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Old 08-04-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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ok. so my car is sitting at like 46000 miles and in about 2 months im about to go on a 2500 mile drive to denver. im not too sure what all i need to do to it at this mileage. i do know that i need to get my rotors turned and get new brake pads as well as bleed my brakes.. im also pretty sure i need to do a transmission fluid change and rear diff fluid change as well as have a radiator/coolant flush done. i have a few questions pertaining to this though.

1) what rear diff fluid and transmission fluid is recommended? the denver winters arent nearly as harsh as they are here, but i would like some nice fluids. ive hear redline shockproof (??) is a good fluid of choice
2) what brake pads are recommended for a daily driver that sees various forms of braking from barely any pressure to stomping on the pedal from xx mph and will see a few 1/4 mile runs spread throughout the year.
3) are there any thing else i should consider changing? spark plugs, fuel filter,etc,etc??
4) and finally... if i bought all the parts and fluids etcetc.. and ordered some pizza and bought some beer - would anyone consider spending a saturday or what not helping me do all this stuff since i have uh... yeah - no clue nor the tools probably neccesary to do half the stuff.
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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maybe next saturday, gotta check my schedule.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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Was phil's quote too high?
At 45k you should pull the fuel filter and without spilling the fuel, tap all over the filter and blow it out backwards into a sobe bottle or jar. You can be the judge of how dirty the fuel is, it should be near clear, or almost like brake fluid. pull the plugs and just check em out, I don't know what you've done to your car, but without proper spark, things can go very wrong. Check the gap on 'em.(or have someone check the gap)

As for what to put in your diffs.
Rear- RL 75w90
Tranny- Uncle Scotty's Cocktail for Subi Tranis:

1qt Redline lightweight shockproof
1qt Pennzoil Synchromesh
2qt Castrol HypoyC 80w-90

Uncle Scotty says...

" ...juust do it....and remember.....do NOT dump 4 qt in the tranny!!!!!!!!

That WILL overfill it---bad juju.

Add ~3.3 - 3.4...drive the car---check....repeat a couple times....make SURE it isn't too much before ya add more.

Add the lube SLOWLY into the dipstick tube or you WILL get more UNDER the car than IN the tranny.

I have had very little experience with anything but raybestos brake pads, so I really can't help you there.
Good luck
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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turbo doesn't need plugs until 60k at least. wouldn't even bother with the hassel of getting to and pulling one if I were you.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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Tranny- Uncle Scotty's Cocktail for Subi Tranis:

1qt Redline lightweight shockproof
1qt Pennzoil Synchromesh
2qt Castrol HypoyC 80w-90
I'd like to try this in my Boxster's Getrag trans. It doesn't shift too well when it's cold. Is there some place in town that sells these fluids????? I need to do this next weekend!
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:32 AM   #6
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I'd like to try this in my Boxster's Getrag trans. It doesn't shift too well when it's cold. Is there some place in town that sells these fluids????? I need to do this next weekend!
The Pennzoil Synchromesh is also sold at the GM dealer. Not sure who's a Redline dealer in town, but I've got a spare quart of Redline MT-90 that I don't need and can't use (no more MR2). I've never looked into the castrol since it's an 80w, but I like the Valvoline full synth. 75w-90 at NAPA. Both of these are GL-5 though, so I would double check your tranny specs. GL-4 and GL-5 are NOT compatable.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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you just can't argue with this mix, do a search.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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I'd like to try this in my Boxster's Getrag trans. It doesn't shift too well when it's cold. Is there some place in town that sells these fluids????? I need to do this next weekend!
search for 1 on amazon.com the other 2 will show up under "people who bought this also bought"

i'm gonna order some this week...tell me if you want some too so i'll just order double
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:49 PM   #9
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i read the title as 45000 mile trip ahead
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:12 PM   #10
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you just can't argue with this mix, do a search.
I can and did. Uncle Scotty didn't say anything about a Porsche transaxle, and you risk corroding yellow metals (e.g. syncros) when you use GL-5 gear oils with a tranny that is spec'd to only use GL-4.

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Old 08-06-2007, 12:46 AM   #11
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search for 1 on amazon.com the other 2 will show up under "people who bought this also bought"

i'm gonna order some this week...tell me if you want some too so i'll just order double

Not all of those sellers will ship to AK, though. I was looking at this a couple weeks ago.

Anyone know a local Redline dealer?
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:09 AM   #12
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1. go to google.
2. search for redline dealers.
3. enter zip in redline dealer finder website.
4. come up with this page: http://www.redlineoil.com/dealers_re...=10&submit.y=4
(however it looks that the only local dealer that carries the good stuff, is in palmer...)
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:23 PM   #13
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1. go to google.
2. search for redline dealers.
3. enter zip in redline dealer finder website.
4. come up with this page: http://www.redlineoil.com/dealers_re...=10&submit.y=4
(however it looks that the only local dealer that carries the good stuff, is in palmer...)
Thanks. Perhaps I could have worded it better, but I was wondering if anyone "knew" a local dealer. Because websearches unfortunately don't always tell you everything. Like who has a friend locally that could use some business.

Oh, and sorry for going slightly OT, but I figured if there's a Redline source in Anchorage, it would benefit a lot of us to know.

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Old 08-06-2007, 10:41 PM   #14
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...im about to go on a 2500 mile drive to denver...
It's more like 3250 miles to Denver... unless you hop on a boat. Not trying to be picky, just trying to help you plan.

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Old 08-06-2007, 10:52 PM   #15
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the 2500 miles is approx. from seattle to denver, with a short detour
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