Question: How do I determine whether to recommend BG Power Clean, PN 332, or BG Universal Synthetic Power Steering Fluid, PN 334.
Answer: Many European and other import vehicles require a full synthetic “Mineral Suspension-Hydraulic” fluid. We often call this application a central hydraulic system. This fluid not only protects and operates the power steering system, it is also used to provide ride and suspension control. These “mineral” fluids are simply petroleum oils that require superior hot and cold fluidity, and thus need the benefits derived from a full synthetic base stock. One such power steering fluid is Pentosin 11S. BG Universal Synthetic Power Steering Fluid is formulated around this fluid application and can be a direct replacement for Pentosin 11S. The Specification and Technical Data Sheet for BG Universal Synthetic Power Steering Fluid lists all known applications where a Pentosin 11S fluid is required.
BG Power Clean is an excellent power steering fluid; it has a friction-modified additive system. BG Power Clean is a synthetic blend. For all but those systems that require a full synthetic fluid, BG Power Clean can be a universal replacement.
In short, how do your shops determine which BG fluid is right for which vehicle? Simply, refer to the Spec & Tech Sheet for BG Universal Synthetic Power Steering Fluid and note all applications where it is the recommended fluid. If the fluid type is not listed on the Spec & Tech Sheet, then BG Power Clean will cover all other applications.