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Old 18 Apr 2009, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Calling all STi 2002+ owners : What rear diff oil do you use?

Due to the STi having LSD, one cannot just use any old gearbox oil for the rear differential. What do you guys use?
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Old 19 Apr 2009, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Calling all STi 2002+ owners : What rear diff oil do you use?

I use the genuine Subaru diff oil in my sti v6 RA no problems ever with it some guys use the Motul here they tell you a lot more on it than me
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Re: Calling all STi 2002+ owners : What rear diff oil do you use?

Cant you use the trusted Syntrax?
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 07:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I will try calling a few Subaru dealers today. I don't think the Syntrax is suitable for the LSD in the rear differential. I would use the OEM, but my local dealer gets it in a large container and they don't sell it on unless in bulk.
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I will try calling a few Subaru dealers today. I don't think the Syntrax is suitable for the LSD in the rear differential. I would use the OEM, but my local dealer gets it in a large container and they don't sell it on unless in bulk.
Same with dealers round here but bring down an empty oil container and they will fill it up for you
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Dude......these guys are tight! Will only give me the oil if I get them to fill it up. 70/hour + 12 for 1litre diff oil... +vat!

I will use an alternative and get it done.
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Dude......these guys are tight! Will only give me the oil if I get them to fill it up. 70/hour + 12 for 1litre diff oil... +vat!

I will use an alternative and get it done.
Pay the 12 for 1litre and your vat thats normal sure will only take them 2mins to fill a contaniner up with oil for ya get your litre it takes 0.9litre to fill it so you have plenty in the litre and do it yourself you fly through it a fast job wheres Subarus aftersales service like if they dont sell ya the oil on its own complain thats a joke if they will only give you oil for them to do the job on your car the gangsters
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Due to the STi having LSD, one cannot just use any old gearbox oil for the rear differential. What do you guys use?
Motul 90PA LS SAE90 is specially formulated for Limited Slip Differentials.


Link: Opie Oils - Mineral
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 06:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That's the one I will get mate! Thanks
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