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Evening chaps

Long time lurker, first time poster, but I've registered now as I'm completely stumped here.

I've read a few threads on here regarding power steering fluid for the 407 2.0 petrol (2005), and the need to specifically use Total Fluide DE. Problem is, I can't find any anywhere. Can anyone tell me where you get the stuff from? Would a Total petrol station have some in stock?

I've been to Halfrauds, tried the EuroCarParts website, and nobody stocks the stuff. Is anyone able to shed any light on this?

Cheers :)

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Hello

Is it just for a top up or do you have a leak?

I had a leak - big leak! But i used what i got from a Pug dealership. Can't remember the name but was red and £10 a ltr.
 

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Alright Savs mate, thanks for the reply :)

Truth be told, I'm not 100% sure. How far down does the reservoir go? I can't see much liquid in there, so it's well below the dipstick level. Naturally, I've got the shuddery steering at low speed as well which prompted me to check.

Apparently they're prone to leaks as well?

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Hey Jacky

Ok, i can only go by what i had. If i look in the PS reservoir, i have a white "pot" with holes in. No dip stick as such. But if level goes below that i'd top up. Seems you want the reservoir to be full - top of dipstick if you've got one, or top of pot if you've got that.

Do you find your steering goes twitchy going round a bend? That's what i had. You might just have a very slow leak or natural wastage ( if that happens?)

Get a bottle from dealer if you can. I think a Citroen dealer will sell same stuff. Top up then monitor if it goes down. When topping up, once you've filled tank, move steering wheel lock to lock a couple of times. If reservoir drops a bit, top up again.


Once done, fully topped up, do a daily check and see if it still drops.

I had PS leak on the high pressure side of the pump. Not joking but used 3 ltrs in first week of ownership! It was really bad. Garage repaired pipe under warranty. Been good ever since.
 
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Also Id check your bottom Ball Joints as I had twitchy and clunky steering before I repalced mine as they where buggered. Afterwards the steering went silky smooth and still is about 9 months later :thumb:
 

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Cheers lads, much appreciated - Savs, I'll give that a try tomorrow as there's a Pug dealership near my office.

Colin - your fix sounds more expensive, with a bit of luck I won't need to go that far... ;)
 

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Hey Jacky if you just need a capful ive got some in my shed,if not Robins & day on Lobley hill road have given me good service in the past.

Welcome btw :cool:
 

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got a petrol 04 and I don't recall using specific PS fluid at all...think I just grabbed the Halfords stuff...topped it up way past the fill line and its been fine.
ill double check when I get home cause im sure its still sitting in the porch somewhere
as for topping it up: do as suggested then fill it a good inch past the "fill" line on the dipsticks...its a recommended trick for the fill level.
 

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Hi Trem, cheers man, I'm gonna need a full bottle by the looks of it like... I know Robins and Day pretty well, I got my 407 SW from there in 2008...

Aye, Kirisute, I'd have done that to be honest (I don't see what the requirement for the specialist stuff would be given that it's a mass production car) but people reckon they've used the generic stuff and it's caused them loads of problems...?
 

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im 99% certain I didn't buy a specific branded fluid...in fact I seem to recall it might be a multi purpose hydraulic fluid type of thing???
ill check when I get home and be sure to let you know later.
 

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http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/407-41/power-steering-problems-20336/
this thread mentions the "top up" trick.
just fill to about an inch above the dipstick mark..it helps with getting airlocks and "foaming" in the fluid

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_220177_langId_-1_categoryId_255220
this is what I use: Halfords Gear Oil 75w/90 gl-5
been ages since I bought it but I seem to recall checking the specs of it out in the books at the time and it fitted the recommended specs from the car manual.
its certainly what I use and my steering is smooth as silk with it and I barely ever top it up.
when I got the car the fluid was low..so I topped up; ran a day or two, checked; topped up again and so on til it stayed level..then over filled as suggested.
 

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Jackyladdo, Trem1 thought he was going to need loads when he bought his, we put about 50ml at it nearly overflowed. I have used his DA fluid to top mine up (joys of dad bein a long term peugeot owner :) ) and it only took a small amount.

PS dad i know it sounds like iim givin your fluid away lol
 

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I know what you mean, I bought a bottle last month and barely used any so now have an almost full bottle going to waste. I felt like draining and refilling the system just to use it.

If anyone in the North west wants a free top up, head over to Wirral!
 

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Hi I'm new to this forum!

I have just brought an 06' 407 HDI 136 with electric PAS. The power steering is not working at all, the drivers info screen says 'power steering fault' so I presume I need to get this on a diagnostic.

Checked fuses etc...I should be so lucky!

Does anyone know of anyone with peugeot (planet?) diagnostics in the Leamington Spa/Warwick area?? Needs to be reasonably close as its damn difficult driving with no PAS!!!

Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi I'm new to this forum!

I have just brought an 06' 407 HDI 136 with electric PAS. The power steering is not working at all, the drivers info screen says 'power steering fault' so I presume I need to get this on a diagnostic.

Checked fuses etc...I should be so lucky!

Does anyone know of anyone with peugeot (planet?) diagnostics in the Leamington Spa/Warwick area?? Needs to be reasonably close as its damn difficult driving with no PAS!!!

Thanks in advance!
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Id also say add a signature at the bottom of your profiles detailing your car type engine size etc and update your location in there aswell this will help when members are giving out advice as they may be local to you. It looks like you maty be in luck as WARLORD is based in Coventry PM him he should be able to help you out. but have you checked your fluid levels?
 
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