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Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid #4474568
07/30/17 10:45 AM
07/30/17 10:45 AM
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Hello yall

Recently bought a 16' buick lacrosse.
Want to replace the PS fluid with something great, also maybe magnefine inline filter too.
(Want best I can get, as it'll be cheap to do. Ie, maybe use a whole quart)

Vehicle calls for:
Hydraulic Power Steering System- DEXRONŽ-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Some Dextron 6 fluid:
-Valvoline
-ACdelco 10-9395
-Mobil 1 103529
-Castrol Transmax
-Havoline

Any recommendations for brands or types of fluid to use?
Also would "Lubeguard Power Steering Protectant" be any good, as supplement add on?
^Maybe it's "Snake Oil"???

Note: Plan to keep car for +100K miles

Thanks for any comments!!! cheers


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16' Lacrosse 3.6 LFX
Oil: QSUD 5w30 & Fram Ultra
ATF: Valvoline Dex 6
Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821] #4474595
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It is Dexron


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2007 Yaris 71K 0w-40 Castrol
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Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821] #4474608
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the cheapest licensed Dexron VI you can find smile

There's usually no reason to change the PS fluid, especially on a car as new as yours

Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821] #4474673
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You are way, way, way overthinking power steering fluid here. Like already mentioned, any licensed Dexron VI will do you fine.


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Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821] #4474685
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Originally Posted By: TX_1821
maybe magnefine inline filter too.


This is more important than the color of the container the fluid comes in.

What I do after that is every time I service the transmission (drain/fill every 30k), I pull one of the reservoir hoses on the PS system and drain it into a container, then fill with clean fluid. That and an inline filter should take your PS pump to 200k+, and you don't have to lift the front end and do a full flush ever.

If you want to be really efficient, keep the old PS fluid in a jar/container, use as a penetrating oil or cleaner, cutting fluid for drill bits, etc.

Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: Hootbro] #4475369
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Originally Posted By: Hootbro
You are way, way, way overthinking power steering fluid here. Like already mentioned, any licensed Dexron VI will do you fine.


+1 agreed. Given the choices you provided I would go with the Castrol. They make top notch ATFs


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