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Offline busnut104

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Power steering oil
« on: August 25, 2006, 11:00:29 PM »
I worked on my power steering many years ago and did not make note which oil I used. I think I put hydraulic oil but not sure, well I blew a hose I don't think there is much oil left in the system, I would like to use 15-40 this time, question will it hurt to mix the hyd. and motor oil. I don't think there is much oil in the system and I really do not want to try and drain it all out if possible. I have taken a sample to several people and no one call tell me what it is.

Offline NCbob

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Re: Power steering oil
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 11:23:45 PM »
You didn't tell us if is was Ross or Shepherd...but either way if you get an answer...I too would like to know ;)

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Re: Power steering oil
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 12:17:46 AM »
hth

http://www.babsteering.com/support/tech_pub/General Information/BP1997-3 Fluid Specs.pdf



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Re: Power steering oil
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 05:14:18 AM »
Hi busnut104,

What kind of fluid did you decide to use for this?  I didn't catch what kind of bus you have.  If you are still deciding, maybe you could post what kind of bus you have & the year as someone may have 'da book' on that model to give you your answer.

akbusguy2000, nice reference - thanks for posting!!

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Re: Power steering oil
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 11:17:46 AM »
I took a glass jar and mixed some hyd oil and 15 - 40 and I let it set for sever hours and it seamed fine and did not seperate, so I filled it with 15-40, I guess only time will tell.

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Re: Power steering oil
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 05:13:09 PM »
Interesting oil test.  I hadn't thought of that.  Thanks for posting the follow up busnut104.

Best Regards, Phil
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