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2000 MK 2 steering rack vs Stag rack
March 17, 2015
11:54 am

Hi Steve,

Oil is oil; but the additive package is very different between ATF and motor oil. For example, motor oil has additives that try to keep dirt suspended in the oil, so it can be removed by the oil filter. ATF doesn't, so the dirt will settle to the bottom and not circulate forever.

I have to think that, if motor oil were actually better, _some_ auto maker would recommend it for their power steering. But every single system that I know of either uses ATF (of one sort or another), or purpose-made power steering fluid.

Doesn't the 2000 even take different tie rod ends than the Stag? The Stag tie rods look really thick to me, much thicker than TR6 but I have no knowledge of the 2000.

January 18, 2015
2:38 pm

Have to have the PAS rack rebuilt on ME 4207. Have read the Stag rack may be somewhat different. There is a place in North Carolina that can rebuild, but have not been quoted price.

Along the line of power steering: a fellow 2000 owner said to use 20-50 oil instead of Type A (Dexron) fluid. Comments?

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