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Old 05-06-2008, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my first land rover 2000 disco series II and will have a lot of questions as I hope to do most of the work myself. The first thing I have run into is a slight leak in the power steering hose. (The repair manual is in the mail) I need to add some power steering fluid however the owners manual suggest texaco. The dealership suggested something I can only get from them and I live 200 miles away. Any suggestions on what to use? Cheers
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Go buy a bottle of Vavolines synthetic power steering fluid.
How many miles on your truck, sounds like you are ready for some replacement hoses.
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Hey Mike thanks for the help, just to clarify the valvoline power steering fluid can be used on system with ACE? because a local mechanic said that since I have the ACE system I would have to use the land rover psf. It has 80K and is in need of all the regular 90K work. Over the next couple weeks I plan on trying to get that done. Cheers
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The valvoline PSF works good. I use it.
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Works like a champ.
Do you know how to service the ACE? If you want to do it your self and save money on doing both the steering and ACE, get back to me.
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Land rover recomends Texaco Cold Climate PSF 14315 but... You might know that Cheveron bought Texoco and Havoline, I picked up some Havoline PS fluid (Amber in color) the other day, it also had the Texoco symbol on the label. I've had a heck of a time with a moaning noise ONLY when I turn my DIsco to the right when she's warmed up. I also have a slight viberation in the steering wheel around 35 mph then goes away. 3 power steering flushes, 3 quarts of Vavoline Syn, and 2 bottles of lucas later I'm right back where I started. The Val Syn is not amber in color, if memory serves me it's clear yellow. I can say this. I put the Havoline PS fluid in (LR Recommended) and I've not heard the sound in 24 hours, keep your fingers crossed!
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Mine leaks like a siv, and and moans only when its first startup, usually cold. Once its warm, not a peep - and it usually doesnt leak (fluid probably expands to much to leak - moan is obviously from air in the system). My pump requires replacement, but the fluid I use is valvoline.
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Where can I get Texaco PSF 14315 ? Is there an equivalent, i.e. Mineral oil?
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Mine leaks like a siv, and and moans only when its first startup, usually cold. Once its warm, not a peep - and it usually doesnt leak (fluid probably expands to much to leak - moan is obviously from air in the system). My pump requires replacement, but the fluid I use is valvoline.
That early moan can be a valve hanging up for a bit and or too heavy a fluid usually caused by adding Lucas or some of the other heavier fluids. It happened to me going into last winter, when using a bottle of Lucas, I removed at least a pint of the fluid/Lucas mix replacing it with Vavoline and it has been fine ever since on those really cold morning starts.
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Where can I get Texaco PSF 14315 ? Is there an equivalent, i.e. Mineral oil?
As already mentioned, it is not made any more, you could use Havoline or any other major p/s fluid but don't use mineral oil, it is not intended to be used in our trucks.
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You can use Pentosin CHF11S as well. This fluid cross references to the same spec for Volvo or Mercedes
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