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Old 06 December 2016, 08:15 PM
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Hi Tim,

according to this paper (found it in an us scooby forum) the Suretrac diff is similar to Torsen (Helical) and open diff.



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Old 07 December 2016, 08:52 AM
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Hi Max

Fair enough, if it has that diff then you should be fine with the Gear 300.

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Old 07 December 2016, 04:24 PM
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Hi Tim,

thank you sooo much

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Old 08 December 2016, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dignitas View Post
Hi, my Name is Max,

I'm from Germany and last week I bought an stock WRX STI WR1 with already 90k miles on it.
Since I don't know how long the gearbox and rear diff have not been serviced I'd like to change the oil in both of them.
Since my car is a WR1 it has according to the internet Suratrac front and rear LSD's and also DCCD.
The gearbox seems to be in a healthy condition, no grinding noises when driving the car harsh. The only problem I have is that with low temperature (below 10įC) getting the first gear (and some times the second gear) in is for the first miles not so easy.
After doing 3 hours of research I found out that the Motul Gear 300 should be put in the gearbox and the rear diff, but maybe I'm wrong here.

So my question is which oil should I get for the gearbox and the rear diff?


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hi MAX What number you bought, nice to know which ones go abroad!
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Old 08 December 2016, 06:58 PM
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think its the motul 90 i put in mine!
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Originally Posted by silver sonic View Post
hi MAX What number you bought, nice to know which ones go abroad!
Mine is 103
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Old 10 December 2016, 10:08 AM
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Mine is 103
nice one. where a scoob should be. on unrestricted autobahns
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Old 12 January 2017, 12:01 PM
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Hi Tim,

Need a bit of advice. A mate has a widetrack blob with the DCCD box and has recently started grinding slightly when going into 4th at high revs and 6th. It's not that bad but is there!

Will the Motul Gear 300 or Redline Shickproof be better to stop it from grinding?

Thanks
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Old 12 January 2017, 12:21 PM
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Hi

Any idea when the oil was last changed in the box?

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Old 12 January 2017, 03:49 PM
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Hi Tim,

it was done roughly 9 months ago.

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Old 12 January 2017, 04:13 PM
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Hi

In that case the oil should be in fairly good condition, so I wouldn't think it's as simple as just replacing with a fresh oil. Because of that, I would probably use the Shockproof. It's up to you, you could drain the current oil and replace it all, or drain a couple of litres and replace that with the Lightweight Shockproof.

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Old 12 January 2017, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
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In that case the oil should be in fairly good condition, so I wouldn't think it's as simple as just replacing with a fresh oil. Because of that, I would probably use the Shockproof. It's up to you, you could drain the current oil and replace it all, or drain a couple of litres and replace that with the Lightweight Shockproof.

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Ok, thanks for that.

I'll relay your information
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Old 13 January 2017, 09:05 AM
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or he's put the wrong / poor quality oil in??
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There is that, but I would think the problem would have started straight away if it was the wrong oil. If it was poor quality oil it might have broken down quickly, leading to poor changes.
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Old 13 January 2017, 07:10 PM
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Let's hope the oil change sorts the issue.

He hasn't owned it that long and is quite new to performance cars so I pointed it out when I drove it!
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Old 19 January 2017, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

In that case the oil should be in fairly good condition, so I wouldn't think it's as simple as just replacing with a fresh oil. Because of that, I would probably use the Shockproof. It's up to you, you could drain the current oil and replace it all, or drain a couple of litres and replace that with the Lightweight Shockproof.

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Hi Tim,

Do you have a link to this oil as I've seen 2 different variants on eBay
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Old 20 January 2017, 08:52 AM
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Hi

Here you go, not aware of any other versions of the Lightweight.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1022-red...il-75w-90.aspx

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Originally Posted by Scooby_nz View Post
Hi Tim,

Do you have a link to this oil as I've seen 2 different variants on eBay
presume your getting mixed up with the Heavyweight & Lightweight variants of Shockproof.........??


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Hi Tim,

I hope you are still around on here.

My 56-plate JDM 2.0 Hawkeye STI (with DCCD) is going in soon to have its gearbox and diff oils changed. Please can you recommend some of the best products available to me and the quantities I would need to buy?

Thank you

David
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Old 13 February 2019, 09:09 AM
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post #108 is local and will help you out............
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Old 13 February 2019, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by david1972 View Post
Hi Tim,

I hope you are still around on here.

My 56-plate JDM 2.0 Hawkeye STI (with DCCD) is going in soon to have its gearbox and diff oils changed. Please can you recommend some of the best products available to me and the quantities I would need to buy?

Thank you

David
message guy at opi oilís.
he sorted me out and Iím having mine done tomorrow
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Old 15 February 2019, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RobsyUK View Post

message guy at opi oilís.
he sorted me out and Iím having mine done tomorrow
Thanks Mr W - just going to leave it to my trusted mecahnics now as as you know, it's going in this time next week.

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Maybe mine didnít need it but my gear changes feel no different.
peice of mind itís been done though
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Old 15 February 2019, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RobsyUK View Post
Maybe mine didnít need it but my gear changes feel no different.
peice of mind itís been done though
Same here mate - it's just about knowing what has been done and when, 100%
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Advice needed. 1999 Impreza Turbo gearbox oil level is on the bottom mark, when cold. Once run its not registering on the dipstick. Leave it to drain and it settles on the bottom mark.
I would like to top it up to the top mark. Not knowing whats currently in the box am I best to fill with some semi synthetic rather than full?
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Originally Posted by Veloboy View Post
Advice needed. 1999 Impreza Turbo gearbox oil level is on the bottom mark, when cold. Once run its not registering on the dipstick. Leave it to drain and it settles on the bottom mark.
I would like to top it up to the top mark. Not knowing whats currently in the box am I best to fill with some semi synthetic rather than full?
If you don't know its history, change it.
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