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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:09 AM
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My fluid was pretty dark before I changed it. I thought the color was light green but as long as it's not dark you are OK. That system does more than just power steering and it does take a fair amount of fluid to fill it and uses some occasionally. Not sure why though.

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Ok, so I checked it again just to make sure it was purple as I was just going off what the picture showed. I dipped a white paper towel and it came out looking like this. Def not purple. Doesn't look very green either, may have a slight tint, but at least it looks pretty clean : )
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:13 AM
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I'd be concerned if I was losing PS fluid on a regular basis. Definitely look over the system for any signs of leak and get that corrected if you need to add fluid.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:59 AM
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When I checked it and it was dry, my car had been sitting for a few hours. I drove to get the fluid, and when I went to top it off the reservoir was almost full to the max line on the dip stick...Are you supposed to start the car before checking it or something? I only had to add just a tiny bit...
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:03 AM
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When I checked it and it was dry, my car had been sitting for a few hours. I drove to get the fluid, and when I went to top it off the reservoir was almost full to the max line on the dip stick...Are you supposed to start the car before checking it or something? I only had to add just a tiny bit...
Check your owners manual for the procedure. It seems to differ from car to car.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:35 PM
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My fluid is a brownish color. It sounds like different manufactures use different color dyes. As long as you have the CHF-11s fluid, you should be ok. If you keep losing fluid, I would try & find the leak fast. Repair cost could be astronomical!

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