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Old 03-14-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Another transmission fluid question...

Hopefully this doesn't open a can of worms, but I was hoping for a quick and easy answer. I have an 02 wrx that I am going to be doing a transmission fluid and rear diff service on... My head is spinning but I've been looking at the Subaru vs Motul....

Another thing that makes my question different, I am having the notorious shift-into-first issue that most of the earlier models have. I can only get into gear essentially at a stop, but hoping to improve this issue a bit if I can.


Thanks!


In a nutshell, Motul or Subaru? What for which in my scenario? Car has 120k on it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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extra-s and done
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I didn't realize what thread I started this topic in, I reposted in the more relevant. Thanks again for your opinion!
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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I recently changed my transmission fluid to this cocktail and it's been alot smoother than it was before. You can use the leftover fluid to fill your differential too. I bought my 'ingredients' at a local store but this site tells you how much of what to use.

http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...products_id=76
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #5
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Ha too funny. I was just doing this search this afternoon and it was so frustrating cause everyone was contradicting everyone. I called a couple of the tuners in my area and 2 said extra s.

I pm'd Unabomber to see what he uses and this was his reply:

Redline lightweight shockproof. Either 100% or say 2 full quarts then the rest whatever like Mobil 1 or cheap stuff. You get 99% the same results for 50% less cost that way.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #6
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More commonly known as Uncle Scotty's Cocktail. Uncle Scotty, as seen above, doesn't even recommend that anymore.

Extra-S or Motul. Both are great, its a simple matter of preference and/or convenience.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:34 AM   #7
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More commonly known as Uncle Scotty's Cocktail. Uncle Scotty, as seen above, doesn't even recommend that anymore.

Extra-S or Motul. Both are great, its a simple matter of preference and/or convenience.
oh...but I DO...I do......but just to my friends..... too many idiots get it wrong even when you are 100% specific and clear about it and they wanna do all sorts of stupid things like substitute kayro syrup and cat squeezins and larks vomit for what I tell them

then they cry rivers about poor results

besides...i have a MUCH improved v3 'cocktail' that I dont publish...too many ass wholes and cry babies and idiots out there who just wanna be all stupid about it....**** them
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:35 AM   #8
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oh...and this is crossposted so we need it locked here anyway as it is the wrong forum
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:14 AM   #9
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Hello, thank you all for posting in my incorrectly posted thread! LOL

My apologies about that.... Anyway, I think I am convinced from popular demand to try Uncle Scotty's method. Would Scotty, or anyone be willing to share the latest method? I promise not to repost if messaged.... I know you mentioned it is only for friends, but what would that cost me!?


Thanks again for everything, I am just recently getting really excited about this site! Never really a computer guy before... You guys rock!


P.S. Scotty, I would follow it exactly if you think that might be your best option.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
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Extra-s made a world of difference in my 02.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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wait...i can use kayro syrup??

jk
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Redline Lightweight Shockproof (AKA Smurfs Blood) for the tranny. Best stuff ive ever used and the only stuff Ill ever use.
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