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ATF for 2005 Legacy

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#1 vinder1


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:52 PM

My 2005 legacy wagon with 4 speed automatic transmission is due for an ATF change (60 K). I tried to order the recommended Idemitsu HP ATF from subaruparts.com but apparently they will no longer ship the transmission fluid. The stealer in Houston quotes $10+ a quart so that is getting up there. Does anyone know a reasonable priced source for this product that will ship it or should I switch to using the latest version of Dexatron ATF. Does anyone here have any experience doing this?


#2 davebugs


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:09 PM

Search for a thread started by me a year or so ago.

I ended up using Wolf's Head universal synthetic in the GF's car a 2006 Impreza. After much research, talking with their tech guy a few times, etc.

The fluid was way, way dirty. I drain and filled 4 times. I tried to post a pic (actually I think someone else posted it for me).

I still have the samples now in clear water bottles.

At the time it was almost 50 bucks a case. But that was about in the timeframe when all the oils, etc were skyrocketing. Took 14 qts for 4 drain/fills IIR.

Not an outright recommendation, just an experience and decision that I made with my sex life on the line(talk about pressure!).

Try this link:

Edited by davebugs, 02 June 2009 - 08:14 PM.

#3 ron917


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:39 PM

There's lots of discussion about the Subaru ATF-HP on the various forums.

for example:

At this point, I can't recommend anything except the genuine Subaru ATF-HP. Hopefully, the manufacturers that are rumored to meet the spec (Valvoline, Amsoil, Mobil 1, etc.) will soon clearly list it on thier product spec sheets - then we will have a choice.

vinder1, you should try other dealers. I paid $8.05 per quart, list price is $8.95.

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