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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, Mar-19-2012, 08:36:20 PM   #71
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Default Re: DIY - Change Power Steering Fluid

I just did this Sunday too. I didn't bother un-hooking another hose.
I just flushed from the bottom banjo, but did it 4 times.
I used Redline Synthetic Power Steering Fluid, because that's all I had.
It seems to be fine after a short test drive.
Apparently folks have used Redline before.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=571837
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Agreed... This write-up is excellent and the OP's car is uber clean (even though this was originally posted +5 yrs ago, hope its still in service and in this condition). Used this as a "how-to" to bleed and clense when I replaced my ps hoses this winter. This is an example as to why I bothered to actually create a user account on this forum.
Ha, yep, still running like new! Yeah, crazy to think that nearly 6 years have gone by since I wrote this up. Wow!
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Old Sun, Sep-09-2012, 11:43:55 PM   #73
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Another bump. I just finished replacing the reservoir, the suction hose with Banjo fitting (Cohline OEM) and the return hose with 1/2" high pressure hose (trans cooler hose from NAPA). Ended up cutting of the crimp clamp on the return hose and replacing it with a screw type clamp and a new hose. Thanks to OP for great instructions, it made the job much easier. Also, no need to close the reservoir until the system is completely bled. Bleeding is completed when the small air bubbles disappear from the fluid in the reservoir. I basically started the car and turned the wheel 10 times lock to lock with the cap off and monitored the fluid level. Once the bubbles were gone, I put the cap back on. It took about 1 quart of ATF for complete flush. Did not notice any change in steering feel but have a piece of mind now that my PS system is like new again. To whoever thinks about replacing the hoses: Do not forget to move the flow restrictor to the new hose and clamp it down in the middle with a screw clamp. Use the quality solid clamps, Wurth or Oeticker.
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Nice write-up and funny that this thread is 6 years old and still going.

I absolutely love the color combo of your sedan. I'm also one of the weirdos who loves the Modena. It makes my Arctic Silver / Black seem even more boring.
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Ha, thanks, glad this thread is still useful!
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Old Tue, Oct-02-2012, 05:49:16 PM   #76
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Can I use a Texaco 7045E ATF?
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Thanks!
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A few months now since I did this with Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF, and everything is great. While I was in there I changed the lines, did the bottom hose crimp delete, and added the later model M3 restrictor as well. Everything feels tight, no leaks, and I'm a happy camper.
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