Originally Posted by njskatchmo
I have about 70k miles on my 02 WRX. I can't get my car into 1st in a roll and Reverse always resists, not to mention a stiff 2nd gear. Am I ready for the Cocktail of:
1qt Redline lightweight shockproof
1qt Pennzoil Synchromesh
2qt Castrol HypoyC 80w-90
Is my tranny too high mileage for this?
How hard is it to replace this yourself? Anyone have directions?
What about the differential fluid any comments?
T I M E
FOR THE SUBARU 5MT TRANSMISSIONS O N L Y!!!!!
I CAN NOT CONDONE AND DO NOT PROMOTE THE USE OF THE MIX OF PRODUCTS IN THIS POST OR IN THIS THREAD OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN ANY OTHER TYPE OF TRANSMISSION!!!!
USE IN ANY OTHER TRANSMISSION AT YOUR OWN RISK
Favorable results reports of using the 'cocktail' in other transmissions are all over the internet, but I can not verify any of these.
The 'cocktail' was not and is not intended to 'fix' or 'band aid' transmissions that are worn or failing.....it WAS AND IS intended to smooth shifting make manipulation of the transmission less problematic than other than other available fluids ONLY.
All sorts of idiot bull**** has been posted and IS NOT TRUE.
DON'T BELIEVE IT.
2qt 80w90 Castrol HypoyC(NOW labeled Axle Limited Slip 80W-90
by Castrol in North America) NO stupid PM's on this either
1qt Redline HEAVYWEIGHT
SHOCKPROOF....NOT the LIGHTWEIGHT!!!
1qt Penzoil 'SYNCHROMESH' transmission fluid....the GM synchromesh fluid PN 12345349 is available at any GM dealer and can be used if the Penzoil product is not available....the Penzoil one IS better.
1) FOR BEST RESULTS DRAIN THE TRANSMISSION FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES...REMOVE the trans dipstick
and use a funnel(see below) with a long spout....
Pour the WHOLE BOTTLE of the HEAVYWEIGHT SHOCKPROOF(NOT THE LIGHTWEIGHT) into the trans....
2) Pour EXACTLY
1/2 of ONE of the bottles of CASTROL into the now empty shockproof bottle and shake it gently.....and pour THAT into the trans
3) Pour ALL REMAINING CASTROL PRODUCT into the trans.
4) Pour EXACTLY
1/3 of the 'synchromesh' into the trans and replace the dipstick
5) Drive car in a NORMAL AND RATIONAL AND REASONAL MANNER
using ALL the gears INCLUDING REVERSE.....
6) Park car on LEVEL surface
....wait at least 20 minutes and check trans fluid level.....top up with the synchromesh product.
THE 5MT TRANSMISSION DOES NOT LIKE TO BE AT ALL UNDER FILLED....A BIT OVER FILLED IS BETTER THAN ANY UNDERFILL AMOUNT.
OVERFILLING THE TRANSMISSION S L I G H T L Y IS NO BIG DEAL.....DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. NO stuid pm's or posts on this please
ALWAYS POUR S L O W L Y.....or ya may end up with it all over UNDER the car and NOT in the trans where ya want it
these funnels work great...and no need to take the IC off
POUR SLOWLY....think glacial, here.