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Steering fluid

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Can someone please advise what steering fluid I need citroen c5 1.6hdi manual, not hydo suspension ,is it chf or lds,its a 2009 the newer model please
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Only LDS or Total Fluide DA, regardless of hydraulic or metallic suspension.
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Also it's a salon and 110 bhp ,I keep getting confiscating answers
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Citroen told me it's esso atfe oil euro car parts tell me its chf so I am really confused 😕
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Don't trust anything from ECP - they haven't got a clue.

I'm telling you 100% only ever use LDS fluid. The same fluid is used in Hydractive or metallically sprung Citroen C5 X7 vehicles.

Pop your VIN up, (please post your VIN in full without spaces - it will be automatically masked from public view after submitting your post & will only be visible to staff) so I can check the actual system fitted.

The LDS fluid was used for both suspension and power steering systems regardless of suspension type. It may be that as Hydractive suspension is no longer made, they are offering an alternative as the demand for LDS becomes less. I'll be able to check when I have your VIN.
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Just to confirm also that TOTAL (AT42) FLUID was used on PSA vehicles BEFORE the C5 MK I. So the C5 MK I, MK II and MK III (X7) use Fluide DA or LDS.
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VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] thanks for the help
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Yes, stick to LDS or Fluide DA as mentioned.
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Thanks Marc, I will do