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just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

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just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby speedracre [OP] » Oct 05 2019, 3:02am

Just bought a 93 K1500 extended cab long bed Silverado. I'm going to change out all the fluids. Just need to know what transmission fluid can I use, No dexron IIe around any more. Type of power steering fluid? Antifreeze, Brake fluid and Diff fluid no problem. TIA!
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Re: just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby MacQ » Oct 05 2019, 3:45am

Transmission (I assume auto) - You can use Dexron VI (synthetic) or Valvoline Maxlife ATF (also synthetic and cheaper).

Power Steering Fluid - Valvoline Maxlife Power Steering Fluid.
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Re: just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby speedracre [OP] » Oct 10 2019, 2:54am

Well, I went to napa to buy a bunch of parts for my pickup, I had 4 qts of the dexron IV. The salesman asked if the dexron IV was for my 93, I said Yes , he said NO. Dexron IV is for 2006 and newer chevy. He got me a valvoline DEX/MERC Fluid for 2006 and earlier
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Re: just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Oct 10 2019, 3:17am

I dont recommend that multi rating trans fluid.

Just get some good Dexron VI fluid and know for sure your good.
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Re: just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby MacQ » Oct 10 2019, 3:51am

speedracre wrote:Well, I went to napa to buy a bunch of parts for my pickup, I had 4 qts of the dexron IV. The salesman asked if the dexron IV was for my 93, I said Yes , he said NO. Dexron IV is for 2006 and newer chevy. He got me a valvoline DEX/MERC Fluid for 2006 and earlier


There is no such thing as Dexron IV.

There is Dexron VI and it is backwards compatible all the way back to Dexron II & III. It is a synthetic and superior to the old Dexron II and III.

Valvoline DEX/MERC will work fine for your '93. It is non-synthetic and designed for vehicles that originally used Dexron III, II, or Mercon.
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Re: just bought 93 K1500 Silverado - fluid change

Postby speedracre [OP] » Oct 14 2019, 2:47am

thanks for the input everyone, I will stick with the dex/merc, only because my wife's 2000 saab 95 requires a mineral based fluid, non synthetic, a synthetic will mess it up. just being catious
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