w212 power steering fluid

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by keith of kent, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. keith of kent

    keith of kent Active Member

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    Car:
    E212 350 sport night edition estate
    2010 E350 212.
    Power steering works fine but on cold mornings there is a wining noise for quite a while, worse when steering wheel is turned.
    I've removed the massive cover over the engine and found the reservoir, the fluid is near the bottom of the dipstick.
    is this a special fluid that i need to get from MB at silly price or can I get it in Euro car parts/Halfords?
    Its going into my local indy in a weeks time for MOT so will get them to check for a leak. Would Wynns Power steering stop-leak be a possibility, I've good experience from Wynns products?
    There is a possibility that I may sell this car in the next few months so don't want to spend money on repairs if I can get away with it. I will of course buy a newer E350
     
  2. zenman63

    zenman63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just get the MB fluid from parts, its not expensive.
     
  3. AMGeed

    AMGeed MB Club Veteran

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    As above, use OEM fluid. Not a good idea to mix different brands anyway.
     

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