Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
Gear oil poll.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 03:11 PM
What brand and wieght of gear oil (front and rear diff) is everyone using?
Let us know what model , year , area of the country your from and either MT or AT.
Also give your results with the gear oil you are using.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 03:27 PM
Results: Excellent, smoother shifts especially in cold. Even seem to cure the small amount of torque bind experienced on tight cornering.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 06:42 PM
Mobil-1 75W90 GL5 rear lsd diff
Pennzoil 80W90 GL5 manual gearbox and front diff.
1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon FWD
Mobil-1 75W90 GL5 front diff
I've been happy with the performance with this setup.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 07:32 PM
80W90 Walmart (No-name) GL5.
Front 5MT Gearbox at 1,000km (drained oil was clear).
Rear Diff at 1,000km (drained oil was grey), and again at 8,000km (drained oil was clear).
No problems or complaints with shifting.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 07:49 PM
Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:27 PM
Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:32 PM
Quaker State full synthetic (meets GL-5 standard)
used in tranny and rear diff
Results: EXCELLENT. Shifts much smoother, and is easier to shift when it's cold. After 5,000 miles, I still have to look pretty hard to see it on the dipstick because it's so clean.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:48 PM
87' turbo w/NA 5 spd D/R+LSD
Redline made my tranny happy, tranny was out of a thrashed offroader, has untold miles (way over 200,000) and was designed for 97hp, not ~140hp, used to shift like crap in and out of third, and into 2nd, went to redline and everything is good! It's worth the extra $$
P.S. synthetics are thinner, so if your tranny leaks already keep the stuff from deep in the ground
Posted 04 December 2003 - 02:05 AM
For my trannies, I use Castrol 80W90 dino, both the Legacy and XT... Legacy shifts better with this than anything else I've used, XT about the same...
For the rear diffs, I can accept synth, and use Redline 75W90 (no NS) in both the Legacy and XT... Works fine, I guess
I wonder sometimes though if maybe you people are too rough with your cars. I'm not trying to dictate how you MUST drive your car, but I simply have accepted the fact that you can't slam Subaru gearboxes around, and I have fabricated my driving style around that. I am very patient with my synchros and I never grind them, at least with dino.
Posted 05 December 2003 - 01:47 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users