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Question Power Steering Pump & Filter

1969 250 - Got her running and found the steering fluid quite low, really not working when turn to the left, and no filter in the canister. I ordered MB steering fluid and a new filter, but the previous owner must have used regular (red stuff) fluid. Is it ok to mix. The MB fluid is much thicker and closer to clear. I did add some in and it seems to be working fine - now assists left and right. Do I need to purge and refill with just MB?
Lots of other issues with this thing so I would rather move on to the next.
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That old red stuff is likely ATF. Mercedes called for ATF in their power steering units until about the late 80's.

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