Power steering fluid

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  1. Busman

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    hello, In Spain and just checked and the power steering fluid needs topping up, in my handbook it says under approved lubricants
    Power Steering - ESSO ATF D
    Would I find that here (sanluca) or what would be the alternative
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Checked mine just the other day, looked low. Gonna wait until I get home. (In Spain)
     
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    Also ATF is Automatic Transmission Fluid
     
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    Just found this Dave. Hope it's of some help.

    Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Some vehicles, particularly those manufactured between the years 1980 and 2000, can use automatic transmission fluid (ATF) as a substitute for power steering fluid. If the power steering fluid in your vehicle has a reddish or purplish colour, it is very likely ATF. You should consult your owner's manual or the car manufacturer if you are unsure.
     
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    Bought some yesterday with ATF on it and it was red so thanks for the info.
    Dave
     
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    Did you look at both sides of the dip stick ? The levels are influenced by temperature so there are two scales
     
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    There was no dip stick just a min - max on the reservoir, made sure van level then topped it up, didn't need much.
    Thanks for help
     
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    Bloody hell Dave you surprised me that you found it was low :DIf it was on your bike no surprise but on the M/H :whistle::rolleyes:Hope you are both keeping well mate (y)
    terry
     
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    Your right Terry, couldn't miss it, it was right there in front of me when I went in to de-sand the engine after Morocco otherwise I wouldn't of had a clue, Might even check the tyres next lol
     
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