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Old 01-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e32 power steering questions

Hi All,

I've got an '89 735iL and I'm having some problems with the power steering. First off, how do I determine if I've got the self-leveling option in the back?? Second, I've got a leak back there that appears to be coming from the strut. Replacing the struts looks like a job I'd rather do in the spring when the weather goes back above freezing!! In the meantime, I need to keep it full of fluid but the Pentosin is really expensive. Considering I need one can of Pentosin every two weeks, what cheaper alternative can I dump in there until spring? Is Valvoline Ultramax 32 ok?

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Sounds like you do have S/Level and 1 of your rear pipes is leaking that goes to the strut, valvoline will be fine as you will have to change the lot when you fix the leak anyway.
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jeff_in_pgh, I have a 89' 750il with self leveling rear and it runs permanently on Valvoline Ultramax 32.

Hello marti5, hows it going? It's pretty warm here in South Africa. I see you have had a lot of snow. My next job is the cracked windscreen and sagging roof lining. Otherwise the car runs like a sewing machine. It goes over 200 km/hr easily. Not bad for a 19 yr old car.
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Hi, Bobwatt,

How you doing, yea we've had around 100mm, its around -2 at the moment so not to bad, good to hear your keeping a 7 series alive and running well.

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