I’ve got a recently purchased 1975 K10 Chevy pickup. The transmission was low, got the wrong input, dumped half a bottle of ATF into the power steering.
I’ve driven it to work and back since then: steering is still fine: the wheels turn, no ugly cloud of smoke or ‘bad noises’ coming out of the motor.
‘The internets’ claim that for an older car ‘this is fine’ and ‘I do it all the time’.
But anonymous guys on the internet aren’t enough - I need anonymous guys from the Car Talk forum to assure me that I’m not going to melt the power steering.