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Power steering fluid

I had to top up my power steering fluid today desperatly, mercedes wasnt open or i would have just gone there and got the "recommended" stuff, whether thats necessary or not? Anyways i went and bought some that was said to be specifically for euro autos, and meeted and/or exceeded their specifications, it also said it was compatible with all other PSF so there wouldnt be a mixture problem, is this going to be alright or should i absolutly be getting the MB PSF ASAP? Any problems with this? Thanks.
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You should understand the difference between "specified" and "recommended."

Mercedes specifies.

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Less of an issue for ML owners, since it will probably leak out when the reservoir and o-ring fails.

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I think you are probably fine with what you added, but if that was my car I would replace the PSF with MB specified brand sooner rather than later, and if it has a filter replace that at the same time.

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You should understand the difference between "specified" and "recommended."

Mercedes specifies.
Sometime they recommend - for example engine oil "For vehicles without Flexible Service System" - see Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Recommendations
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My 92 500 which has always been serviced by MB had red fluid. I did a recent flush and filter change and discovered the MB fluid is clear, I never knew there was a filter in there and a plastic level indicator.
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