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Old 07-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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hi to all you verts a bit of info if you dont mind . under bonnet on my 320cd 2005 e46 vert i have a cap saying ATF fluid only i presume this is power steering yes? does any one know what spacific oil i have to top up with? as i have heard the wrong oil will degrade the power steering rubbers. have looked in manual but cant find any info. any help is much appreciated
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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if you phone main dealer they will tell you.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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The power steering reservoir is a black canister in the front of the engine

see here: http://klinquist.smugmug.com/photos/...82_Js3AM-M.jpg

The fluid that should be used is ATF type "Dexron III". Since Dexron III is no longer very available most people substitute Dexron IV which is supposed to be backwards compatible, although you may get some different opinions.

As a new e46 owner I suggest you read this excellent post by E46mango:
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