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Old 06-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Doing P/s fluid and reservoir

I am looking for a new reservoir and noticed on realOEM.com part #32411097164 has ended and replaced by #32416851217 but that part calls for CHF 11.S power steering fluid systems. Does this mean we do not put ATF in our car for the p/s anymore? do i use CHF 11.S fluids or can i get it and use ATF?

I have an 04 330i zhp
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: Doing P/s fluid and reservoir

The container is the same, it only comes with a CHF labeled cap. I used my old ATF cap with the new rubber ring from the CHF cap.

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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No, continue to use Dexron III ATF. The reservoir has no influence whatsoever on what fluids are to be used. The steering rack and pump would dictate that. However, you can still get the old part number: 32411097164. The new one simply has a new label. I would get the old number so it still says ATF Only. I, myself, purchased the old number (brand ZF) from Pelican Parts, but ECSTuning also has it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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The part seems to have been superseded in 03/11 so I think you're good with just ATF. I suspect that note is there for newer BMWs which use the same reservoir and CHF 11.S. Parts cross is here.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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Yea ZF is about 25 bucks cheaper too.
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