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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmfreak View Post
    Care to elaborate? I thought that this was the whole reason we have this "myth"....
    But I have a suspicion you know more than you are sharing
    Simple, some petroleum based products are used as beauty products and others will downright kill you. Being petroleum based doesn't mean much.

    Redline may be an exeption, but from what I've seen in other places, the base stocks are usually different in the two fluids, and that's just for starters.
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    Interesting:-) thanks

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    Interesting thread guys. I've never had a Supra that didn't have a leaky steering system, but I suspect that's due to a lack of maintenance by my part (or any other previous owner), so I never gave it much thought.

    Might be worth noting, I've used PS fluid in my system, and likely on my other Supras as well. Can anyone say that they've only used one fluid or the other, and their results in regards to leaks?
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    I know one of mine only had ATF in it, and it leaked like hell... (fluid probably saw almost twice the use it should have) the one I have now has PS fluid in it... it does not leak, however, the PS doesn't work very well :-/ work in progress....

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    I've used new hoses since I rebuilt the engine and used PS fluid, the writing on the PS cap is worn off. Mine has leaked from day one, even with moving the hose and reclamping.
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    Default Re: Killing The Myth: ATF vs PS Fluid

    Interesting thread that contains some good observations. Congrats to the OP for making the effort. That said my comment applies only to older vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetjock View Post
    Interesting thread that contains some good observations. Congrats to the OP for making the effort. That said my comment applies only to older vehicles.
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    Lol so what is it about newer vehicles that makes it matter? Tighter clearances?

    Oh and my buddy drove my supra the other day... (has atf) he was very impressed and kept commenting with how my power steering worked soo well (he uses psf) that being said these are 23+ year old pumps...

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    So which fluid is best suited for our cars? I read Dexron III is bad, VI isn't viscous enough, and so on. What is the official, current day fluid for an auto mk3?

    Sorry for the noob question, I just want to make sure..

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    Default Re: Killing The Myth: ATF vs PS Fluid

    ATF fluid. This thread is about power steering.... not sure how "auto" is playing into your inquiry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfnaRcR4 View Post
    I'm wondering why some people have gotten noise with PS fluid?
    And this should answer the question about Toyota telling you to put Dexron in the PS system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious Surmiser View Post
    ATF fluid. This thread is about power steering.... not sure how "auto" is playing into your inquiry.
    Because ATF is AUTOmatic transmission fluid.

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