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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:58 pm 
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i bought my car from a suttons holden dealership with a used car warranty.. so i have to get it serviced every 6months by them to keep it under the warranty... i have just found out that they have been using ATF in the power steering all this time. i know the AU uses a special power steering fluid, but since i have owned the the car, MID 06, the pump has been changed twice and the rack once and also the high pressure hose once...

Would the ATF be causing these failures? eg. destroying the internals, wrecking the pump and or rack, the seals etc...

i have not confronted them about it yet, that is happening on monday. i just wanna get all the info before i get into the argument of them not using the right stuff specified for my car..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:09 pm 
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i've been using ATF III in my EL XR for quite sometime. seems to work quite nicely..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:57 pm 
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As far as i knew, ATF was used as power steering fluid too :? , i can't imagine why you'd be chewing up so many parts...
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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:06 pm 
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fordman351 wrote:
As far as i knew, ATF was used as power steering fluid too :? , i can't imagine why you'd be chewing up so many parts...


yeah ATF and power steer fuild is the same product as far as i know, i have used atf in various cars, from nissans to holdens

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:24 pm 
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i know that the atf is also used as power steering fluid, but i know the AU uses a special type of power steering fluid, like it has a special specification... the atf is red where the special 'late model falcon' fluid that i picked up is yellow, and alot more dense... i was thinking that this might have something to do with it...

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:43 pm 
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AU Falcon/ Fairmont Series II, 4.0L 6 Cyl. Eng. (2000-2001)
Crankcase
HAVOLINE PREMIUM PLUS
Service Refill Capacity: 5.5* Litres
Manual Transmission
TEXAMATIC 1888 or HAVOLINE ATF-J
Service Refill Capacity: 1.9 Litres (See Note 203)
Automatic Transmission
AUTOTRANS FLUID BW
Service Refill Capacity: 4.0 Litres
Differential
THUBAN GL5 EP 80W-90
Service Refill Capacity: 1.6 Litres (See Note 660)
Power Steering
TEXTRAN TDH PREMIUM
NOTES
* Includes Oil Filter
203 Add 150ml. Lubrizol 7906 additive at each lubricant change.
660 Beam axle and non-limited slip differential shown. If fitted with limited-slip differential, use GEAR OIL LSD 90. If fitted with IRS, use SYNSTAR GL FM 80W-140, 1.6 litres. If fitted with both limited-slip differential and IRS use SYNSTAR GL FM 80W-140, 1.5 litres, plus 100 ml. Sturaco 7098 additive.


ford ea as an example.
Power Steering
TEXAMATIC 1888 or HAVOLINE ATF-J recommended for ea to eb

so there is a different ps fluid for au's

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Ah ha! Well, you learn something new every day. I never knew that :shock:
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