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Old 03-04-2006, 09:02 PM   #76
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Gear lube smells horrible.. Thats probably what your smelling. And yeah, its normal to have some shavings and what not on the drain plug magnet. As long as they aren't big chunks!

I've changed it in large trucks and never experienced this particular aroma. Nasty.

On a side note, that Redline Lightweight Shockproof is an odd duck what with the blue color and weird consistency.
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:25 PM   #77
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just curious, what are you guys putting into the read diff? syn or dino? is there a recommandation from uncle scotty?
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:10 PM   #78
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just curious, what are you guys putting into the read diff? syn or dino? is there a recommandation from uncle scotty?

....any good 75w90 syn GL-5 like the M1 is good for the rear end
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:18 AM   #79
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erase me. how come i can't delete posts anymore.grrr.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:04 PM   #80
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I have a question....So I used the "cocktail" on my 03 WRX with 53k. I was having trouble with grinding going into 5th gear before I used it. Now it is perfect. My question is how long does this work? Should I get rid of the car because it will come back soon? Or is this a fix that will work for a while?

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Old 03-15-2006, 01:56 AM   #81
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I have a question....So I used the "cocktail" on my 03 WRX with 53k. I was having trouble with grinding going into 5th gear before I used it. Now it is perfect. My question is how long does this work? Should I get rid of the car because it will come back soon? Or is this a fix that will work for a while?

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...well....ya should change the tranny lube after 15k miles or so to maintain the sweet shifting action

....other than that.....just drive it
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:19 PM   #82
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is it just me or does engine braking make a horrible noise with the cocktail?
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #83
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suby trannys always make horrible noises under deceleration
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:34 PM   #84
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no i mean it soudns worse now, sounds sandy.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:56 PM   #85
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check your tire pressures - set to what it's supposed to be, front and rear, then try again. This worked for me and is agreement with theories around.
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:01 PM   #86
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check your tire pressures - set to what it's supposed to be, front and rear, then try again. This worked for me and is agreement with theories around.
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no i mean it soudns worse now, sounds sandy.
...set the fronts to 3psi MORE than the rears and see wassupwidat....and the 'cocktail' does NOT 'fix' broken tranny's
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:54 PM   #87
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...set the fronts to 3psi MORE than the rears and see wassupwidat....and the 'cocktail' does NOT 'fix' broken tranny's
and this will make the tranny sound better? will this also cause more understeer?
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:19 PM   #88
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Nothing to do with understeer; the relative difference between the front and rear axle speeds, as determined by your relative tire pressures, takes the slack out of the center diff gear(forget which one) when you're decelerating. This is the likely cause, not the only one. Do a search and you'll get a better explanation

Understeer can be caused by a multitude of factors, one major one being our open front diff and 50/50 torque distribution between front and rear. I doubt your noise has anything to do with understeer.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:48 AM   #89
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gotcha, thats why manual says 32psi fronts and 29psi rears. i currently have all four corners around 33psi. i'll try pumping the fronts up a few psi over the rears and report on any sound differences.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:57 AM   #90
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gotcha, thats why manual says 32psi fronts and 29psi rears. i currently have all four corners around 33psi. i'll try pumping the fronts up a few psi over the rears and report on any sound differences.


which is just absurd in any case


that is for fat dumb armchair americans that can't drive their way out of a wet paper bag and MAD-MAD understeer

I have never run less than 37f/35r on either of my WRX's and with the MX's, they liked ~41f/39r
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:12 AM   #91
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Add more negative camber in the front, anti-lift kit, or "flick" it and you wont get as much understeer..



wow.. this got off topic real good...
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #92
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I just swapped out the M1 out of the tranny cus I heard of the problems it causes. Good thing it was only in there for like 130 miles or so. I put conventional Valvoline in cus thats the stock fluid. I wasnt sure on the synthetic cus I couldn't find anything on the bottle about friction modifiers which I hear that screw up the synchros. I needed to change it and my school, UTI, only had 80W-90 on hand, is that alright that i put that in instead of 75w-90. Please say it is, i dont want to waste more money with fluid. It has 87k miles on it and would it be better with Uncle Scotty's cocktail or just let the Valvoline ride? I plan on swapping out the engine and tranny for STI parts, when I have the money and/or find the connections for parts. Let me know if I'm good to go.

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:34 PM   #93
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I just swapped out the M1 out of the tranny cus I heard of the problems it causes. Good thing it was only in there for like 130 miles or so. I put conventional Valvoline in cus thats the stock fluid. I wasnt sure on the synthetic cus I couldn't find anything on the bottle about friction modifiers which I hear that screw up the synchros. I needed to change it and my school, UTI, only had 80W-90 on hand, is that alright that i put that in instead of 75w-90. Please say it is, i dont want to waste more money with fluid. It has 87k miles on it and would it be better with Uncle Scotty's cocktail or just let the Valvoline ride? I plan on swapping out the engine and tranny for STI parts, when I have the money and/or find the connections for parts. Let me know if I'm good to go.

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Old 03-24-2006, 12:27 AM   #94
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Another satisfied user here, Uncle Scotty. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:12 PM   #95
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Since it's hard to get 4 qts in what should go in first, the shockproof and syncromesh? Also saying you fill it up a little over whats the bad?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:19 PM   #96
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Another satisfied customer for the Uncle Scotty cocktail!

I changed the fluid about 45 days ago and it is definitely good for my 2002 stage 4 wagon.

I am currently, March 24th 2006, at 78,000 miles. During 34,000 I took it to Grease Monkey (what a fool I was - I was in a hurry is my lame-o excuse) for the first transmission change. Bad mistake. My tranny acted up immediately. I was so scared my tranny was going bad because of the crap fluid Grease Monkey used that I took my car to a Subaru dealership within a week, getting another transmission fluid change. At the dealership I got the oem-stock fluid. It was much better.

Using Uncle Scotty's formula was a chance to make up for my double fluid change 44,000 miles ago and get some of my money back. I am very pleased with the results and this statement comes from a guy that has had three fluid changes in 16 months. I went here for my fluid online www.midwayautosupply.com (great prices) and got the Redline in my hometown.
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:43 PM   #97
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I've been putting this off for a while but I really got to do it. Sounds like everyone really likes this formula.
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All this over a cocktail... sheeech...
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Whats the best bet if we can't find the redline lightweight shockproof?


Also is the Castrol SYNTEC Full Synthetic Gear Oil, 75W90 recommended for the rear diff. by anyone?
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