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This is a discussion on Change To Syn Gear Oil Now! within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; the link you posted is for a aftermarket subaru vendor. I would not consider this to be a "recomendation" from ...

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    the link you posted is for a aftermarket subaru vendor. I would not consider this to be a "recomendation" from subaru. The redline oil is the same description from the redline site.

    just my 0.02

    If anyone knows what material our synchros are made of this will answer the question.

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    Originally posted by squeeler
    the link you posted is for a aftermarket subaru vendor. I would not consider this to be a "recomendation" from subaru. The redline oil is the same description from the redline site.

    just my 0.02

    If anyone knows what material our synchros are made of this will answer the question.
    GL-5 is recommended in the owners manual, page 11-24 and 11-25

    As for the link and description, I was just trying to help point out some of the differences between GL-4 and GL-5 fluids. Sorry for the confusion
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    Ah ok thanks. You cleared up my question too. Thanks for looking that up

    Do you know if the factory uses gl-5 rated oil?

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    At 36,000 miles, I put in synth 75w90 tranny oil in yesterday. It's marvelous!

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    the gm fluid works great I got it for 8.63 a quart
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    The Synchromesh is still performing beautifully. The tranny seems to get smoother the longer I have the fluid in. I have no grinding noise at all no matter how fast I shift or at what RPM I shift.

    Unfortunately, now I'm starting to develop the infamous clutch shudder. I just had a new clutch installed last year by Subaru because of the infamous clutch decel noise. I wish they could get these clutch problems straightened out in this car. I'm thinking about just installing a racing clutch since I'm eventually going to need one anyway.

    Spend the $10/quart for the Synchromesh, you won't regret it.
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    YAY! Flyboy's chit hasn't blown up! IR vindicated!! This stuff is the real deal. Glad you guys gave it a shot & it's working out for ya.

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    Originally posted by balkamp
    YAY! Flyboy's chit hasn't blown up! IR vindicated!! This stuff is the real deal. Glad you guys gave it a shot & it's working out for ya.

    j.p.
    Second that I'm going to have to give that GM fluid a try.
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    I figured if it's good enough to hold a GM tranny together then it must be pretty good stuff. This is the fourth fluid that I have tried in the tranny. Others have improved the grinding slightly, but the Synchromesh has totally eliminated it. It has also made it easier getting the car in first gear while coasting to a stop. My car had to be almost at a dead stop before it would go into first gear but now it slides in sooner and easier with the Synchromesh.
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    I'm going there, too. First gear is still a problem for me with the Mobil 1.

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    Originally posted by Flyboy
    I figured if it's good enough to hold a GM tranny together then it must be pretty good stuff.
    LMAO!
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    Cmon now GV27! I'm making poopy unhappy faces now. GM autoboxes frag with almost the regularity of Ford slushboxes, But their manual transaxles are pretty darn reliable.

    I'll give GM credit for not engineering their transaxles to within an inch of their life like Subaru has with the REX. The fragility of our gearboxes is imho, unexcuseable.

    Are you some kind of GM hater? omg!.... <----- massive sarcasm

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    Is that GM Synchromesh a GL-5 lube ... ?

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    No, it's a GL-4 fluid.
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