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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:52 am 
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This is kind of an unusual question that I was asked last night by a friend. He has a 2005 buick. It calls for GM number ------ ( I don't have it with me) He called local part stores and they say they don't have a match to the number. The owners manual gives the specific number while on other lubes it (Trans, Antifreeze, Engine) it say the number or equivalent. On the power steering it doesn't. So I guess the bottom line is should he get the GM stuff or put power steering fluid off the shelf in it? Thanks, Steve

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:10 am 
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I ran into a similar problem with gear lube for this NV4500 tranny in my Dodge. A tag on it specifically calls for Castroil lube with a certain number that doesn't appear on any lube in the cut rate stores.

So I contacted Red Line about it and they gave me two part numbers for gear oil they had that when combined would work. And it did. Seems the NV4500 syncros have a lining on them like a brake shoe and it requires some friction additives that most gear lubes don't have.

Maybe the guy could contact one of the lube manufacturers to see what will cross over to that GM number.

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:21 am 
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He was going to call the dealer today. He checked the pennzoil site and it said they were compatable until the year 2000. Last month I topped my 04 truck off with regular ps fluid. It calls for the same as the buick when I looked. #-o

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:08 am 
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It's probably a synthetic oil cuz we never change that stuff. I've got a bottle of Valvoline PS fluid that bought a long time ago that is synthetic that I use in my Dodge and Chebby trucks.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:48 am 
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Come to find out it is mineral oil O:) O:) :-k

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