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    I can't say how it compares w/ Uncle Scotty's combo as I've never run it. It (Extra-S) is warranty friendly which is a plus for some. I have run straight LW shockproof in my old 02- I was very pleased w/ it (until my motor died ). As my 04 was new (at the time ) I wanted something warranty friendly and stumbled on the Extra-S, found out that several of the motorsports guys were having very good luck with it. I can say that I've had very good luck w/ it as well- although I'm filling on a annual (~ 12-15K) basis. The down side is the up front cost (I don't think it's really too bad priced/liter) as you have to buy a 5 gallon bucket of it, but obviously that will last a guy awhile. I don't have any suby owners close, but if a guy did a person could split the cost among a couple guys as a option.

    I just did my annual spring swap this past weekend- one downside to the Extra-S is that it isn't greenish like the LW SP- I had a hell of a time seeing it on the dipstick!!!!
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    It seems after all the darn pages I have read, that either the 75-90 NS or Shockproof is will be going in my 04 wrx tranny & rear. Trying to not mix things together, any recommendations which people prefer where?
    Just remember, capitalization and punctuation marks the difference between, "I just helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." and, "i just helped my uncle jack off a horse"
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    I've run the straight Redline 75w90NS. It initially felt good but it became very hard to shift after about 4,000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williaty View Post
    I've run the straight Redline 75w90NS. It initially felt good but it became very hard to shift after about 4,000 miles.
    dammit youre not helping the cause lol. It seem thats theres no 1 brand that someone hasnt had a problem with. I assume you meant in the tranny as well though too?

    I think part of the confusion is that some people have older 02 and 03 cars that had more problems period but it's hard to tell which they have.
    Just remember, capitalization and punctuation marks the difference between, "I just helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." and, "i just helped my uncle jack off a horse"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorocker View Post
    dammit youre not helping the cause lol. It seem thats theres no 1 brand that someone hasnt had a problem with. I assume you meant in the tranny as well though too?

    I think part of the confusion is that some people have older 02 and 03 cars that had more problems period but it's hard to tell which they have.
    The only thing I've never heard a single bad thing said about is the Subaru G-O Extra S oil, which is what I currently have in.

    The full dino Valvoline also worked just fine, but it didn't amaze me either.

    I've an 05 RS, btw.

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    I've heard people having problems with royal purple, mobile one, synchromesh. I guess theres always going to be some car that has problems. My 04 has 57k on it and i dont know whats in there as I just bought it and there was only 1 owner...I almost dont want to be the dont fix what isnt broke guy since I only get a tiny bit of chatter when its cold but shifting is fine.
    Just remember, capitalization and punctuation marks the difference between, "I just helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." and, "i just helped my uncle jack off a horse"
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    Fluid choices

    Quote Originally Posted by rotorocker View Post
    I've heard people having problems with royal purple, mobile one, synchromesh. I guess theres always going to be some car that has problems. My 04 has 57k on it and i dont know whats in there as I just bought it and there was only 1 owner...I almost dont want to be the dont fix what isnt broke guy since I only get a tiny bit of chatter when its cold but shifting is fine.
    As Willi said for a straight fluid most prefer the Subaru G-o Extra S (havent tried myself)...only draw back is you have to buy a five gallon drum (no biggie if you got storage space).

    Me personally I had an 04 WRX with 40K on her and getting into first and reverse was like a lead weight in Boston Winters...until I tried Uncle Scottys which worked wonders. Only draw back is getting the different fluids together, potential warranty issues, and the Synchromesh in it could be a long long term wear item in the tranny.

    I had to trade the 04 in for another 04 (needed new tires, spoiler, and turbo - new one had 30 K less plus moon roof, heated seats, shortie, etc). I will be soon trying 04's combo of lightweight shock and the SVG...I may also try after that the shock proof and redline NS....NS and SVG are pretty much exactly alike, matter of preference.

    If you want one fluid get the Extra S....otherwise I would try one of the above I mentioned

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    ve heard people having problems with royal purple, mobile one, synchromesh. I guess theres always going to be some car that has problems. My 04 has 57k on it and i dont know whats in there as I just bought it and there was only 1 owner...I almost dont want to be the dont fix what isnt broke guy since I only get a tiny bit of chatter when its cold but shifting is fine
    Can't go wrong with the Subaru G-O Extra-S

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    Yeah I just called my local dealership but no way in hell am I buying that much at one time lol. I dont even know someone to split it with.
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    Thoughts on Superlight Shockproof

    Ok, thought I'd add my two cents about using the Superlight Shockproof over the Lightweight shockproof in USC. I changed the USC in my 5MT on my '06 N/A 2.5i about 2.5k ago after reading about the syncromesh not holding up to the 20k change interval.

    I put in :
    1qt of Redline Superlight Shockproof
    1qt of Penzoil Synchromesh
    1.7qt of Castrol Hypoy-C gear oil 80W90

    The first difference is in the color, the Lightweight is the Frankenstein blue, while the Superlight is a nice mustard yellow. The car shifted fine, felt like regular USC at first.

    When I drove the car hard, it really seemed to like it. My car seemed to climb revs quicker, and like she accelerated quicker as well. The superlight says it transfers power more efficiently, but at a cost of durability.

    I drove from south Orange County, CA up the coast to Big Sur, CA. About 360miles or so one way. The car loved the windy coast highway, even though she was fully loaded.(It looked like the rear tires had about 3/4 of an inch of clearance till the wheel well.) And my motor and tranny really liked to stay above 3.5k rpm. It loved shifting at 5,500 rpm. Hitting 100mph on PCH is awsome.

    I've had the USC w/superlight in my tranny for about 2.5k and now it really doesn't like to be driven like your driving ms. daisy. Notchy when I shift at 3k rpm, slightly difficult to shift from 2-1. It still shifts fine at higher rpm, but that sucks my gas down. And seeing as how this car is also my daily driver, I would not recommend using the superlight shockproof in the USC mixture. It almost feels too slippery. I want the peace of mind of having the extra durability and smooth as a hot knife through warm butter shifts at low rpms.

    I can't wait for my 2qts of Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90 so I can swap out this mixture and try the Amsoil/Redline mixture.
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    ^^I'm pretty surprised at your experiences with the SuperLight SP.

    I've run it basically same as you (but I used Redline 75W90 NS instead of the Penn....) and I get good shifting low and high rpm....running that for a decent while now.

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    Blackstone Analysis back!!!

    And the results are in. I had abnormally high Iron levels for the time the cocktail was in the transmission. They recommend a change and resample interval of 5k miles with USC. As I have nothing to compare the results to stock, I dunno whether or not this differs from the factory in any way. I also dunno if this is common for transmission break-in in the 1st or 2nd change. As such in a while, I may "Mighty Vac" some of my current formula out and send it off for analysis for comparison purposes.

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    interesting- much the same line of thinking for the first 1000 mile oil change- flush the "junk" out
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    Just wanted to add my $.o2 worth and say that i have a 04 wrx wagon with a 5mt and as soon as i bought the car switched to straight redline 75-90ns and was great at first. But then after 2000 miles or so it slowed down my synchros so bad that i could barely get it into fourth without grinding badly. So i ditched the redline and went with straight GM Synchromesh not pennzoil but GM and now it shifts way better than ever. Also i use my car in the mountains and some mornings its about 0 degress outside and with the GM Synchromesh shifting at that temperature is easier than ever. Just my opinion.

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