by Jordy Mark, Jun 12, 2008.

    Jordy Mark guest

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    For a 1987 325i. Ned to add fluid to power steering reservoir. What do I use? ATF?

    Autohaus guest

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    Yes, use ATF fluid. Dexron III or just get the factory fill......
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    dougbrown

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    in addition to ATF, Mike Miller of Roudel's TechTalk recommends RedLine Power Steering fluid for E30s... I have a quart you can have for free if you want (I bought it when I had an E30...)
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    az3579

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    If he doesn't claim it, count me as a second. :)

    Autohaus guest

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    I guess the quart is up for grabs. The shipping may be more than the actual item if you buy it locally :)
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    dougbrown

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    free oil

    yup but I was thinking the cheapest shipping may work out; and I would feel better not wasting a quart of good red line...

    Autohaus guest

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    Where are you located at?
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    dougbrown

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    san diego ...
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    az3579

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    Darn. I'm at the very opposite of the country. How much does a quart of that stuff go for? If it's more than shipping then I'm still game. :D

    Jordy Mark guest

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    Thanks for responding. I've already added ATF and the steering is much improved.
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    dougbrown

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    cost of oil...

    redline sells it for $9.49:

    http://www.redlineoil.com/products_coolant.asp?subCategoryID=5

    I usually buy my red line products directly from Red Line...

    I also have an new extra quart of 75W-90 final drive fluid - recommended by Mike for all BMW final drives but M differentials (LSD and not LSD) - since I just took delivery of my MZ4, I can't use this type of oil anymore...

    i don't know yet what the post office will charge to mail it. what is you zip code?

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