2004 STI maintenance question
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on 2004 STI maintenance question within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hey guys i'm new to this forum i think this is my first thread, well first of many. i've had ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2

    2004 STI maintenance question

    hey guys i'm new to this forum i think this is my first thread, well first of many.

    i've had my STI for 3 months now and i'm at 62k miles.

    i'm looking to change my tranny fluid and rear diff fluid.

    my question is the tranny takes 4.3 quarts of GL-5 what is GL-5 is that the same as 75-90?

    also is there a subaru parts site where i could order the washers for the drain plugs?

    the rear diff asks for gear oil LSD 1.2 quarts where can i find gear oil LSD? it also states to put three bond on the rear diff drain and fill plugs, what is three bond the same as anti seise?

    thanks guys

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,960
    I Support ClubWRX
    GL-5 is a fluid specification and can come in a variety of viscosities, 75W-90 being one of them.

    LSD means limited slip differential, and there are additives designed for limited slip differentials. Some lubricants come pre-formulated.

    The '3-bond' is a thread sealer. It is not the same as anti-seize compound. In the past I've substituted silicone sealant; your experience may vary.

    Parts are available through a variety of online vendors and locally. Shop around.
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    Man is a brute.... If you're cruel to him, he respects and fears you. If you're kind to him, he plucks your eyes out. Alexis Zorbas
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2
    Would mobile one 75-90 be ok to use in the tranny of the 2004 STI? Will the tranny, front diff, and center diff be drained and filled when I do this maintenance procedure?

    Thank you for any help with these questions. This is my first turbo car so Iím trying to figure out how it all works. I use to have a 4x4 4runner that I built up and land rover discovery that Iíve built up and a 240sx that I torn apart and rebuilt a few times but the subie is just foreign to me.

  5. #4
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,960
    I Support ClubWRX
    The STi gearbox uses a pump mechanism to distribute lubricant, it is not entirely a splash system like the non-STi WRX boxes. Theoretically, any GL5 of the correct viscosity will work. However, people have specific preferences, and M1 is not frequently one of them. Since I don't have the same gearbox I can't help much, but search for the transmission fluid sticky thread and there's lots of info there.
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    Man is a brute.... If you're cruel to him, he respects and fears you. If you're kind to him, he plucks your eyes out. Alexis Zorbas
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •