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Gear oil for 5MT Loyale...
Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:08 PM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:43 PM
This is the Gearbox / Differential Oil I've used on my Subaru "BumbleBeast" 5MT:
Different Formulations of MoS2:
MoS2 is Way Better than PTFE (Teflon) Additives such like Slick 50.
If you could not find Motul Reinforced with MoS2, try Subaru Extra-S Gear oil.
Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 03 February 2013 - 11:19 PM.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:11 PM
I have used SWEPCO 210 gear oil. That GL wagon got T-boned so I do not have long term info on my personal vehicle use. I have used SWEPCO 210 at work and it is great. Lowers the temperature of whatever gearbox that it is in. The seals last longer. Seals love SWEPCO 210.
RedLine is expensive. I would not buy it. Swepco 210 is more, about $70--$80 per gallon and I will buy it next time after I finish some projects on my GL. SWEPCO products are difficult to find. Online, usually at high performance places. Pelicanparts.com.
SWEPCO 808 is the best penetrating oil that I have ever used. Makes PB Blaster look like cat wee-wee.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:21 PM
I like Valvoline products in general, and have used straight Valv 80-90. Pretty happy with it's lubricating quality, but made winter shifting very difficult.
Similar with Castrol HypoyC.
I've used Rislone engine additive with the above 2 as a cleaning agent. It's pretty incredible. When we got my dad's old '94 LGT, you could not get it to engage 2nd. A fluid change with a quart of rislone, and it shifted like new again. After 6 months or so, switched to the cocktail which quickly resulted in bearing noise, then switched to straight gear oil, and got another 100k miles before a bearing finally let loose.
But.....nothing but Subaru Extra-S for my Subaru manual transmissions now. Great shifting, happy bearings, good for LSDs (viscous, helical, and clutch).
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:58 PM
I am curious if the subaru extra-s is a synthetic fluid?
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