The fluid you should get is an ATF power steering oil(e.g. Shell DexronII). This is normally available at any filling station..... Another possibility for the whining noise you hear, is a slack belt. Inspect this belt at tighten force, or install a new one...
The last thing you can do is to de-air (right word????) the oil pump. Carry out the next points:
- Fill the hydraulic circuit (engine off) untill the 'MAX' sign (at level stick)
- Start the engine
- Turn the steering wheel twice from left to right and untill the ends
- Check the fluid level again (with engine off) When you have to fill again, there was some air in the system!
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Originally posted by enefer@Apr 2 2004, 04:12 PM May be a really stupied question I have the same issue on a Compact 318ti could some one please advise me where I can locate the power steering oil container
many thanks in advance
It sits about 40cm under the air intake manifold on the right side of the engine block. It is pretty tough to reach ( I could smack the engineer who came up with that design )
Also check your drive belts. I had a whine in my steering when I would turn the wheel all the way at low speeds. This may be the forebearer of the noise that i was hearing. Worth a look any way while your under the hood.
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