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Old 07-29-2008, 06:01 PM   #98
tony325ci_51
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London UK
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My Ride: BMW 335i 2007 Coupe
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Originally Posted by kpeng View Post
Power Steering Fluid - Every 50,000 miles
Very neglected, most people wouldn't even bother. In fact, I know people who have ran on the same fluid for over 100,000 miles. It may or may not make a difference, but it's very inexpensive to do, and why not give your baby some fresh fluid? Our cars take ATF fluid instead of Power Steering Fluid. I used the Royal Purple ATF, but Mobil 1 will do too. Don't get the cheap stuff, make sure it's Dextron III approved. I've read instances where people have gone over 200,000 miles on the original rack & pinion/power steering pump by changing their fluid on a regular basis. You can bleed it by opening up a line, but I just use the turkey baster technique
Quick tip, when doing this jack front wheels up off the ground to make steering easier to turn, ease strain on PS components and save tyre "scrub".
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