: What type of steering fluid would a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere use?



1964CoupeDeville
12-13-09, 12:31 AM
For it's power steering? Transmission Fluid or regular power steering fluid?

MisterBlue
12-13-09, 11:03 AM
Back in those days, "Type F" transmission fluid was always recommended. These days, it seems more normal to have some "special fluid" designated and used by the manufacturer, probably so they can make more money by selling you 8 oz. bottles of what is likely just undyed transmission fluid.

1964CoupeDeville
12-13-09, 02:30 PM
Back in those days, "Type F" transmission fluid was always recommended. These days, it seems more normal to have some "special fluid" designated and used by the manufacturer, probably so they can make more money by selling you 8 oz. bottles of what is likely just undyed transmission fluid.

Sigh, I'm getting all sorts of answers. The other place said power steering fluid here it says transmission fluid....

Ranger
12-13-09, 02:43 PM
I used trans fluid in the P/S pumps back in those days. I think everyone did.

1964CoupeDeville
12-13-09, 02:46 PM
I used trans fluid in the P/S pumps back in those days. I think everyone did.

Well I put power steering fluid in my 64' Cadillac and it did fine.

Ranger
12-13-09, 02:51 PM
I'm not 100% positive that you can't use it today.

1964CoupeDeville
12-13-09, 03:13 PM
I'm not 100% positive that you can't use it today.

It's too bad this is so convoluted.... The oil change place is scared to use power steering fluid or transmission fluid...

Night Wolf
12-13-09, 05:38 PM
Pee.

Lighter for less assist, darker for more.

dkozloski
12-14-09, 12:59 PM
I've seen reclaimed crankcase drainings used successfully. I don't think it makes a hill of beans as long as it's clean, petroleum based, and light weight.