PS Fluid Question

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  1. PFMFJ80

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    I was today in Walmart trying to buy ATF for a PS fluid change. The only thing they had was SuperTech. It is Dexron VI and seems it is backwards compatible... so I bought it.

    I would be using this only for the PS, not tranny.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
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    @OTRAMM ?

    Advance and Napa carry name brand Dex/Merc, just FYI.
     
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    Yes, I should have gone to either...maybe I'll just do that in the morning and return the SuperTech. Just thought it might be as good for the PS.
     
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    I might be a bit more picky with my transmission, but for power steering I would just use the cheap stuff.
     
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    Dex VI is synthetic, It's likely backwards compatible in the PS but I'd get DexIII or dec/merc to be on the safe side.
     
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    The price difference is not that much so go for the good stuff at NAPA or Advance Auto. Better to be pound wise than penny foolish. All the best.
     
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    You guys make a good point when you look at it that way. For a few bucks more I guess I'd go with the good stuff too. :cheers:
     
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    Thanks, OTRAMM. Got DEC/MERC and returned the Dex VI.
     
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