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This is a discussion on Transmission Fluid within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally posted by TristineLim I was thinking about changing mine very soon, too. You used Mobil 1, huh? hmm trying ...

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    Redline Gear Oil

    Originally posted by TristineLim
    I was thinking about changing mine very soon, too. You used Mobil 1, huh? hmm trying to decide between Mobil 1 and Redline. I'm at a little over 10,000 miles. Are you thinking about changing differential fluid, too?
    I've used Redline engine oil for over 10 years in everything I've owned and it absolutely rocks! On my old Porsche 914 Redline 75W90 synthetic gear oil worked very well and greatly improved shifting. On the other hand, based upon what I've heard, I would not recommend Redline gear oil for our cars. I just purchased Motul 300 synthetic oil that I plan to put it in tonight and have heard nothing but raves about it.

    My $.02

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    quick update, I change gear oil every 5k miles, due to a lot of track events.
    I tried royal purple, and it is the worst crap I have ever used. Its slightly smoother shifting (honda-esque) than redline, but still not as smooth as the OE oil.
    Royal Purple completely breaks down at track temps, usually after about 10 minutes on track every single 3-4 shift grinds.

    Now I am using 1 qt Redline lightweight shockproof and 2.8 qts 75w90NS. Holds up very nicely on track, shifts great although a little notchier around town.

    If you dont go to the track then I would recommend the OE fluid. My friends WRX with stock gear oil shifts much smoother than mine.

    and btw-- whoever mentioned 4.5 qts is getting gear/transmission oil confused with engine oil. The tranny takes 3.7 qt and doesnt have a filter
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    Re: Redline Gear Oil

    Originally posted by Natoforces


    I've used Redline engine oil for over 10 years in everything I've owned and it absolutely rocks! On my old Porsche 914 Redline 75W90 synthetic gear oil worked very well and greatly improved shifting. On the other hand, based upon what I've heard, I would not recommend Redline gear oil for our cars. I just purchased Motul 300 synthetic oil that I plan to put it in tonight and have heard nothing but raves about it.

    My $.02
    I've also heard good things about some of the "other" fluids by Motul (I use their brake fluid). Where are you sourcing Motul gear oil?

    Thanks

    Big Sky

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    Re: Re: Redline Gear Oil

    Originally posted by Big Sky WRX


    I've also heard good things about some of the "other" fluids by Motul (I use their brake fluid). Where are you sourcing Motul gear oil?

    Thanks

    Big Sky
    I got my Motul Gear 300 gear oil from Pantera Intl. @ http://www.motorspot.com/index.html
    I put it in over weekend, drove 300 miles or so and so far it definitely shifts smoother and I'm getting less of the obnoxious bearing noise I've been experiencing.
    Last edited by Natoforces; 11-18-2002 at 11:00 AM.

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    Thanks for the link. I'll give them a call.

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