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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Just curious, what kind of power steering fluid do you guys use?

I've got an AUII 2k Fairmont and I called Coventrys who offered me Motorcraft brand Power Steering Fluid with stock code R1424 for $15 per litre

What do you guys recommend?

I dont mind so much the cost, I just want the best stuff to preserve and lubricate the steering column

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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:35 pm 
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That is what I use, ( in the EA and the ED ) even use it in the missuses '01 Magna Solara 3.5...... R1-424.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:03 pm 
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R1 424 is used for EF-FG. Ford lists R1 36 Auto fluid for EA-ED.
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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
R1 424 is used for EF-FG. Ford lists R1 36 Auto fluid for EA-ED.


Series 1 of the EF's left the factory with Dex II/III ( R1-36 ) fluid for power steer fliud.
The EF's were turning that fluid black by 80,000km, and the racks were "squeaking".
So we changed the fluid to the R1-424 and in about 1,000km, the squeak was gone.
The series 2 EF's came with the new fluid.
At that time we were supplied with 4 litre bottles of Mobil 424 Tractor Tranmission Fliud to use before Ford had their own bottles of the stuff.
I was working on these cars when they were new at a Ford dealership. I was registered Ford Technician.
I does not hurt to run the R1-424 in earlyier Falcons. I even used it in the power steering of an XD V8 sedan. Been in there now for just over 5 yrs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power Steering Fluid
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:09 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Papa Smurf wrote:
R1 424 is used for EF-FG. Ford lists R1 36 Auto fluid for EA-ED.


Series 1 of the EF's left the factory with Dex II/III ( R1-36 ) fluid for power steer fliud.
The EF's were turning that fluid black by 80,000km, and the racks were "squeaking".
So we changed the fluid to the R1-424 and in about 1,000km, the squeak was gone.
The series 2 EF's came with the new fluid.
At that time we were supplied with 4 litre bottles of Mobil 424 Tractor Tranmission Fliud to use before Ford had their own bottles of the stuff.
I was working on these cars when they were new at a Ford dealership. I was registered Ford Technician.
I does not hurt to run the R1-424 in earlyier Falcons. I even used it in the power steering of an XD V8 sedan. Been in there now for just over 5 yrs.


So you recommend the R1424 for the AU Fairmont?
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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:11 pm 
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So you recommend the R1424 for the AU Fairmont?


They left the factory with it in there, so, yes.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:24 pm 
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cjh wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
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So you recommend the R1424 for the AU Fairmont?


They left the factory with it in there, so, yes.


you just said they left the factory with R1-36, scroll up
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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:34 pm 
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cczfairmont wrote:
cjh wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
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So you recommend the R1424 for the AU Fairmont?


They left the factory with it in there, so, yes.


you just said they left the factory with R1-36, scroll up


read it again he said EF1 and it changed for EF2

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:43 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
cjh wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
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So you recommend the R1424 for the AU Fairmont?


They left the factory with it in there, so, yes.


you just said they left the factory with R1-36, scroll up


read it again he said EF1 and it changed for EF2


cheers thanks for the advice i'll stick with R1424
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