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Old 02-01-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2014
Car: E212 350 sport night edition estate
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w212 power steering fluid

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
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Just get the MB fluid from parts, its not expensive.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:21 PM   #3
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As above, use OEM fluid. Not a good idea to mix different brands anyway.
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