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Old 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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The Subaru GO Extra-S has an excellent shift quality.

The Motul Gear300 and AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 are proven performers in racing and autocross applications, but may be overkill for your daily driver, unless you beat on your car or don't know how to shift...in that case, fluids are cheap insurance but not magic elixers.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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The Subaru GO Extra-S has an excellent shift quality.

The Motul Gear300 and AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 are proven performers in racing and autocross applications, but may be overkill for your daily driver, unless you beat on your car or don't know how to shift...in that case, fluids are cheap insurance but not magic elixers.
I do autocross but i am no james wilson.
;-) so motul gear 300 may give me better ptotection?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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d00000000d....yer looking for d0pe in a bottle

forget it


'extra proctetion' is just your mind bein st00pid on ya....get that fixed and move on
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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Using anything other than was is listed in that FAQ is playing Russian Roulette with your synchros. Good luck with that.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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I just switched to motul Gear 300 and I am loving it. This came at the recommendation of our trans builder, a master tech and ex-Xgames car builder.

We had a customer switch when his trans wasn't as smooth as he wanted and was contemplating selling his car. He is now keeping his car.

We can ship it as well so if interested...

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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We also use the ExtraS and have had great luck with that I'ver the years too.

In our shop we use Amsoil, Motul 300, and ExtraS. The motul is the most expensive of the 3.

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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Thank you for everyone's input, I guess I'll play safe for now and stick with the Extra S. Especially since I just got yelled at by Uncle Scotty.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #9
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Using anything other than was is listed in that FAQ is playing Russian Roulette with your synchros. Good luck with that.
Not entirely true.
Excellent lubricant if you can find it. I did.
http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC...en)_TDS_v1.pdf
It sells in 20L pails only through your nearest Shell distributor.

Also: Liqui Moly GL-5 75W-90, well worth recommending. Excellent viscosity curve (nearly as high VI as Shell), fully synthetic (Shell is actually Gr. III+, XHVI base). In the same league as Shell S5 above.

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Entirely true. I've been haunting the transmission forum since Lincoln was in office. I have seen people report on fluids there for YEARS and what works for Bob and Tim does not work for Bill and Sally. The only consistently good known fluids are the ones listed in that FAQ. While your results are fine, they are not proven on a HUGE amount of people like the others....hell....there are even people out there that use one of the known fluids and their picky trans hates it.

Not saying you are an asshat for posting, I'm just saying that my advice has thousands of satisfied users whereas yours applies to you and your car and is still akin to Russian Roulette.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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No worries Ron.
YEARS, LINCOLN and HUGE don't really apply in this case since this lube came out just recently to this continent, replacing Shell Transaxle 75W-90 aka what's known in Europe as Shell Helix Racing Gear oil.
It is GL-4 AND GL-5 AND Porsche AND Ferrari. There are the Germans and the Italians in the mix, no sight of the Russians yet. But never know for sure. It may be Lada approved one day too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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i have been LOOKING for that damned spirax in less than 5 gallon quantities for a LONG time

it is NOT available in the usa anywhere as far as I know, in less than a 5 gallon bucket
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Uncle, You are correct.
Shell product guide does not list any smaller quantities than 20L (5 gal.).
20L pail product number: 550027608.
5L or 1L jugs just don't exist. In fact 20L is the only quantity that is available from Shell so don't complain. Do you guys know what Porsche charges for this fluid? Better not.
Again, Liqui Moly GL-5 is not that much behind, just a bit lower flash point and a tad higher pour point.
BTW, awesome lubricant even in gr. III+ form (aka XHVI base).
Kind of renders your tranny cocktail obsolete.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #14
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The Subaru GO Extra-S has an excellent shift quality.

The Motul Gear300 and AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 are proven performers in racing and autocross applications, but may be overkill for your daily driver, unless you beat on your car or don't know how to shift...in that case, fluids are cheap insurance but not magic elixers.
Thanks for the comparision
So for a daily driver '08 Impreza would the Subaru GO Extra-S be a good choice?
Thanks
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Uncle, You are correct.
Shell product guide does not list any smaller quantities than 20L (5 gal.).
20L pail product number: 550027608.
5L or 1L jugs just don't exist. In fact 20L is the only quantity that is available from Shell so don't complain. Do you guys know what Porsche charges for this fluid? Better not.
Again, Liqui Moly GL-5 is not that much behind, just a bit lower flash point and a tad higher pour point.
BTW, awesome lubricant even in gr. III+ form (aka XHVI base).
Kind of renders your tranny cocktail obsolete.
Cheers,
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I have refined my 'cocktail'....im on v3 now....it is FAR better than the previous ones....it is not now nor will it ever be obsolete
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I have a 2013 STI, and the OEM oil wasn't the greatest at shifts when it was cold (doesn't have to be -40 either, even in the summer, first few 1st to 2nd shifts in the morning don't quite feel right).

I then put in Extra-S, and it was marginally better, but not much.

Anyone here know how Motul Gear300 will compare?



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There's a thread 3 down from this one.... Scroll down?
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wesson or crisco is best....
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There's a thread 3 down from this one.... Scroll down?

If there is one that specifically addresses my issue, pls point me in the right direction. I couldn't find it.

I found lots of threads addressing both fluids, but didn't find anyone who has used both Extra-S and Motul300 that can comment on cold shift issues.

And yes, I did search for about 20 mins, not exhaustive of course.....
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If there is one that specifically addresses my issue, pls point me in the right direction. I couldn't find it.

I found lots of threads addressing both fluids, but didn't find anyone who has used both Extra-S and Motul300 that can comment on cold shift issues.

And yes, I did search for about 20 mins, not exhaustive of course.....
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there ARE DOZENS OF THREADS ON THIS HERE SOMEHWERE

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