Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum

Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/index.php)
-   1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14)
-   -   PS Fluid (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=4733)

dgs 06-15-2008 03:55 PM

PS Fluid
 
The shop manual says use Type F trans fluid in the Power Steering. I don't have any, and I'm not sure how hard it is to get but I do have some modern Mercon/Dextron fluid.

Is that OK to use in my PS system or am I going to have problems? I read that I shouldn't use it in the tranny as it may cause shifting issues, but that (obviously) doesn't apply here.

Thanks.

Bob M 06-15-2008 05:26 PM

I just went to Walmart and bought Power sterring fluid fo mine and it works also I got type F at NAPA store
Bob M

dgs 06-15-2008 05:27 PM

Actually, I just noticed that the dipstick says 'Type A', not 'Type F'. I also noticed that Type F seems to be available according to Auto Zone's web site. I'm headed to get some Type F, or if I can find it, Type A, but it doesn't look like that's available.

dgs 06-15-2008 05:28 PM

Thanks Bob, you and I were posting at the same time.

dgs 06-15-2008 06:17 PM

BTW - I went with the Type F for 2 reasons:
  1. I had already put Type F in when I rebuilt the front end last summer and replaced the PS lines adn therefore had to replace the fluid.
  2. Since it called for trans fluid, I thought I'd stick with trans fluid rather than PS fluid.

bcomo 06-15-2008 10:42 PM

Type F is what I also use in the trans and PS.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.