I've read the stickies on oils but i'm still confused. I understand that the diff and tranny can be a little picky with what type of fluids are used so i figured i would post exactly what i got and how i plan on using it and maybe get some specific recommendations as to what types of fluids i should use and why. I would like to know what kind of engine oil, tranny fluid and diff fluid i should buy.
I have an 04 wrx. Currently the only mods are:
perrin up pipe - catless
turbo back exhaust
cobb stage 1 tune
There may be other mods that i'm not thinking of right now....
I don't drive the car like i stole it. It will be my DD. I have an exceptionally short drive to work (3~ min). I'm not planning on modding for more hp or trq. I won't be doing any track competition either.
The car currently has 141k kms on it (88k miles). The previous owner told me he was using mobil1 synth 5w30 during winter and 10w30 in summer. I didn't ask him about tranny or diff fluid.
In any case, based on the situation, what would you suggest i use? I don't want this to turn into a 39 page discussion on which oil is better. I just want to know what a cost effective but yet SAFE and RELIABLE fluid is for each application.
Thanks in advance!