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#2360682 - 08/27/17 03:33 PM Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF...
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
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Has anyone run into a situation where their power steering box and power steering pump call for different fluids?

From what I understand, Borgeson only calls for power steering fluid in their boxes. Alternatively, my GM-type power steering pump only wants ATF.

I am up to 200 miles on my car and have only run RedLine P/S fluid in it and cannot seem to get rid of the pump whine. I am thinking I will try swapping over to ATF and see how that goes...what have you used?
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#2360716 - 08/27/17 04:53 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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ATF in mine.
Now my Borg box leaked like a sieve the moment I started the engine, but was due to a pinhole in a weld.
A few strikes with a punch fixed that.
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#2360867 - 08/27/17 08:59 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Call Scott at Bergman.
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#2360898 - 08/27/17 09:49 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: BigBlockMopar]
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
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Originally Posted By BigBlockMopar
ATF in mine.
Now my Borg box leaked like a sieve the moment I started the engine, but was due to a pinhole in a weld.
A few strikes with a punch fixed that.



Ok, there's one Borg box with ATF in it that's lived. Good news!
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#2361576 - 08/29/17 07:20 AM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
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Bump, anyone else using ATF in a Borgeson box?

Thanks!
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#2361594 - 08/29/17 08:36 AM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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atf will be fine.
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#2368440 - 09/10/17 06:00 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: GoodysGotaCuda]
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Either way is fine, but synthetic PS fluid is best. If you have a hydroboost, atf is poison.
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#2368458 - 09/10/17 06:39 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: BergmanAutoCraft]
ahy Offline
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In general, older style PS pumps which ran ATF as original seem to do fine on power steering fluid. I would not worry about the pump with either.

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#2428931 - 01/04/18 12:47 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: BergmanAutoCraft]
Moparmatty Offline
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Originally Posted By BergmanAutoCraft
Either way is fine, but synthetic PS fluid is best. If you have a hydroboost, atf is poison.


Why is ATF poison to Hydroboost setups? Dodge diesel 4x4 trucks use ATF+4 in their power steering systems.
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#2429220 - 01/04/18 07:49 PM Re: Borgeson Box wants P/S fluid, P/S pump wants ATF... [Re: BergmanAutoCraft]
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Originally Posted By BergmanAutoCraft
Either way is fine, but synthetic PS fluid is best. If you have a hydroboost, atf is poison.
The bus yard I work @ has 30 small busses- Fords and GMs over a span of 30 model years, they all have Hydroboost and all use ATF- factory fill.
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