Ravenol T-WS compatible with Dex VI and/or Mercon LV in power steering system?

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Some of the universal trans fluids say they are good with Dex VI, Toyota WS and Mercon LV. I want to drain and fill the power steering system in a 2017 Ford Transit van, which used Mercon LV. I have a quantity of Ravenol T-WS already on hand. Is it compatible with the Mercon LV or should I just buy a quart of Mercon LV and forget about it?
 
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Isn't that Ravenol expensive?

I'd just go to Walmart or an auto parts and pick up either a licensed Mercon LV, or a reccomened for, like a Maxlife or other multi-vehicle.
 

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Yeah, I just bought a quart of Mercon LV and used it. It was cheap and the transfer case and transmission both use it, so why not.

I have the Ravenol on hand already as I use it in my Landcruiser transmission.
 
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For a power steering system I would not worry about using Mercon LV or a Toyota WS product. The requirements for power steering systems aren't that exact and Mercon LV, Toyota WS and Dexron VI are all very similar low viscosity specialty oils (aka ATF).
 
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Quite unusually both website and data sheet doen't mention miscibility.

 
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