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    power steering resovoir

    wheres the reservoir for the power sterring on a 1.8 mk4 astra ?

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    same location as all the other models on the mk4 - if u pop the bonnet it'll be just right of centre down on the bulkhead. If its a TRW Gen 1 pump it'll be a slim round reservoir. TRW Gen 2 will be a short tubby round reservoir, or if its a Delphi pump it'll be an odd angular shaped one. U cant really miss it as theres only one reservoir there . Any questions just ask.

    If u are topping / refilling the fluid u must use the Genuine Vx green stuff - part number: 93160548 - u cant just whack in any old AT fluid like u can on most other pas systems.

    Good luck and hope this helps.

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    Just out of interest,, what happens if you use any other stuff??

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    well u can use ATF but it really isnt advisable - cant comment on what does or doesnt happen but all I know is for the cost of the genuine stuff £6.50/litre its easier to be on the safe side. If ur running the wrong stuff then Id recommend changing it to the correct stuff. TRW Generation 1 pumps - upto about yr 2000 could usually get away with using the auto trans fluid but I would stick with the green stuff.

    I presume youve got standard AT fluid in?

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    i topped up about a tiny amount two days ago, when i say tiny i mean about 2 table spoons. Will it be ok?

    I used ordinary powers steering fluid from motor shop. Guy said it would be ok for Vauxhall.

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    dip - I did the same thing yesterday! I wasnt sure if there was a specific one I would need, so I went to Halfords had a look and found ATF/PSF specific for Vauxhalls it said on the bottle.
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    coupe t1m i dont think it will be a major problem. Just next time i will go vauxhall!

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    No I don't see there being an overall problem, just wise to us the VX stuff in future!! (now I know there is one)
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    Lee, yes that's the one.

    The PAS in the later Mk4s has in integrated motor, so the fluid lubricates the motor. Ordinary ATF doesn't lube the same as the stuff Vauxhall use. Though, topping up with the normal ATF should be OK.
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