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Old 04-28-2016, 06:38 PM
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3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

Just seeing what you guys are doing here

My power steering fluid on my 2012 WK2 3.6 is a little below the min mark, I want to top that off. I do not see any signs of leakage in this system

Anyway, fluid calls for MoparŪ MOPARŪ Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid meeting MS-11655
p/n 68065924AA

Alternative is: PENTOSIN CHF 11S
(they even cross reference mopar 68065924AA in their spec sheet)

I find Mopar fluid pretty difficult to source online. The mopar parts retailers online have it for $12-13 a quart but then add $15 shipping. Of course you can't buy it from Mopar's own website

Pentosin is available on amazon for 20 bucks shipped.

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Old 04-29-2016, 06:44 AM
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

I am interested as well.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:00 AM
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

I used this for mine. Works well. I couldn't find either of the others at a good price. I had mine go low as yours did. I haven't seen it move since I topped mine off.


It is for MS-11655. http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=PSFCN-EA
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:07 PM
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

I just F it and went to the stealership

I gave them PN 68065924AA and the parts guy couldn't find it

He gave me PN 68088485AA , 16 FL oz (473 ml/1 US pint) Electric Steering Pump Fluid. Out the door with tax was $18.20

FYI in case anyone cares this fluid color is like yellow/green

FYI2 if you search for this PN (68088485AA) you will find more results online

FYI3 I asked the tech why my fluid was below the min, he said its pretty common and not to worry. Even though its a closed system , the fluid tends to evaporate off and they simply top off customer cars when they are in for oil changes.
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

I miss having a vehicle where the power steering and brakes both used brake fluid...one bottle to buy at any Walmart.

I like that about my motorcycle: Oil for the engine, transmission and the wet clutch basket along with brake fluid for the brakes and hydraulic clutch control. It's air cooled, so no radiator fluid.

The downside is the rear drum brakes....
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

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he said its pretty common and not to worry. Even though its a closed system , the fluid tends to evaporate off and they simply top off customer cars when they are in for oil changes.
Yikes. Evaporate away? I doubt that. Under filled from the factory? Probably so.....I notice our 2015 with 4K mikes is right on the MIN mark.
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

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Yikes. Evaporate away? I doubt that. Under filled from the factory? Probably so.....I notice our 2015 with 4K mikes is right on the MIN mark.
Yikes!

Simply relaying what the tech, you know, the guy who works at the dealership stated. Which was they top off electric power steering reservoirs often.

Does it make logical sense a contained system could lose fluid via evaporation? Not really but I'm also not an engineer.

MY11 WK2s had a TSB issued for fluid weeping at the rack but early MY11 WK2s builds had a traditional power steering (hydraulic-style) system.

I literally had to add a very minimal amount of this fluid to put it within the acceptable tolerance
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Just seeing what you guys are doing here

My power steering fluid on my 2012 WK2 3.6 is a little below the min mark, I want to top that off. I do not see any signs of leakage in this system

Anyway, fluid calls for MoparŪ MOPARŪ Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid meeting MS-11655
p/n 68065924AA

Alternative is: PENTOSIN CHF 11S
(they even cross reference mopar 68065924AA in their spec sheet)

I find Mopar fluid pretty difficult to source online. The mopar parts retailers online have it for $12-13 a quart but then add $15 shipping. Of course you can't buy it from Mopar's own website

Pentosin is available on amazon for 20 bucks shipped.

Noticed my 2012 was low last winter (early winter), I bought some Pentosin CHF 11S from the local parts store and topped it off.

Now I have most of the can sitting on a shelf in my garage....

The Audi Forum I used to be on called that shit 'liquid gold' because at the time it was freakin' expensive for power steering fluid. Now $15 doesn't seem that bad.
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Noticed my 2012 was low last winter (early winter), I bought some Pentosin CHF 11S from the local parts store and topped it off.

Now I have most of the can sitting on a shelf in my garage....

The Audi Forum I used to be on called that shit 'liquid gold' because at the time it was freakin' expensive for power steering fluid. Now $15 doesn't seem that bad.
Just wondering, has it gone down since last top off?
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Just wondering, has it gone down since last top off?
Not the last time I checked...

Funny how little I open the hood on this vehicle.
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Re: 3.6 Electric Power Steering Fluid

I don't think they are full from the factory. I had to buy power steering fluid a month after I owned my new Jeep. That's how they make extra money on fluids.


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I don't think they are full from the factory. I had to buy power steering fluid a month after I owned my new Jeep. That's how they make extra money on fluids.


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Mine was full when new. Still is at 18k miles. At 9k miles, when I took it in to get it serviced at the dealer they told me that the fluid was dirty and was going to need replaced soon. I don't think so lmao
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