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Old 10-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default WRX manual tranny rebuild or possible sti tranny swap?

i have 135k on my wrx and i feel soon it will start to grind and all that good stuff. what would be the best route to doing this? should i look for a used tranny? or should i get a rebuild kit? or if you have any better ideas hit me with them!

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Have you considered changing your transmission oil?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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If its not broke don't fix it. Change the fluid. If you see any metal shavings then worry about it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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If its not broke don't fix it. Change the fluid. If you see any metal shavings then worry about it.
this.

if theres nothing wrong why spend the money.

i have 161k on my tranny, and 0 problems. Changed out the tranny fluid about 10k ago with scotty's cocktail, shifts like when i bought it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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Ill have to change it. It's harder to get into 2nd snd 4th maybe it's the oil
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Be careful of which oil you put in. The stuff most parts stores carry don't mesh well with the 5 sp. The best oil to use is the subaru extra s. You can buy it online in quart bottles, or sometimes the dealer may carry it in drums.

Do you try to shift really fast?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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Be careful of which oil you put in. The stuff most parts stores carry don't mesh well with the 5 sp. The best oil to use is the subaru extra s. You can buy it online in quart bottles, or sometimes the dealer may carry it in drums.

Do you try to shift really fast?
wrong. the best oil to use is uncle scottys cocktail. hands down. period.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #8
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I've read tons of things on this forum about uncle scotty's cocktail. It seems to come pretty well recommended.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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I did 2qt of motul, 1 qt redline shockproof and topped it off with more motul. Feels way better than the stock fluid
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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wrong. the best oil to use is uncle scottys cocktail. hands down. period.
Best is subjective. I see now I shouldn't have used that word.

However, I feel more comfortable using something not only designed specifically for my transmission, but a little more homogeneous, compared to dumping a concoction of fluids down the tube.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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Change your fluid, THEN worry about other options as a fluid swap will likely fix it as long as you use one of the listed fluids.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995498
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