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Is power steering fluid the same as power trim fluid?
Last Updated: 1st July, 2021
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Just so, can I use power steering fluid in my power trim?
You will be fine. If there is any change in the speed of the the tabs, that will be short lived until the fluids gets all mixed together. Chances are you won't notice any difference. ATF and power steering are pretty close in viscosity, 30wt motor oil is way more viscous.
Furthermore, can you use regular power steering fluid in a boat? No diff. other then marine has a additive for moisture. If you get moisture in your system, you have other problems.
In respect to this, what kind of fluid goes in a power trim?
For the power tilt and trim the recommended fluid is Quicksilver power trim and steering fluid #92-90100A12. If unavailable use 10W-30 or 10W-40 motor oil. I'm not aware of any white fluid, you need to make sure that you don't have any leaks letting water in and turning the oil a milky white.
What can I use for tilt and trim fluid?
Dextron ATF is a good substitute for outboard tilt and trim oil, especially since the tilt-trim unit is a hydraulic system. As a substitute, Penzoil company has a marine tilt-and-trim hydraulic fluid that can be used for power steering and tilt-and-trim systems.