85 Southwind- P30/454 Chevy - transmission fluid?
I recently had some repairs and thorough vehicle check. Transmission is about 1/2 pint low and my mechanic said it took Mercon and he didn't have any. But checking the owners manual it said Dextron II. I'm assuming my mechanic was guessing (Mercon is a Ford product and no longer available) and I think Dextron II is correct. Also, I do not know (nor did my mechanic) the required power steering fluid, although it currently is at ok level. Manual gives me Chevrolet part No. for that, so I should be able to find out. Sometimes power steering and transmission fluid is the same, but I don't think so here. Anyone know after-market fluid for power steering for this vehicle, and is Dextron II definitely correct for the transmission?
Also, initially I could not find the brake master cylinder until I removed the interior dog house and found it inside the frame next to the engine. It was un-accessible any other way and it had never been serviced. The reservoirs were bone dry and the brakes on the brink of failure. I also think that on a vehicle of this vintage there may be grease fittings on the drive train which were probably overlooked during regular oil changes --fittings on the universal joints and probably steering. In the next few days I will crawl under there and look, but any advice or info here would be appreciated. Thanks