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

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 1529
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?

Edited by wwillson (02/18/14 10:59 AM)
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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: 995
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.

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

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 13582
Loc: MA,
I use the Valvoline PS fluid for GM it works well and is inexpensive.
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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: 6230
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.

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

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11220
Loc: Illinois
M1 ATF should work well for you.
2007 Ford Fusion 179,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
2007 Ford Focus 153,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

#3286105 - 02/18/14 11:15 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
901Memphis Offline

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 10594
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.
2002 Buick Century 125k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - M1 0w40 /Fram Ultra XG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317+MOS+ATP 205

#3286120 - 02/18/14 11:33 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: tig1]
mrsilv04 Offline

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7750
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!
Whatever you do... do NOT speed through the town of Gauley Bridge, WV.

#3286566 - 02/18/14 07:07 PM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
artificialist Offline

Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8009
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.
2010 Lancer Ralliart Sportback

#3286929 - 02/19/14 07:19 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
Falcon_LS Offline

Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 3779
Loc: Kuwait
I dumped the GM stuff for CHF 11S and haven't looked back.
99 Explorer EB: GC 0W40/FL1A
00 Pajero: Aisin PAO/Ester 5W40/MD352626
01 Marquis: M1 0W40/FL820S
03 Expedition: M1 0W40/FL820S
05 Envoy: GC 0W40/M1206

#3287015 - 02/19/14 09:18 AM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: buck91]
WishIhadatruck Offline

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 1319
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.
1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon
2014 Cruze Eco Manual
2003 2500 Suburban, 8.1L

#3287604 - 02/19/14 07:27 PM Re: GM power steering fluid [Re: Falcon_LS]
dailydriver Offline

Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 8531
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
2000 Z28 1SC 6 speed 180K miles
4L Motul 300V 0W-40, 2L Motul 300V 0W-20
M1-206 oil filter
Motul Gear 300 75W-90
Red Line D4/MTL in the T56