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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
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Yes BMW power steering systems use ATF fluid, Dextron I think, and they have for as long as I can remember. The oils are similar, but please do not mix them. Just for referance the 98' VW Passat uses mineral oil in the power steering system. Adding power steering fluid to that could cause serious damage.
P.S. Mine leaks also. I just clean it up when I wash my engine bay.
"It's not because I'm an aggressive driver, it's because I'm an idiot" actual quote from my wife.