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Old 09-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #351
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:14 PM   #352
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Another fixed 6mt here!!
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:53 AM   #353
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Finally did the swap to this except I am running 1.8qt Redline lightweight/1qt Hypoid C, 1qt synchromesh and I must say the car does shift much better
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:04 PM   #354
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Finally did the swap to this except I am running 1.8qt Redline lightweight/1qt Hypoid C, 1qt synchromesh and I must say the car does shift much better


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Old 09-08-2006, 01:31 PM   #355
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hey guys - got a friend that used RL shockproof heavy for 30k miles

did a lube change to amsoil 75w90, a week later is complaining of 1st and 5th grinding

i told him about the U.S. cocktail - currently he is trying to find some penzoil syncro

should he do a complete lube change to the exact cocktail mix or do u think just addin the syncro will help?
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:47 PM   #356
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Mine seems to be getting better everyday Should have done this a long time ago
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:18 PM   #357
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I'll chime in here. A year ago I wanted to do this but couldn't find all the exact ingredients for this gruel. I used:
1 qt. Royal Purple SYNCHROMAX
1 qt. Red Line Lightweight Shockproof
1/4 qt. Red Line Superlightweight Shockproof
the rest with Red Line 75-90NS
...and HATED it. I used the superlightweight because I was worried about the performance of the Floridian concoction in the frozen North. Performed worse than stock.

I then got the right stuff as soon as I could, and was happy. I noticed that 10,000 miles later, the shifting was getting more difficult. Just rejuvenated a few weeks ago and all is well again
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #358
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I'm going to second what stanton wrote.

I've got 11,000 miles on my switch and the shifting is beginning to get finnicky again.

I had to substitute Lucas 80/90 because of the unavailability of the Castrol.

A few months ago I went ahead and scrounged up the ingredients for the next change, this time with the Castrol Hypoy C.

I'll give it a try and see if the mix lasts a little longer with the recommended components.

All in all, still an improvement over the stock fluid.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:35 PM   #359
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I found that 15k mile changes are about what it lasts......
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:08 PM   #360
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Well, I went ahead and did this. I can't believe I can actually throw it in first above 1mph.. Shifting is much smoother. I haven't had a chance to see if it stopped the 4th gear grind yet..

Thanks Uncle Scotty!!!!
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #361
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How much does oil does the rear diff hold again?
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:25 PM   #362
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How much does oil does the rear diff hold again?
Rear diff holds 0.8 qts.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:39 PM   #363
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Update, no 4th grind!! And it was stating to grind alittle going into 5th but that's gone too!!!!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:43 AM   #364
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I did the 6MT swap in the spring and bought it used. I used 50/50 Redline MTL90 and Redline Lightweight Shockproof. It was fine in all gears except that it wouldn't downshift into second when the fluid was cold unless I double-clutched. It also didn't like to go into second if I tried to shift a little too fast at any temp. I can only assume that a previous owner abused second gear.

However, I checked my fluid a few weeks ago and noticed I was about 1/2 qt low so I added some Penzoil Synchromesh instead of the redline (1/2 qt)based on this thread. It's definately the magic ingredient in the mix because I can actually downshift into second when its cold (although it's a harder than the other gears) but it hasn't ground going into second since the addition. I'll probably switch to the full cocktail at my next fluid change...
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:45 AM   #365
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We just finished a 3800 mile camping trip pulling my 1900 lb pop up camper with my unaspirated Forester.

The cocktail is a noticable improvement for all gears. They were very smooth going in while under pressure from the load and torque.

Thanks to the Coctail I am drunk on success..
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:50 AM   #366
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Oh, I had to substitute Lucas Oil for the Castrol.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:12 AM   #367
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substituded redline with amsoil. What a big change from the water like substance that was in there.

Put it in the rear diff as well.

Deeeeeeeeeewd! I can down into first at 20mph and be right at 4k.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:24 AM   #368
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"Is anyone putting this together as a package anymore so I don't have to chase down individual things? Someone was doing this before. I am long overdue for this change out."

Yes, Suncoast does, http://www.suncoastautosport.com/pro...ducts_id=10130

I had problems using Suncoast, so I bought the redline off Amazon.com and found the rest locally, although I had to substitute for the Castrol. I think most can get it.

Suncoast says they send instructions, I believe...Scotty has said order of putting in isn't an issue or the "exact" amounts...

I am lucky, my old Subaru Mechanic moved to a Ford dealership and is still doing Suby's on the side (slipped me his number in his last week). This could be interesting... I have a list. He was distinctly intrigued by Scotty's cocktail and looking forward to putting it in and hearing my take on it when I get back from my 3K trip...

I am capable, but don't have the equipment (anymore) and haven't done much mechanically in 20 years and what the heck, we both like beer...
They no longer sell this product?
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:58 PM   #369
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If good 'ol Uncle puts the 'cocktail' together as a 'package'....and becomes a vendor, here and sells it.....who wants it????

Just gauging interest, here.....


Gotta see if it is worth the time/effort/hassle
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:53 PM   #370
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:25 PM   #371
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #372
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You have others doing it e.g. Suncoast and even referencing you although not by name or moniker. You might as well since you are the "inventor."
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:43 AM   #373
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If good 'ol Uncle puts the 'cocktail' together as a 'package'....and becomes a vendor, here and sells it.....who wants it????

Just gauging interest, here.....


Gotta see if it is worth the time/effort/hassle
dooood you might as well, its your frakin Idea, I wouldn't let someone else capitalize on my ideas,, Last time I looked Suncoast was on backorder with the stuff,, Hook it up Uncle.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:06 PM   #374
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You talking about a 1 gallon jug with (if required) tranny bolt copper washer?
I'd be interested. I forgot how much everything comes to, ~$30-40 bucks? +5-10 for shipping?
Might as well offer the rear diff fluid too.
Just don't forget to use a disclaimer too.
(lets see some photoshop packaging graphics!)

Good timing too, I need to do a change soon too.

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Old 09-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #375
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here is a question that hasnt been asked...

i just got the ingredients today however my car wont be running for a few weeks, is it ok if i put all the stuff in the tranny and let it sit there? i was just thinking there might be some cons to sitting un "mixed" for a few weeks.
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