As with engine oils, different vehicles require different types of power steering fluid. Using an incompatible Power Steering Fluid is a leading cause of premature power steering pump failure. Whilst some cars take ATF transmission fluids such as Dexron, many modern vehicles require special synthetic-based hydraulic fluids that are specifically formulated for power steering use and include additives for seal and pump lubricity, and corrosion protection.
Unfortunately there are many substandard Power Steering Fluids on the market that lack the viscosity improvers, friction modifiers and anti-foaming agents additives necessary for proper lubrication and protection of the pump. Use of a substandard fluid eventually causes the steering system to overheat and the pump to break down. If you are having issues with your power steering unit, it is probably caused by fluid so consider having it changed by a reputable garage or better still, buy your own power steering fluid and insist they use it.
As well as the ATF fluids, RAVENOL has a range of Power Steering Fluids which are carefully blended to match the required specifications of the unit or vehicle manufacturer. The special additives and inhibitors ensure optimum lubrication and protection of the power steering pump, and efficient power transmission and exceptional performance, even at cold temperatures.
There's no need to compromise when it comes to choosing the right fluid for your power steering and to be sure we've got most applications covered, included the latest OEM requirements. At RAVENOL we keep you on the straight and narrow!
RAVENOL E-PSF Fluid is a unique fully synthetic fluid especially developed for use in electro-hydraulic power steering systems, but also suitable for the hydropneumatic Hydractive III und Hydractive III+ suspension from Citroën..
RAVENOL ATF Fluid Type F is designed to meet the special requirements of Ford, Borg-Warner and Volvo, as well as for other automatic fluid couplings, torque converters, servo steering systems and hydrostatic and hydrodynamic systems for which the specifications below are required.
RAVENOL ATF Dexron II D is a blend of highly refined base oils and additive treatments to produce a high quality fluid for vehicles requiring a transmission fluid of this specification. Also suitable for some manual gearboxes and power steering systems.
RAVENOL ATF DEXRON III H is a universal automatic transmission fluid for all automatic transmissions, with and without controlled torque converter lockup clutch. Also suitable for some manual gearboxes and power steering systems.