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Valvoline Power Steering Fluid #1133680 04/20/08 11:18 PM
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I was looking for power steering fluid tonight, and noticed that the Pyroil and Valvoline SynPower Power Steering Fluids are missing from the website. It has now been replaced with a "Valvoline Power Steering Fluid" that comes in a white one quart bottle.

Has anyone seen this stuff before?


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: The Critic] #1133838 04/21/08 09:45 AM
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Hmm, I always considered VSP PSF a good alternative. I have a 1/2q here, maybe I should grab a full one before it's n/a.

Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: The Critic] #1133904 04/21/08 11:56 AM
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Just use whatever ATF you have around. It is probably better anyway.


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: Tempest] #1133928 04/21/08 12:38 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Tempest
Just use whatever ATF you have around. It is probably better anyway.

Bad idea. A lot of power steering systems require a specific fluid for proper seal swell. I don't want to save a few bucks and have it turn into a disaster.


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: The Critic] #1133939 04/21/08 12:56 PM
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 Quote:
Bad idea. A lot of power steering systems require a specific fluid for proper seal swell.


Source? And you are talking about generic everyday fluid in your post, not some super special Euro stuff...


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: Tempest] #1133973 04/21/08 02:11 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Tempest
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Bad idea. A lot of power steering systems require a specific fluid for proper seal swell.


Source? And you are talking about generic everyday fluid in your post, not some super special Euro stuff...

Specifications are specifications, and an approved product should be used. I don't see why it's more important in an Euro application than in a domestic application. Anytime the manufacturer requires a certain fluid to be used, that's the only product that should be installed. I think any engineer, aftermarket or OE, would be in agreement with me here.

GM does have a specification for power steering fluid.


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: The Critic] #1133979 04/21/08 02:17 PM
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What does to owners manual recommend ? Some mfgs recommend a specific oil some for example recommend an atf.

Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: Steve S] #1133984 04/21/08 02:18 PM
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GM 9985010


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: Steve S] #1133985 04/21/08 02:19 PM
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Hondas should use their specific PS fluid - at least they used to need this.
Most others can use ATF.
Most cars use ATF anyway, but check yours out in the manual.

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Honda still does


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: odessit] #1134261 04/21/08 08:47 PM
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Some say specific NOT to use ATF, but I have and not had a problem. Plain PSF is the lamest automotive fluid.

Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: The Critic] #1136151 04/24/08 09:42 AM
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 Originally Posted By: The Critic
GM 9985010


I had a growling P/S pump on my Yukon and the dealer flushed the system and put in the GM syn fluid which worked for about 5,000 miles and began growling again. So I put in Royal Purple Max EZ which exceeds that GM spec. All is quiet.

Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: PT1] #1136305 04/24/08 02:27 PM
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I've used the Valvoline SynPower Power Steering Fluid in my GM cars with no issues but recently I just flushed one out with Redline PSF which states it meets the GM spec. It seems to be working fine. I used it in one of my cars that has an occasional issue when cold to see if it is any better. I'll probably stick with the cheaper stuff in my Grand Prix which never seems to have an issue.

I have not yet seen the new Valvoline stuff on the shelf yet.


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Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: WishIhadatruck] #1137078 04/25/08 04:32 PM
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I tried VSP in my 05 Corvette and it did NOT like it. Felt like ....well, kind of hard to explain. It would feel okay then all of a sudden, when turning, it felt like there was no power steering, in fact in felt like the car didn't want to turn at all. Crept home after stopping at the chevy dealership and immediately went back to the GM fluid. All is now well again.

Re: Valvoline Power Steering Fluid [Re: NewC6] #1137214 04/25/08 08:14 PM
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I pretty much use the VSPSF in all vehicles that don't specifically recommend ATF. MY roadmaster and the fiancee's cavalier have no issues with it.


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