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What is the proper power steering fluid to use on my 97 540i BMW

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Same as an Automatic Transmission ATF.

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It should tell you in your owners manual or on the cap. Or better call your local BMW dealer and ask to speak to someone in the service department and ask that question. They will help you or stop in there. They just need the year and model of your Bimmer

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