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Old 26 Dec 2009, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to change from the OEM gear oil which best to get? was thinking of Motul where best to get it and a good price? Darren
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gear Oil

Motul gear 300 75w-90 is a very good gearbox oil.

Try .... Link: 75w-90 Gear oil and you should get a .org discount from them.
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use the Motul however will be trying a semi-synth next to see if that sorts out the slight problem with my synchros as Dave said it worked for him and oilman recommended the same for a worn box. If your box is fine then the Motul will be great.
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Re: Gear Oil

I have to say that castrol syntrax does work in subaru gearboxes very well,
I tried some motul in my rex box when I fit the new clutch and flywheel i tried the motul as at the time I thought it was a better product,
I will say when cold the Motul felt/sounded better but that feeling didnt seem to last that long,
I later saw a few use Castrol Syntrax universal so swapped over and the feel was totally different, so much smoother and when you gave it the beans it was still the same,
I stopped missing 3rd as well which I seemed to do with the motul (no idea why the change would alter that)
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Cheers all
Will the Motul 300 be ok for the LSD think I have a front LSD do I????
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 09:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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mines starting to find it hard going in 3rd now an then. im hoping the syntrax i got will sought this until i get my short ratiod box
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 10:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just want to ask how to change the gear oil haven't change it since I have the car & wasn't sure where it located. I have 52 plate bugeye
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Not sure about draining it as not sure where plug is located, shouldn't be difficult to locate. On classics I do know that to fill it you have to fill it through the gearbox oil dip stick hole, this may still be true of the new age cars too if you can't find a filler cap for the gearbox oil in the engine bay. Box takes about 4 liters of oil.
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 01:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just want to ask how to change the gear oil haven't change it since I have the car & wasn't sure where it located. I have 52 plate bugeye
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How to replace Gearbox Oil think the new ages are the same as the classic imprezas sure the guys here with new ages will tell ya
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think the new ages are the same as the classic imprezas sure the guys here with new ages will tell ya
New age dipstick is in the same location as the classic. The drain plug nut is on the underside of the transmission just in front of the where the two downpipes from the engine meet. Transmission oil capacity for the WRX 5 speed is 3.5 liters. New age STi 4 liters.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 08:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks guys will have a look.
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