I checked the trans fluid in my STi and it was a bit low. So I went to the subie dealer to pick some up along with some other stuff. Anyways I bring it home and am about to pour into the filler hole, when I realized that the stuff the parts guy gave me was a different color and smell to the fluid thats in there already. The bottle the parts guy gave me was subaru atf and power steering fluid and was red in color, but the oil already in the trans is tan or brownish in color.
I'm kinda apprehensive about putting the subaru atf in cuz of the difference in color and smell and the fact that the bottle has none of the ratings and specs on the oil, but the parts guy assured me that it was the rite oil for the trans(didn't even ask what car it was for). So my question is does subaru only have 1 type of transmission fluid(the atf and power steering one) for all their cars, or did the parts guy mess up and give me the wrong bottle?? If it is the right type then y the difference in color and smell?? Thanks ne input would be greatly appreciated