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Old 03-07-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs up MT oil change @ 15K

I had the manual transmission fluid on my '03 WRX drained and filled yesterday. I had 15K miles, and I think the manual indicates this is not needed until 30K. Regardless, I thought it would be a good idea based on what I have read on this board, and I am glad I did it. I had it done at the dealership, so OEM fluid used. So far makes a VERY noticeable difference. Slips into gear easier. It is easier to get into 1st at a slow roll. Also easier to get into reverse, without having to double-clutch. I wish I had seen the fluid when they drained it. I am guessing that the first 10-15K miles is when you are most likely to have metallic filings sloshing around in there. Anyway, for those out there who have had problems getting into 1st gear or reverse, I recommend gettign this service done. I had considered a variety of synthetic fluids, but after reading a lot of posts, I decided to just try OEM. I am happy with my choice so far.
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Old 03-07-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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I switched to Mobile 1 at 1000 miles and will probably go back to dino as well. Sometimes more/better isn't more/better. I haven't had any major issues, but 1st gear sometimes grinds.
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: MT oil change @ 15K

RacerX, can you post the part number / description of the gear oil on your invoice? Better yet, can you scan a copy? I have asked 3 dealerships around me and they all claim there is no "OE" fluid. They all use bulk dino 80w90 from either Pennzoil or Mobil. I wonder what they put in your car. Thanks.

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I had the manual transmission fluid on my '03 WRX drained and filled yesterday. I had 15K miles, and I think the manual indicates this is not needed until 30K. Regardless, I thought it would be a good idea based on what I have read on this board, and I am glad I did it. I had it done at the dealership, so OEM fluid used. So far makes a VERY noticeable difference. Slips into gear easier. It is easier to get into 1st at a slow roll. Also easier to get into reverse, without having to double-clutch. I wish I had seen the fluid when they drained it. I am guessing that the first 10-15K miles is when you are most likely to have metallic filings sloshing around in there. Anyway, for those out there who have had problems getting into 1st gear or reverse, I recommend gettign this service done. I had considered a variety of synthetic fluids, but after reading a lot of posts, I decided to just try OEM. I am happy with my choice so far.
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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I'll check when I go home tonight. I noticed there was some confusion at the dealer, the manager had to make a call to parts or someone to get the right part # and procedure for draining and filling the MT. Go figure.

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Old 03-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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I am guessing that the first 10-15K miles is when you are most likely to have metallic filings sloshing around in there.
There's a pretty strong magnet on the drain plug. You'd have to have a lot of metal floating around in there for some to get away from that sucker. Having said that, I changed my tranny oil out at 12K.
Also, if you can change your own motor oil, you can do this service yourself if you're so inclined. All that is needed is a long funnel. It's a very easy service, but be careful not to overfill, because that is easy too.

edit: This probably qualifies as "OEM" MT oil, from this thread, posted by our very own Jon [in CT]:

For those with "gear grind" try this. Ask the Subaru service writer whether his techs would please try Subaru part number K0324F0091 G-oil Extra 75/80 in your WRX's manual transmission.

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Old 03-10-2004, 01:25 PM   #6
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I auto-x regularly so I change mine every 10,000 miles. I still see quite a bit of metal shavings in mine.

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Old 03-10-2004, 01:48 PM   #7
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Default metal shavings

Stanley: you are probably right that the shavings for the most part get sucked onto the magnet. Regardless, it seems that this is a maintenance item that should get performed more often than the service manual suggests. I was pleased with the improvements I noticed. The improvements aren't dramatic, but they are noticeable.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:45 PM   #8
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RacerX, so have you had a chance to look at your invoice? =D
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:52 PM   #9
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Gunner: sorry, forgot to do this. I'll make sure check the invoice and get back to you.
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:16 AM   #10
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Talking RE:Oil changed at 15000

I used Motul for my oil change.....barely any metal shavings...amazing...The woman got to play with the clutch a little and I was surprised it didnt affect it.
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Old 03-12-2004, 02:31 AM   #11
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Gunner:

Here is invoice info:

3 quarts

6 SOA6355001 Gear Oil (under actual quantity it says 3.12)

There is also a bill for 144 CSUB for 21.23--may a replacement drain plug???
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Old 03-12-2004, 03:01 AM   #12
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Thanks RacerX for the part number. Hmm... this is different from what others have posted as the OE gear oil part number though. On the other hand, the syntax (SOAxxxxx) is the same as other Subaru fluids (coolant, brake, ATF etc). The good thing is that your car is fine now =)

I will keep this number in mind.

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Here is invoice info:

3 quarts

6 SOA6355001 Gear Oil (under actual quantity it says 3.12)

There is also a bill for 144 CSUB for 21.23--may a replacement drain plug???
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Old 03-15-2004, 11:01 AM   #13
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I have always used Red Line MTL in my man trans autos - great stuff, but not inexpensive - see Eurasian in Temecula, CA for "best" pricing. e-mail: info@eap4parts.com
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