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Hi,

So today I was leaving home for a short trip of about 3 hours driving up North. Since this is a car I only just bought (used), I wanted to check everything before leaving.

So oil was ok, coolant was OK. Then I noticed the power steering fluid was sitting just above (barely) the min level. I've been looking at the manual and oddly enough the power steering reservoir is not even shown in the engine diagrams?? Why is that? Am I not supposed to top up the power steering fluid? What I wanted to do basically was checking the spec of that fluid and order online somewhere and top it up when I get back home.

 

Cheers

Y.

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thanks!
should I be worried about it being in the min level?

I guess I'll top up and check after a few days.

Why isnt this even mentioned in the manual?

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thanks!

should I be worried about it being in the min level?

I guess I'll top up and check after a few days.

Why isnt this even mentioned in the manual?

Can't tell you why it isn't mentioned..

But I'd top it up to about 3/4 of the way between min & max :)

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Depending on the system fitted some power steering systems are supposed to last for the "Lifetime" of the vehicle which is why they aren't always referred to in the owners book.  My MK2 1.8 TDCI has a "sealed" PAS system, it can be topped up but not as easily as system that has been designed to be topped up as part of servicing/maintenance etc.

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