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Mixing automatic transmission oil and powerstering fluid

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Normally atf(automatictransmissionfluid)is ok for powersteering also, but there are some bmw models that it doesn't fit.
If you have a green label on your powersteering oil tank, then you should use sfs11, if I remember right. Anyway this whatewer oil ia the same that citroen uses for hydraylic systems. Suspension etc.
But don't mix them.

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