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Old 05 Feb 2008, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Diff oil

Looking to change Diff/gearbox/engine oil in the next couple of weeks. Having read threads both here and on type-RA site i know i can't use any old oil in the box/diffs. The ones that seem to come up most are Motul 90PA LS SAE90, Silkolene Silktran SYN 5 75w-90 etc etc,. However can't get them here in Japan despite an extensive web search.

Any other suggestions? What would Subaru use if i took it there (only after all other options exhausted mind you) and is the oil they use suitable? I know you'd expect it to be but I've been stitched up by Subaru in the past so best to check.
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I've had a look on the web (US Impreza websites) for rear differential lubricant. Red line 75w90GL-5 came up most.
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Old 07 Feb 2008, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers Pete!

Didn't even occur to me to check US sites. Shall do next time.
Found a site selling Motul after searching for ages earlier. Motul gearbox oils pricey though.
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