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Old 11-20-2000, 08:30 AM   #1
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Post Power Steering

A turkey baster makes the perfect tool for removing power steering fluid from the resovior. The resovior contains 0.3L of fluid, and the complete system holds 1.0L, so you have to do a transmission type thing (replace some, run car, replace some, run car...)

Be sure to use DEXTRON-II, not Dextron-III. Lucky for us Redline makes synthetic Dextron-II. Unlucky for us it runs about US$9.00 a bottle.


When using the baster to siphon out the fluid, cover the area around the hole with a rag to prevent drippage onto your EG33.

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Old 11-20-2000, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hey, sounds like a great idea.
A question: Why Dexron II instead of III? Isn't it an upgrade?
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Old 11-20-2000, 08:50 AM   #3
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I thought the same thing- Dextron III is the update for Dextron II? Will it hurt anything if Dextron III is in there? When I had a leaky P/S return line replaced, I had the mechanic put in Mobil 1 synthetic Dextron III, I'm pretty sure of it...

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Old 11-20-2000, 01:14 PM   #4
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I think when the manual was printed Dexron III didn't exist yet. This thread was on Yahoo a while back and it was mentioned that III had replaced II. I don't know what the difference would be.
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Old 11-20-2000, 02:10 PM   #5
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FYI I have been using a Dexron III ever since I had to replace my return line and have not had a problem.

Wanna know how to drain the power steering system completely? Have your return line split while you are driving home
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Old 11-20-2000, 03:05 PM   #6
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ha! I was dropping my car off at the mechanic to have some synthetic fluid put in the tranny- pull in and he says "sounds like your power steering is noisy" I'm like "oh", and while the car is idling and the invoice is being written up, smoke starts pouring outta the car!!! I turn it off, and turns out it was the P/S return line which decided to burst- it decided to erupt at the mechanics!
I had plenty of extra synthetic fluid for the power steering, since I was getting the tranny flushed...saved me a trip and possibly a tow!!! Knock on that "wood" in the SVX...


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Old 11-20-2000, 09:32 PM   #7
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Oh, and Dextron III is staying in there- should be fine...(crosses fingers)

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Old 11-21-2000, 12:27 AM   #8
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Re Dexron II/III, the manual says Dexron II. I have found places that sell Dexron II few and far between... the only place that had it was the place that had the Redline synthetic Dexron II.

It may be that Dexron II has been preety much discontinued in favor of the newer Dexron III.

But... the manual says Dexron II, so in to the tank it went.

Also, I forget who asked, but the light in the center lock switch DOES light up.
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