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Old 11-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default '02 WRX (Manual) Transmission oil/fluid

Hey guys, I'm not sure on what type of oil/fluid to use on my cousin's '02 WRX. I looked at the manual, but it left me and him puzzled on what to use and what is optimal. Any type of help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:02 PM   #2
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Do a search for "scottys cocktail" which seems to be popular.. I h ave had it in for about 10k miles and I am not liking it too much.. I am getting more noise.

Second to that from what I have read, is the valvoline 75w90. I just got some from autozone today and will be sticking that in this weekend.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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Should use supertech semi-synthetic 75w90 if you can find it. Better, easier option then uncle scottys cocktail. Made by this company and this is the same fluid as the wally supertech. http://www.wd-wpp.com/specsheet/75w90.pdf If you know anything about fluids from an engineering standpoint, you know why it's good stuff. Works very well in my 5 speed.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:50 PM   #4
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Well, I guess I'll be heading to AutoZone for some 75W90. If I can find Supertech semi-synthetic, we may use that. But if not, I believe in the sticky it says the dealer uses Valvoline 75W90, so that may be the primary choice.

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:09 PM   #5
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Out trannies take to Amsoil SevereGear 75w90 very well. If you were particularly harsh on your car, they have 75w110 and 75w140 if you really needed it, lol.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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Make sure whatever you decide to purchase is GL-5 rated.
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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redline shockproof all year long
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Im in need of some tranny fluid myself. Transmission is shifting a little harder than normal and at idle I get a rough idle and vibration coming from the transmission area it seems. So i check all my fluids, clutch, oil, transmission fluid and all are okay except for the tranny fluid, it looked pretty low. Not sure if this is the problem but it definetly doesn't help. So i get out my owners manual to see what it takes and it just recommends the GL-5 fluid and says not to mix fluids of diffrent brands. I was considering the Royal Purple stuff but didnt purchase it because i didnt want to mix it and the factory fluid. I went to subaru dealership and asked them what subaru puts in them. They said that Subaru has there own fluid but they didnt have any at the moment.

Not sure if i should wait and order some factory suby fluid and top it off or go buy a few bottles of Royal Purple and completely drain and replace the fluid.
By the way how many quarts, ounces does it take to fill a 5MT?

Thanks for any info

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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The Andrewtech recommendation for PPGs is 3:1 Redline Lightweight Shockproof to Motul Gear 300. Although this specific recommendation is for an aftermarket gearset, I believe it is germaine to this post and see no reason why it wouldn't be an effective lubricant for an OEM tranny. That's what I have in my dog box and it works flawlessly. I also used it in my PPG synchro tranny as well. I have used some Redline Shockproof in a COMPLETELY stock 02 WRX tranny and it alleviated some of the downshifting into first difficulty.

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Old 11-03-2007, 11:15 PM   #10
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The Andrewtech recommendation for PPGs is 3:1 Redline Lightweight Shockproof to Motul Gear 300. That's what I have in my dog box and it works flawlessly.
....this is ABSOLUTLY irrelevant to this thread...which does NOT include ANY reference to any 'dog box' by the OP and is, therefore confusing and should not have been added
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:16 AM   #11
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Out trannies take to Amsoil SevereGear 75w90 very well. If you were particularly harsh on your car, they have 75w110 and 75w140 if you really needed it, lol.
feels like crap in there though...and its not designed to be put in trannies; its more for the diffs
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:17 AM   #12
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Make sure whatever you decide to purchase is GL-5 rated.
doesn't really mean anything, mobil 1 is gl5 rated and we all know how well that works in the wrx tranny...
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:19 AM   #13
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....this is ABSOLUTLY irrelevant to this thread...which does NOT include ANY reference to any 'dog box' by the OP and is, therefore confusing and should not have been added
Whoa. Sorry Uncle Scotty, but my understanding is that they recommend it for their synchro trannies too. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:40 AM   #14
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Whoa. Sorry Uncle Scotty, but my understanding is that they recommend it for their synchro trannies too. Correct me if I'm wrong.
...irrelevant


NON stock trans.....OP is stock---YOUS is not and you should not post on your DIFFERENT, NON-stock trans and what is recommended for it


these kinds of things are KILLING---HAVE killed....this board and the search function and are what has been the pet peeve of MANY of us.

People chiming in on threads with irrelevant bull**** and pointless, useless posts just to post.....
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:47 AM   #15
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feels like crap in there though...and its not designed to be put in trannies; its more for the diffs
Really? Feels great in mine, butter smooth, better than stock, and works about 30-40 degrees colder than dino in the winter. You're actually the first person I've ever seen say anything remotely bad about it...ever. Are you sure we're talking about the same stuff? How is it not designed to be put in trannies. That's what it's built for, GL-5 and everything.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:48 AM   #16
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...irrelevant


NON stock trans.....OP is stock---YOUS is not and you should not post on your DIFFERENT, NON-stock trans and what is recommended for it


these kinds of things are KILLING---HAVE killed....this board and the search function and are what has been the pet peeve of MANY of us.

People chiming in on threads with irrelevant bull**** and pointless, useless posts just to post.....
It is not irrelevant. The first PPG tranny I had used OEM SYNCHROs. The stock trans in question obviously uses OEM SYNCHROs. Just providing some additional information and will continue to do so. Guess I'm killing these boards

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Old 11-04-2007, 09:05 AM   #17
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....this is ABSOLUTLY irrelevant to this thread...which does NOT include ANY reference to any 'dog box' by the OP and is, therefore confusing and should not have been added
I made some qualifying statements to help quell some of your concerns.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #18
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these kinds of things are KILLING---HAVE killed....this board and the search function and are what has been the pet peeve of MANY of us.
nope. what killed the search function is the search itself, it sucks! it is 10x easier to get good results using google to search the site. try searching for something simple like 'Fog light switch schematic". #1 hit on google takes you to it right away, the site search has 15 irrelevent links first, and #16 actually has the info. http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Fo...ghts=&safe=off



ohh, btw. just changed my trans fluid yesterday with wallyworld supertech synth blend 75-90. shifts great (it shifted great on factory fill also), so if you don't have any problems you need to cure, it works well.

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Old 11-04-2007, 11:56 AM   #19
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Do a search for "scottys cocktail" which seems to be popular.. I h ave had it in for about 10k miles and I am not liking it too much.. I am getting more noise.

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Many of us are having that problem. Maybe it just varies from tranny to tranny.

1 qt. syncromesh, the rest regular valvoline for me from now on.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #20
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doesn't really mean anything, mobil 1 is gl5 rated and we all know how well that works in the wrx tranny...
Never said all GL5 oils worked - the GL5 has to do with the extreme pressure additive concentrations, which is why Subaru specs a GL5
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Many of us are having that problem. Maybe it just varies from tranny to tranny.

1 qt. syncromesh, the rest regular valvoline for me from now on.
using 1/2 - 1qt of the 85w140 HypoyC with the 80w90 seems to quiet things a bit
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