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#4474568 - 07/30/17 10:45 AM Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid
TX_1821 Offline


Registered: 05/25/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Arlen Texas..... (Houston)
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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#4474595 - 07/30/17 11:33 AM Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821]
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11953
Loc: Middlesex County CT
It is Dexron
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#4474608 - 07/30/17 11:47 AM Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821]
slacktide_bitog Online   content


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6183
Loc: USA
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

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#4474673 - 07/30/17 01:34 PM Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
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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#4474685 - 07/30/17 01:57 PM Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: TX_1821]
Oro_O Offline


Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1352
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
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.

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#4475369 - 07/31/17 09:26 AM Re: Best Dextron VI 6 Power Steering Fluid [Re: Hootbro]
Bgallagher Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
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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