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Old 06-23-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Where to find Castrol Hypoy C 80w-90 for Uncle Scotty's Cocktail

I'm looking for Castrol Hypoy C 80W-90 for Uncle Scotty's Cocktail for my front diff / tranny fluid.

There's this link: https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/8078227/00735
The description says "Hypoy C", but the picture doesn't say it.

Also, when I search for "Castrol Hypoy C 80W-90" on Amazon, I get the same product as on the Pepboys link.

Anyone know where to get this?
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Honestly, you should probably just run a single fluid in your trans. I'm not sure how or why this cocktail became so popular, but there are good reasons for not mixing different brands and types of fluids.

(NOTE: Uncle Scotty was NOT a chemical engineer. Take this cocktail with that grain of salt.)
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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Honestly, you should probably just run a single fluid in your trans. I'm not sure how or why this cocktail became so popular, but there are good reasons for not mixing different brands and types of fluids.

(NOTE: Uncle Scotty was NOT a chemical engineer. Take this cocktail with that grain of salt.)
Thanks for that. I've heard of people using Amsoil severe, Redline, or Motul. Any suggestions on which one? Or maybe just better to stick with OEM since it's still under warranty.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:10 PM   #6
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What car/gearbox?

Can't go wrong with Motul.
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What car/gearbox?

Can't go wrong with Motul.
2013 WRX 5 speed MT.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:37 PM   #8
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What car/gearbox?

Can't go wrong with Motul.
+1. I'm not sold on the NEW SoA gear lube, but if you can get the old Extra-S fluid, that's what I run in my '02 WRX and I'm quite happy with it.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:40 PM   #9
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How many miles on the car and are there any issues with the trans, shifting etc?
If the fluid is full and looks clean, and the trans is working properly, you don't really have to change it. If you choose to do so your best bet is to source some Extra-S if you can still find some, or HPGO which is the superceded replacement OE fluid. Next choice would be Motul Gear 300.
Don't mess with the cocktail which was mainly a band-aid for older gearboxes with issues.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:40 PM   #10
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+1. I'm not sold on the NEW SoA gear lube, but if you can get the old Extra-S fluid, that's what I run in my '02 WRX and I'm quite happy with it.
Yep, I had genuine extra-s I got from Fred Beans in for a while... worked great.

Last year I decided to drain and fill and could only find the new HPGO from Subaru. Not quite the same.

Going to switch to the Motul Gear 300 next.
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