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Old 11-26-2000, 10:35 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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2000 Impreza 2.5RS
Blue Ridge Pearl

Post Better tool to open rear diff.

Noticed that people use 1/2" socket head to get the drain/fill bolt out. It doesn't seem to fit very well... so anyone know of a better tool to get the thing open? Don't say the dealer tool...

Another thing, think it's safe to use non-synthetic stuff in the tranny and diff?


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Old 11-26-2000, 10:52 PM   #2
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I haven't opened mine up yet but planned on using a 1/2" socket wrench(torque wrench). As far as fluid, the car comes with dead dinosaurs in it. Just make sure it's GL-5 rated. Should say right on the bottle. Of course it's safe to use and some argue that synthetics shouldn't be used at all in the scooby.
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Old 11-27-2000, 05:50 AM   #3
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yeah there are special tools to use. you can get them from snap-on (not cheap)IIRC the hole is actually a 13mm hole, but a 1\2inch ratchet fits. some of the older vovles use a 12mm for there oil drain plugs,so 3/8in ratchet is too small, and 1/2in ratchet is too big, so I had to buy a set.
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