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#527978 - 16/08/18 04:19 PM Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour
Peter J Offline
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Tarka's power steering pump reservoir is a bit low.
The hand book says that MMC use 33g automatic transmission fluid.

The full specification is Ford M2C-33g.
This Ford ATF fluid is red.

My fluid is a dirty green colour, BMW ATF fluid is green.

Would other Aero Owners know if their fluid is red or green, and if it is green it suggests that contrary to the handbook, MMC has used the same ATF Fluid for the transmission and power steering.

Advice much appreciated!!
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#528030 - 16/08/18 08:44 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
Burgundymog Offline

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Registered: 11/05/14
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Tarka's power steering pump reservoir is a bit low.
The hand book says that MMC use 33g automatic transmission fluid.

The full specification is Ford M2C-33g.
This Ford ATF fluid is red.

My fluid is a dirty green colour, BMW ATF fluid is green.

Would other Aero Owners know if their fluid is red or green, and if it is green it suggests that contrary to the handbook, MMC has used the same ATF Fluid for the transmission and power steering.

Advice much appreciated!!


My power steering is electric, no fluid.
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#528054 - 16/08/18 10:59 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
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Mine is Green, I just stuck my finger in there to double check.

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#528061 - 16/08/18 11:35 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: PeterG]
Ray Offline

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Originally Posted By PeterG
Mine is Green, I just stuck my finger in there to double check.
. Ughh.
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#528066 - 16/08/18 11:46 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Ray]
sospan Offline
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Originally Posted By Ray
Originally Posted By PeterG
Mine is Green, I just stuck my finger in there to double check.
. Ughh.


Essex lad.....what do you expect!
Stick their fingers anywhere! hide
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#528085 - 17/08/18 08:21 AM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
howard Offline
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Bet he didnt drop his bag of chips!

I very much doubt that there would be any real difference in performance Peter. But there is a risk that one is natural and the other is synthetic, like with brake fluid, so probably best to use the BMW stuff.

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#528098 - 17/08/18 08:42 AM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
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I'd be more worried about why it's losing fluid than the colour of it.
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#528105 - 17/08/18 09:19 AM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: tmg513]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By tmg513
I'd be more worried about why it's losing fluid than the colour of it.


I am also concerned, not just by the loss but also because the fluid is dirty, not clear green. I fear expensive repairs may be on the horizon. I'll top it up and check regularly. If it continues to lose fluid I'll ask Williams to investigate at the annual service in October.
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#528133 - 17/08/18 01:36 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
milligoon Offline
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What is the service schedule frequency, do yo have any service sheets indicating that it was done?
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#528142 - 17/08/18 02:24 PM Re: Morgan Power Steering Fluid Colour [Re: Peter J]
CooperMan Offline

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Registered: 19/11/15
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On normal tintops power steering fluid is not changed at service intervals (no provision to drain it) it's just down as a 'top up as required'

So if the level is dropping the system needs checking for leaks, it's sometimes just a tiny weep on a pipe joint
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