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I'm just about done rebuilding the steering system in my Omni GLH Turbo. I bought a reman rack & pinion, outer tie rods, p/s pump, pressure/return lines, and even an inline filter and new reservoir cap.

Since every component is new, I'm wanting to get some good quality p/s fluid. I've heard of synthetic p/s fluid; is it worth it? Just looking for something better than the cheapo SuperTech stuff I usually get...
 

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Bump.

Am I overthinking this? I think I'm going to go get some Mopar p/s fluid from the dealer. I just want something that will make my p/s last as long as possible.
 

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iTurbo said:
Bump.

Am I overthinking this? I think I'm going to go get some Mopar p/s fluid from the dealer. I just want something that will make my p/s last as long as possible.
No I don't think so. I use to be a trans fluid fits all. I don't know what has changed in my thinking but I run P/S steering fluid in anything that came with it from the factory. Just do it. And if you have an automatic it does seem to help figure out leaks not being red.
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PS Fluid.......

Does LUCUS make PS fluid? I like the stuff for an AT additive in my Ford 5.8L Conversion van.
 

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Lucas makes a powersteering addative that I've had pretty good luck using. Comes in like and 8 oz bottle, add this to the PS system and then top the rest off with a quality PS fluid. The early mopar cars used PS fluid from the factory. The later cars use ATf+4, the seals in the early cars are not compatible with the ATF+4 and use of it will very quickly cause oil leaks that were not there before hand.
 

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It looks like good 'ol Mopar P/S fluid is the way to go. What is the Lucas additive for? If it's a stop-leak product I'd rather stay away....but if it will promote longevity I'll try it.
 

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Lucas makes a powersteering addative that I've had pretty good luck using. Comes in like and 8 oz bottle, add this to the PS system and then top the rest off with a quality PS fluid. The early mopar cars used PS fluid from the factory. The later cars use ATf+4, the seals in the early cars are not compatible with the ATF+4 and use of it will very quickly cause oil leaks that were not there before hand.
This may be why my rack started leaking...
I added some steering fluid/sealer to my 89 2.5...
It started leaking a little while after...
I think it was prestone in a gold bottle...
What year do cars start using ATF+4??

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They started arround the 2001 model year. It depends on what vehicle. Pretty much none of the turbo dodge cars should have ATF used in the power steering system.
 

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They started arround the 2001 model year. It depends on what vehicle. Pretty much none of the turbo dodge cars should have ATF used in the power steering system.
Thanks, it was the Stop Leak brand of steering fluid that i think messed things up. I just added some Lucas stop leak for steering systems. I hope it works so i won't have to pull the rack.

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