M51A2 steering question

nhjohnny1

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What is the proper fluid for the power steering? I’ve looked at the TM and if I understand right it is hydraulic oil but want to make sure I’m reading it right?
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M51clueless

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What is the proper fluid for the power steering? I’ve looked at the TM and if I understand right it is hydraulic oil but want to make sure I’m reading it right?
thanks
From what I understand you have 2 fluids in the system the hydraulic oil is 30w , I went to Napa and got A32 hydraulic oil, I think the only difference is it has anti foaming agent. Been working good for me so far. That goes into the power steering reservoir.
on the steering gear box there is a vent on the top side of it, that takes 80w90 oil
 

G744

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You can use tractor fluid from a farm store. It is a good hydraulic oil.

Cheaper in a 5-gal bucket, too.

DDG
 
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