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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Been using the 'vert as my daily driver these last few weeks and this morning I noticed the power steering groaning away when parking. Checked the level this evening and it is pretty low but considering I've never really been troubled with it over the last twelve years I'll go with a tiny weep rather than anything more serious so will just top it up and keep an eye on it.

Trouble is, I know Saab swapped over from mineral based to synthetic at some point so would a 1995 take mineral or synthetic power steering fluid (or indeed does it matter?). Would bog standard fluid from Halfords do, convenient as it is right by the railway station I commute from or am I visiting a specialist supplier for the correct stuff? Handbook says Saab Power Steering Fluid 1890, what would that be in generic terms.

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