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Old 05-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Extra-S clear on dipstick?

I just checked my transmission fluid in my 06 WRX (5MT). It was filled with Subaru Extra-S about 20k miles ago. The fluid on the dip stick is clear, is this normal? When I first looked at the dipstick I thought it was dry because it was so clear?
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Actually it is gear oil colored, but since you are looking at a thin film of it on the stick it will appear clear. That just means your didn't have a lot of crud in the gearbox from the old oil breaking down - a good thing.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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Actually it is gear oil colored, but since you are looking at a thin film of it on the stick it will appear clear. That just means your didn't have a lot of crud in the gearbox from the old oil breaking down - a good thing.
That's what I figured. Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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Not 100% accurate. Gear oil doesn't turn black like engine oil bc it isn't contaminated by fuel/exhaust. I've changed gear oil after 100k that was still pretty clear. Always use mileage as an indicator on when gear oil should be changed.
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