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Old 09-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Question Anyone ordered from Fred Beans Parts?

Just ordered some Subaru "Extra S" 75w 90 from fred beans parts... but the litre bottles came like this? Has anyone ordered from them before? I mean it smells like gear oil....

But how do i know it is "Extra S" instead of just old well lube from out back?


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Old 09-01-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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I bought it from Fred Beans and after I put it in the transmission, I could tell it was Extra-S.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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And yours came in random bottles?

Regardless: awesome quick response, thats exactly what i wanted to hear.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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weird, i thought subaru put extra s in mt's stock from the factory. this stuff looks much darker than the stuff i have on my tranny dip when i pull it out. maybe it's just too thin of a layer to catch some color.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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You should've just bought the bucket. Could've sold off the remainder and made all of your money back! That's where I bought mine from.

They probably just put it in those bottles to save cost for the consumer.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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From the Fred Beans site:

"Please Note: These are sold in generic un-labeled 3M Quart Bottles.
To view the bottle you will be receiving your Gear Oil in Click Here
This is the most cost effective way for us to offer it to you!"

It normally comes in like 20L buckets that weigh 50 pounds. People don't generally need and want to pay shipping for 20L of the stuff. So companies such as Fred Beans buy it and rebottle it in more friendly sizes.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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I just ordered 5 quarts and changed my dif and tranny oil with it. It's great. The only reason it doesn't come in normal oil containers is because the bucket is the only way the company makes it. It's made for the dealers and such. So they basically buy the buckets and put it into cleaning bottles so you can buy it buy the quart.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #8
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Fred Beans are good guys. I get all my parts from Jeremy and Ryan.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:32 AM   #9
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Fredbeansparts is good people, I had several question's and Jeremy took the time to make sure I was happy with my purchase!!! They have some pretty good deals depending on what you are looking for!!
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Just ordered some Subaru "Extra S" 75w 90 from fred beans parts... but the litre bottles came like this? Has anyone ordered from them before? I mean it smells like gear oil....

But how do i know it is "Extra S" instead of just old well lube from out back?

I just burst out laughing when I read that
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #11
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The only reason it doesn't come in normal oil containers is because the bucket is the only way the company makes it. It's made for the dealers and such.
actually, NOT EVERY DEALER USES EXTRA S. i just called a subaru dealership here in southern oregon and the tech said he'd never heard of it ("extra f? whuh?"). then he told me (after conferring with his "impreza wiz" buddy who'd heard of it on the internets) that they use dextron 3. i hadn't heard of dextron so i looked it up. dextron 3 is power steering fluid. i think i'm gonna order some from fred beans (4qts $75 delivered) and call it good. as noted in other posts, many precious OEM fluids get blown off in favor of cheap ass generics at some stealerships. that's why some folks suggest asking to see the empty fluid bottles they put in your car. um... seems to me that unless you like spit in your food at restaurants, asking for the empties ain't a good idea.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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actually, NOT EVERY DEALER USES EXTRA S. i just called a subaru dealership here in southern oregon and the tech said he'd never heard of it ("extra f? whuh?"). then he told me (after conferring with his "impreza wiz" buddy who'd heard of it on the internets) that they use dextron 3. i hadn't heard of dextron so i looked it up. dextron 3 is power steering fluid. i think i'm gonna order some from fred beans (4qts $75 delivered) and call it good. as noted in other posts, many precious OEM fluids get blown off in favor of cheap ass generics at some stealerships. that's why some folks suggest asking to see the empty fluid bottles they put in your car. um... seems to me that unless you like spit in your food at restaurants, asking for the empties ain't a good idea.

Dextron III?????????

You told them for a manual tranny, right???????

In a T-5, yah....Dextron III. In a Subaru tranny.......Holy Crap!.

That's automatic tranny fluid and compared to 75 90 is like water.

Don't ever get your car service at that dealer. They probably put used fry oil in your engine.
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I bought a short block along with a bunch of other parts from them and everything was great. They are really good people to work with.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:50 PM   #14
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Valueape,
The mechanic probably thought that you meant atf lol "extra f?" That cracked me up..

But dealers will recomend whatever happens to be in their inventory or whatever saves them money, some dealers near me use valvoline..
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