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Re: Pentosin in conventional systems

Gerard wrote:

> >    Why bother?  You can wash your dishes in distilled dionized
> water,
> > but why?  For a power steering system designed to use regular
> Dextron
> > ATF, just stick with good quality ATF-- maybe synthetic, but don't
> > bother with $18/quart CHF-- you're asking for trouble and flushing
> money
> > down the drain.
> What would be the best synthetic replacement for ATF?

To tell the truth, I've never bothered using a synthetic ATF in either
an automatic Audi transmission, or in any power steering system.  I use
Castrol Dextron III/Mercon in these applications.  If I were to go with
a synthetic ATF, (not an alternative TYPE of fluid, just a synthetic
version of Dextron ATF,) I'd go with Redline-- I'm so impressed with the
results I've seen from thier MTL, that I'd trust any of their products.
Keep in mind that power racks & pumps normally develop leaks before they
mechanically fail, and synthetic fluid is not going to preserve the
seals any better than a mineral based fluid.  You're also talking about
the difference between $1.79/qt for Castrol mineral based ATF, and
$10/qt for the Redline equivalent.  You make the call.


> G.
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