Ok, Can i replace my power steering fluid with any kind? Like castrol? Or is there a certain brand i should stick to (i.e. Volkswagen factory)
Also, for tranny fluid, is there any time i should be thknking of doing this?
is it auto?
anytime? sure anytime is good, u don't HAVE to if it's manual, can't hurt too though.
power steering fluid is kinda a grey area, i've poured regular stuff in with no problems that i know of, however none were my own car, heh. vw recommend sthis expensive stuff, which is damn expensive.
I was under the impression that VW changed their fluid recommendations halfway through 85-92 the early cars didnt need the expensive fluid and the later ones did. Or maybe I am thinking of something else.
Why would having an auto change anything? When i converted my GLi to 5spd I kept the same pump and refilled it will the cheap PS fluid.
I gather you won't be needing it but another alternative is FEBI HYDRAULIC FLUID-S6161, I got it from my mechanic when I changed my power steering pump and used up my remaining dealer bought fluid I had in the garage. It's a german product from Ferd. Bilstein jr. Gmbh.(hence the FEBI) I think it came from Bow Wow but maybe a place called 'Auto-camping' in the Vancouver area so it should be available in the East. It cost me 12$ can. maybe 15$ can't quite re-collect.
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