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Old 06-16-2006, 05:14 PM   #201
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How are you guys checking the trans dipstick? I put the scotty mix in a couple days ago and I filled it til it was showing just below full and then I checked it in my driveway the next day and it was just at the low mark. So today I put the car in the street which is pretty much flat, it was above full, wtf?

I had let it drain for like 3 hours before I put the scottys in and I put in about 3.5 quarts so I doubt its over filled.
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:19 PM   #202
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FYI - NAPA can order you a ~$6 T70. These are being used on Ford truck brakes now....


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Old 06-16-2006, 05:31 PM   #203
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FYI - NAPA can order you a ~$6 T70. These are being used on Ford truck brakes now....


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Old 06-16-2006, 06:10 PM   #204
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FYI - NAPA can order you a ~$6 T70. These are being used on Ford truck brakes now....


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You should be able to buy a T50, T60, and T70 torque bit package for ~$6-12 at any local autozone, if they have their full stock. My local one has them, I've heard of people in obscure places not having them though but you should be able to walk into practically any autozone and pick them up there.
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:31 PM   #205
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I used a 4" funnel propped into the passenger side mount of my STi titanium strut brace with a short piece of scrap hose from the funnel on down into the filler neck. Draped a couple old rags around the funnel & filler neck to catch any spills.

Might want to warm up the new gear oil 1st, as it flows _real_ slow. I sat the bottles in the kitchen sink full of hot tap water for a half hour or so. Dry off the outside of the bottles before filling up the trans.

When doing the rear diff:
-Take out the filler plug (upper one) 1st before draining the diff!
-Have a long 1/2" drive breaker bar handy as the plugs can be in tight. I put the car on ramps to get extra leverage room and more stability than jack stands.
-Handy to have a pump...I used a cheap one from AutoZone that mounts onto the gear oil bottle. Took many pumps to fill it back up. ;-)
-I have the Primitive rear diff guard, so I used another piece of scrap hose jammed into the drain hole down to a catch can to minimize the oil caught by the diff guard when draining out the old oil.
-I didn't use any sealant on the plugs, just a bit of anti-seize on the threads...no leaks seen.

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WHY WOULD YOU USE JACKSTANDS????????????
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:35 PM   #206
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WHY WOULD YOU USE JACKSTANDS????????????
what would you suggest we use if we don't have a lift then?
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:26 PM   #207
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WHY WOULD YOU USE JACKSTANDS????????????
Uh because he wanted the car on a level surface.

If you have something with an even surface, thats ideal so the lubricant doesn't flow everywhere.

On ramps the way the lubricant leaks is going to be unpredictable and it will eventually shift and some of it may not come out.

Jackstands on a level surface, both raise to the same level, is ideal.

Even more ideal is a lift.

...and best yet if you're a small guy like myself, then just crawl under there and the car will naturally be level.
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:31 PM   #208
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A little back on topic: Is there a more synchro friendly version of this? I just switched from unknown to Scotty's mix and I can hear an occasional (very quiet) grind into third and shifting to second is rather slow.
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:49 PM   #209
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A little back on topic: Is there a more synchro friendly version of this? I just switched from unknown to Scotty's mix and I can hear an occasional (very quiet) grind into third and shifting to second is rather slow.

....no...and it won't 'fix' bad synchro's....a re-build may be needed
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:15 PM   #210
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just put it in my car, let you know how it is after some miles.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:42 PM   #211
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....no...and it won't 'fix' bad synchro's....a re-build may be needed
I think it may just be too slippery as in cobb's article, would a larger proportion of synchromesh help?
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #212
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I just put this in my trans about 2 hours ago and have been driving the whole time since. I bought the car used and have NEVER been able to get into 1st without going into 2nd, then 1st. But instantly I was able to and with a fair amount of ease. I am hoping it will only get better after a few more miles and a few more days go by. This is awesome!!!!! -mike
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:44 AM   #213
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I had grinding in 1st gear at a dead stop with the clutch pedal on the floor. I could never shift into 1st unless I was completely stopped as well. With the cocktail, I have NO grinding and can shift into 1st at 20 MPH if I rev match. I am another very satisfied customer. Thanks Uncle Scotty!
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:51 AM   #214
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guys i need help asap!!!!!! im from canada and was lucky enough to get a bottle of RL 75w90 for the rear diff but NO ONE sells the lightweight shockproof....now is there ANY equivalence in other brands to this stuff ? there is one bottle of heavyweight but i dont think that will do any good

please help! or anything that can substitute the RL lightweight!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:07 AM   #215
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Ok...I've almost read this entire thread and it seems like this cocktail is pretty amazing, but if I didn't want to go to the effort of locating each of the different ingredients, what would the single best tranny fluid be that I could buy...if I'm not worried about saving every penny?...I'd rather just place one online order or go to one store and just be done with it. And by the way, I have a 04 WRX (5MT) with about 6K miles.

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Old 06-17-2006, 11:09 AM   #216
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I couldn't get the LW shockproof.

So I got Heavy Shockproof and MT-90

2qts of each.

The thing with the shockproof oils is their ability to coat. They stick and coat everything. The heavy coats so well in fact that if you add just what the tranny calls for (3. something quarts) and drive, it will read low later. I actually have a full 4 quarts in my tranny and my level is right on. There is that much coating the inside of the tranny case, gears, etc.

I changed over because my 2nd gear stop engaging. A little too late to do it if you ask me. Pretty sure the syncho hub had failed. When I drained the oil it looked like sparkle paint; silver glitter everywhere. Put in this oil and I can now find second... most times. But it's just what I need to keep this tranny going until I can afford to get it fixed.
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:22 PM   #218
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I am trying to put together a kit with all of the necessary ingredients for those who can't find them. I won't know more until next week, but I will keep you posted.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:18 PM   #219
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I couldn't shift into first unless completely stopped either and would grind everytime I would shift into 2nd no matter what load. Switched to the cocktail and all my dreams came true! No grinds and shifts easily and effortlessly.

Uncle Scotty's Cocktail worked for me!!!
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:16 AM   #220
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Ok...I've almost read this entire thread and it seems like this cocktail is pretty amazing, but if I didn't want to go to the effort of locating each of the different ingredients, what would the single best tranny fluid be that I could buy...if I'm not worried about saving every penny?...I'd rather just place one online order or go to one store and just be done with it. And by the way, I have a 04 WRX (5MT) with about 6K miles.

Thanks
Anyone?
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:45 AM   #221
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stop being so damned lazy and use yer computer and figure it out....good god, lazy people are the bane of our civilization
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:52 PM   #222
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Sorry...I'm reading an entire thread on tranny fluid, where else am I supposed to look? I figure the people who know the most about the subject are commenting in this thread. I just wanted to know what the best fluid for my car would be if I didn't want to go scavenging for 4 or 5 different things....why is everyone on this site so damn irritated all the time...if you don't want to be bothered with a question then you don't have to respond....it probably took more effort to reply the way you did rather than just giving a brand of fluid or saying nothing at all.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:04 PM   #223
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yaggi, the reason nobody can give you a straight answer as to which is the "best" single gear oil you can buy is because one simply doesn't exist. If you were to start your own thread regarding it or if you did a search you will only find replies such as "I really like X-brand X-weight oil!" or "X-brand worked really well for me!" But there will be so many different brands that people "have a good experience with" that your head will spin. To complicate matters further, about 1/3 of the replies to any given brand will be "X-brand sucks! My transmission b0rked because of it!!1!"

That said, people often have bad experiences with full synthetic gear oils in general. I, on the other hand, have had quite a good experience with Valvoline SynPower 75-90. Take that for what it's worth.

And Uncle Scotty? His job is to add some flava to the boards. Don't worry about it, he doesn't bite.

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Old 06-19-2006, 04:09 PM   #224
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Thanks for the civilized response electricpork...that was actually helpful!
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:26 PM   #225
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Ok, so I changed my tranny oil out about 100 miles ago. My old fluid was really low! So I was glad I changed it. At first I didn't notice much difference, but now the car just feels waaaay smoother all around. Before it was also hard to shift into each gear, it would take awhile for the syncros to match, now it works great. Overall, it made my car just feel much smoother to drive.
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