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Old 11-29-2006, 10:45 AM   #501
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does it matter what order you put these different fluids in?
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:58 AM   #502
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not to be an a$$, but i suggest buying glasses and reading the article
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #503
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does it matter what order you put these different fluids in?
Yes it matters...search is your best friend, but im feeling nice right now.

Pour redline LW and Syncromash in first, than top it off with hypoC

Don't overfill it...
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:08 PM   #504
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i found all the ingredients except the redline shockproof. am i better off with using the redline75/90 or the vavoline75/90 as a subsitute?
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:01 PM   #505
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i found all the ingredients except the redline shockproof. am i better off with using the redline75/90 or the vavoline75/90 as a subsitute?
No...
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:18 PM   #506
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I changed my fluid yesterday, and here are my conclusions.

The stock fluid was changed at 30,000 by the dealer and filled with their stock fluid.

I changed the stock fluid at 50,000, 10K sooner than needed, and replaced with Scotty's mix using Lucas 80/90 instead of Castrol 75/90(80/90).

The first time I changed, there was A LOT of sludge/filings on the magnetic plug. After 50,000 miles, I NEVER would have expected that much.

Now, although I changed the oil (Scotty's mix) this time around at 15,000, there was almost NO sludge on the plug.

I'm not saying that the "Mix" prevented the filings on its own, but probably along with some more aging of the gears, it sure as Hell didn't hurt. And that means a lot to me.

The old fluid still retained much of it's bluish color, and in no way smelled as burnt or as bad as what I had drained the previous two times. A similar mix should be installed from the factory.

I'm still pleased, now at 65,000 miles.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:02 AM   #507
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I would just like to thank uncle scotty for this mix. I have a 2004 wrx i bought used from an older lady with 26k miles on it. never had an issue down shifting to first above 20 mph. beginning of this year I changed everything out to redline fluids: diff, power steering, and tranny. things where great untill about after 6 months when it started to begin the 1st gear grind.

well today I changed the fluid out with the cocktail using lucas 80/90 and the rest and wow it feels just like it did when i first bought it.
this is great I enjoy driving my wrx again
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #508
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I figured I'd put a few thousand miles on the tranny until I made a decision on the cocktail. And that decision is...it doesn't work for me.

My FWD L has close to 119K miles on it. I put in Scotty's cocktail around 1165xx miles and I haven't really felt a difference. Maybe I can shift into first a little easier but there's no noticeable difference in smoothness of the gears.

Also, I'm getting a nice crunch when I go from 1-2 and 3-4 sometimes. It doesn't do it on every shift, but I get a crunchy shift about every day. And I'm not grinding either, it's a clean shift that will go into gear, but make a quick crunchy metal sound. It didn't do that before I put in Scotty's cocktail.

Time to try something else...
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:07 PM   #509
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I read the entire thread I would def. have to say that I am amazed, so i picked up all of the fluids, I was able to get everything but the redline locally so I ordered it from jegs. My question to Uncle Scotty that I dont think has been asked yet is how long have you been running this mixture on your vehicle, or anyone for that matter. I see that it should be changed from 15-20k but how long have you been running it total.

Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:13 PM   #510
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My FWD L has close to 119K miles on it....
....not advertised for the fwd tranny
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:16 PM   #511
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not that that should matter.

However, at 119k miles, there probably isn't much left in it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:26 PM   #512
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did the cocktail two weeks ago, except i subsituted redline mt-90 for the shockproof.. the results were great. shifting feels brand new and a whole lot smoother. the only complaint i have is that shifting is a lot harder in the morning when it's freezin here
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:17 AM   #513
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^ shifting is always tough when the gear oil is cold, its denser and thicker.

i find sometimes i cant even downshift into 2nd or 1st during the first 5 minutes of a cold morning drive. But after a couple more miles its back to normal. Just drive like grandma until the thermostat reads normal, then the trans should be warm as well.
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:20 AM   #514
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This is probably a question for uncle scotty.
Ive been looking into new fluid for my 02 wrx, trying to do as much research as i possibly can, seems to me that the cocktail is an extremely popular choice.
I am wanting to try out this mix for myself seeing that many people have have great results, the only thing holding me back though, is that it is a mix. I do know that you have a good amount of knowlage and that you have probably done alot of research to make this mix, but the only thing that is worring me is that 2 of the fluids, the syncromesh and shockproof are not gl-5, i dont know much about these fluids, so i am just wondering if these fluids may have long term negative sideeffects on the transmission, like bearing wear or syncro wear. I believe gl5 fluids are for high pressure applications, will the syncromesh and shockproof be alright in a high pressure application. i dont know how high pressure the wrx transmission is.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #515
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This is probably a question for uncle scotty.
Ive been looking into new fluid for my 02 wrx, trying to do as much research as i possibly can, seems to me that the cocktail is an extremely popular choice.
I am wanting to try out this mix for myself seeing that many people have have great results, the only thing holding me back though, is that it is a mix. I do know that you have a good amount of knowlage and that you have probably done alot of research to make this mix, but the only thing that is worring me is that 2 of the fluids, the syncromesh and shockproof are not gl-5, i dont know much about these fluids, so i am just wondering if these fluids may have long term negative sideeffects on the transmission, like bearing wear or syncro wear. I believe gl5 fluids are for high pressure applications, will the syncromesh and shockproof be alright in a high pressure application. i dont know how high pressure the wrx transmission is.



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Old 12-21-2006, 11:40 AM   #516
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This is probably a question for uncle scotty.
Ive been looking into new fluid for my 02 wrx, trying to do as much research as i possibly can, seems to me that the cocktail is an extremely popular choice.
I am wanting to try out this mix for myself seeing that many people have have great results, the only thing holding me back though, is that it is a mix. I do know that you have a good amount of knowlage and that you have probably done alot of research to make this mix, but the only thing that is worring me is that 2 of the fluids, the syncromesh and shockproof are not gl-5, i dont know much about these fluids, so i am just wondering if these fluids may have long term negative sideeffects on the transmission, like bearing wear or syncro wear. I believe gl5 fluids are for high pressure applications, will the syncromesh and shockproof be alright in a high pressure application. i dont know how high pressure the wrx transmission is.
apparently you don't read much.
if you don't want to run a mix, run lightweight shockproof and call it a day.
PPG gearsets use subaru synchros... they run straight lightweight shockproof. If it's good enough for that, it's good enough for your POS stock tranny too.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:26 PM   #517
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Well I ended up trying Uncle Scotty's Cocktail. It worked out great. So thanks a lot.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:22 PM   #518
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After about a week, the verdict is in: Winner!

While I still can rarely/barely shift into 1st while moving, the smoothness and quickness of all of my other up/down shifts is noticeably improved.
The most noticeable difference was that the 'notch' I had almost every 1-2 shift, is gone.

I'll give an update about it's long-term behaviour in a year or so.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:36 AM   #519
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After a few more days I realized something else...

NO MORE CLUTCH JUDDER!

It has disappeared entirely! It hasn't happened even a little bit and I used to get a good shudder several times a week, usually when the car is still pretty cold.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:53 PM   #520
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10+ trannies repaired with the Uncle Scotty cocktail. 5 speed and 6 speed.

Thanks Uncle!!

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After a few more days I realized something else...

NO MORE CLUTCH JUDDER!

It has disappeared entirely! It hasn't happened even a little bit and I used to get a good shudder several times a week, usually when the car is still pretty cold.
WOW WHAT A ****ING MIRACLE SOLUTION. SO EFFECTIVE IT EVEN FIXES A DRY CLUTCH SYSTEM!

SCOTTY IS A GOD LIKE NO OTHER.
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WOW WHAT A ****ING MIRACLE SOLUTION. SO EFFECTIVE IT EVEN FIXES A DRY CLUTCH SYSTEM!

SCOTTY IS A GOD LIKE NO OTHER.
While I won't pretend to know anything about the workings of a tranny, I will say that I still haven't had a shudder in situations that would previously induce shudder.

I sense your sarcasm, but don't understand it.

To what should I attribute this effect to, if not the fluid? Pure (exceptionally timed) fluke?

Oh yeah, your capslock is stuck.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:41 PM   #523
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Probly having one of the highest mileage cars running Scotty's, I just thought i'd let everyone know that my '02 has 134k on it, changed to Scotty's & Redline 75w90 in the rear diff & the diffrence is substantial. My tranny had absolutely not problems at all before, just a bit more difficult to get into gear than i'd like, and i'd get an unexpected grind every couple days or so. Having bought the car from a dealership w/ no service history, I didn't know when it had been changed last, all I knew was that it looked fairly clear on the dipstick & it was full. Well, that certainly wasn't good enough, so I pulled the plug, full of metal shavings & WOW, did that fluid STINK. Much darker looking in my drain pan than it was on the dipstick, as well. Changed to Scotty's cocktail & feel much better about the lifespan of my tranny
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:59 PM   #524
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I changed out the fluids last night with Uncle's special sauce and alright, I'll say it. +1 for Uncle Scotty's Shifting seemed quite abit smoother. My '99 has a little over 127k on the clock, though I wasn't getting any grinding, getting into first was typical. Now it slips right into gear. You can go into first near twenty-ish, but it sounds like you are going fast in reverse. Serious whine and deceleration. No biggie, it just doesn't feel like it should be done. I didn't find hardly any shavings on the magnet, which I see as good thing. The fluid wasn't as overly rancid as I was expecting from what I've read. It smelt like used gear oil.

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:18 PM   #525
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maybe a stupid question but... Where are you all disposing of the used fluids? will most autoparts stores recycle it for you?
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