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Old 05-14-2012, 02:30 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Question Best Power Steering Fluid

Just wondering what kind of power steering fluid everybody uses. About to change mine I'm sure the old owner never changed it. Just wanna get the best I can.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:47 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I just put royal purple in mine ... simply cause its the only synthetic that I can easily obtain (NAPA or Orielly's).

I've read good things about Redline and Amsoil too. Basically, most people like the synthetics. However, I think adding a cooler is probably the best way to extend the life of the fluid, pump, and hydroboost.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:51 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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What kind of cooler would you use if you do have one?


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Old 05-14-2012, 02:53 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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And how much power steering fluid do I need to fill it back up after I drain it?


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06 Dodge 2500 Cummins CCSB "The Tow Machine"
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:03 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Here is the Flushing How To: <here>

As for the cooler, I just ordered a cheap one from Amazon (
derale 13200 derale 13200
) and will be putting it on in the next week or so . But there is actually a GM cooler for the Duramax (part # 10385584 IIRC).
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http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/ho...ost-flush.html
do this.......
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:43 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Yeah I've read that and plan on following it I just didn't know how much power steering fluid I'd need. I'm getting ready to flush and add new here in the next couple hours. Anything else that I should go ahead and do fluid wise? I already did oil. Was thinking transmission fluid and filter and brake fluid.


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06 Dodge 2500 Cummins CCSB "The Tow Machine"
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If you run about 3-4 qts through there it should be well flushed.

As far as other fluids...
In addition to what you list you might consider:
Transfer Case
Front and rear differentials
Coolant flush

If you haven't already:
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Cabin Filter (I think the '03s still had them)

Then she'll be good as new.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:04 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Took 4 quarts for mine to run clear


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4 inch DP back exhaust 7 inch tip, PPE Gauges, Stinger Digital Voltage Meter, All Blue led dome lights, gauge lights, under dash, & under backseat, Smoked 8k 55w highs, lows and fogs, LED Taillights , 35x12.5x20 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 20x10 Custom XD Rockstars, AEM Bruteforce CAI, EFI Live by duramaxtuner.com, DMAXSTORE & PPE Stage 6 transmission, AirDog II 165gph

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