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Old 04-24-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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Power steering fluid type?

I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering fluid.In
the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn’t find type F fluid
anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
Ronnie

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Old 04-25-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering fluid type?

ronbc wrote:
> I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering fluid.In
> the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn’t find type F fluid
> anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
> Ronnie
>

check for DEXRON II type on the bottle
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering fluid type?

In article <1_535673_ed0a25019bff635f0c06b0ab11fc1c81@autoforumz.com>,
UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
> I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering fluid.In
> the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn=3Ft find type F fluid
> anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
> Ronnie
>
>

Type F and F-L-M are the same thing. DEXRON III is backwards compatible
with Type F in most applications.

Bob
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering fluid type?

"Robert Dietz
>
> In article <1_535673_ed0a25019bff635f0c06b0ab11fc1c81@autoforumz.com>,
> UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
> > I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering fluid.In
> > the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn=3Ft find type F fluid
> > anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
> > Ronnie
> >
> >

> Type F and F-L-M are the same thing. DEXRON III is backwards compatible
> with Type F in most applications.
>
> Bob


From what I understand, Dexron is almost the same thing a Mercon, the
new Ford standard. Type F is the old Ford standard, and is not
compatible with fluids labelled Dexron/Mercon. That said this applies
to transmissions and the like, for power steering fluid, it really
doesn't matter on the Volvo.

To the original poster - Type F is usually sold as Ford type
transmission fluid.

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Old 04-26-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering fluid type?

Hi, power steering fluid is the same as Automatic Transmission Fluid

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> I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering fluid.In
> the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn't find type F fluid
> anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
> Ronnie
>
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Old 04-26-2005, 21:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Robert Dietz" wrote:
>In article
><1_535673_ed0a25019bff635f0c06b0ab11fc1c81@autoforumz.com>,
>UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
>> I have a 1990 740 and I wanted to change the power steering

>fluid.In
>> the manual it says to use type F fluid.I couldn=3Ft find type F

>fluid
>> anywhere.What should I use for power steering fluid?Thank you!
>> Ronnie
>>
>>

>Type F and F-L-M are the same thing. DEXRON III is backwards
>compatible
>with Type F in most applications.
>
>Bob


So auto transmission fluid works just as well?So any trans fluid that
says Dexron III will work?I also was looking at trans fluid today and
I say some that said type F trans fluid.Is this the same thing?

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering fluid type?

ronbc wrote:
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> So auto transmission fluid works just as well?So any trans fluid that
> says Dexron III will work?I also was looking at trans fluid today and
> I say some that said type F trans fluid.Is this the same thing?
>


For power steering on your car it doesn't really matter which auto
trans. fluid you use, but since Volvo actually specifies type F (or Ford
type) and you have it available, why not get some and use it?

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