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Old 01-30-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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PS Fluid choices?

Hi Guys,

after developing a leak in my power steering line, I need to replace the line and re-fill the fluid.

Curious to know what PS fluid you all run? Do I need to get specific stuff from the dealer or can I use Swepco 715? Also, how much will I need? Can get 12 quarts of swepco 715 for $110. That would be ample I'm guessing?

Lastly, will I need to flush out any fluid that is currently in there or can I just top up.

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Old 01-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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The correct power steering fluid is Pentosin CHF 11 S or the later spec CHF 202. These fluids I believe must not be mixed with other fluids.
I could not find a reference in the Bentley Manual as to quantity - perhaps someone else with more experience can chime in.....
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Steve,

where can we find that in Australia and how much will I need?

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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The OPC should have it in stock.... don't know how much though...
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1 litre should be enough to refill pump & lines. Pentosin CHF 11S
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #6
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Cant seem to get this stuff in Australia, looking at shipping out 2 liters to Australia if any helpfull American forum members can assist?

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Old 02-01-2011, 12:02 AM   #7
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Porsche Brisbane had it in stock when I needed it......
Must be cheaper than importing it + shipping.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #8
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In Australia, you can use:
1. Porsche OEM (Pentosin)
2. VW G004000M2 - from any VW dealer, usually in stock
3. Penrite SSF - special order from any Autobarn.

Penrite comes in 2L. VW 1L. I don't know about Porsche (Pentosin) OEM.

I went with VW because that's the dealer near me. Price wise VW and Penrite are very similar (about $35 for 1L).

I believe a complete flush I is quite involved. Personally I wouldn't bother. The fluid is supposed to be life-time. Just top up and be done with it.

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