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#3285888 - 02/18/14 06:31 AM GM power steering fluid
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 619
Loc: West Michigan
Love the fact my fords just use ATF but what is the general recommendation on a GM, specefically an Oldsmobile aurora with the superstars 3.5L?


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#3285889 - 02/18/14 06:35 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 780
Loc: North Carolina
I would say any fluid meeting this spec, GM P/N 1052884, Spec 9985010 would work just fine for the power steering.

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#3285929 - 02/18/14 07:21 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 10263
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
I use the Valvoline PS fluid for GM it works well and is inexpensive.

http://www.valvoline.com/products/consumer-products/power-steering-products/power-steering-fluid/29
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#3285930 - 02/18/14 07:22 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5313
Loc: New York
I always used regular PS fluid (not the leak stop kind) in my Buick and it worked well. I used Walmart brand with good results. I would turkey baster it out every couple of oil changes.

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#3285947 - 02/18/14 07:37 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 9957
Loc: Illinois
M1 ATF should work well for you.
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#3286105 - 02/18/14 11:15 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6319
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Prestone PSF works good in my Buick, but i am soon changing after doing some searching to GM Cold Climate PSF which has better specs.

http://paceperformance.com/i-5130745-123...luid-16-oz.html
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#3286120 - 02/18/14 11:33 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: tig1]
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 6531
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: tig1
M1 ATF should work well for you.


Oh, you should have seen the way that the dealer's service adviser scolded me for doing this in my Silverado.

And they did me a "favor" by flushing it all out at no charge, and replacing it with the [censored]-tastic stuff that GM recommends, that causes my power steering pump to moan and groan all winter long.

And as I've mentioned before, they stopped seeing me about the same time the warranty expired. Imagine that!
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#3286566 - 02/18/14 07:07 PM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6953
Loc: Florida
GM PSF is about as cheaply made as PSF gets. I get Valvoline from parts stores because it meets the specs and isn't expensive.

However, when I want high performance, I buy Royal Purple.
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#3286929 - 02/19/14 07:19 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
Falcon_LS Offline


Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 3555
Loc: Kuwait
I dumped the GM stuff for CHF 11S and haven't looked back.
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#3287015 - 02/19/14 09:18 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
WishIhadatruck Offline


Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 1295
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
I've used Valvoline PSF in my Grand Prix its whole life and I've owned it since new. 219k miles now and no issues at all.

My wagon had some cold weather power steering issues and I use Redline PSF in it and it has been happy for several years now with that.
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#3287604 - 02/19/14 07:27 PM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: Falcon_LS]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 7165
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
I dumped the GM stuff for CHF 11S and haven't looked back.


I did the same, the Pentosin fluid is GREAT for these 0*F mornings, and it actually carries a GM/AC Delco part number (for late model GMs) at the store I buy it from. thumbsup smile
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