Recent content by Buffman

  1. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pablo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For Subaru MT's with shared front differential requiring GL-5, the solution is easy. <a...
  2. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MolaKule</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does it have a common sump for the differential AND the transmission? If this subie has the common sump for the hypoid differential AND the transmission then it does needs a...
  3. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MolaKule</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Buffman</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
  4. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MolaKule</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">From everything I've read, Subaru 5MT transmissions do not like full synthetic oils...
  5. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Greasymechtech</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Too thin. I'd stick with a full synth non-lsd gear oil from Redline, Torco, Motul, Ford, Eneos, Subaru, Idemitsu... and enjoy a protected transmission that might need a...
  6. B

    UOA: 02 WRX 5MT, 40K - Valvoline "cocktail" 80w90

    Got my 02 WRX with 109K on the clock. Previous owner, always took it to the dealer, and their fluids of choice were standard Valvoline oils. In the colder MI winter months it was really sluggish and hard to get into gear until warm. I tried full synthetic, and cold shifting was improved, but...
  7. B

    0w20 recommendations 2012 Forester, FB25

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MichiganMadMan</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You are going to need a +1 quart for the change, hope you don't mind having a "growler" around to make up the difference. There are a lot of people with high oil...
  8. B

    1995 Buick Roadmaster with 58K miles, daily driven

    I used to run German Castrol in my Roadmaster. Had 180K on it when I sold it.
  9. B

    0w20 recommendations 2012 Forester, FB25

    I tried to look for some UOAs, but with a limit on the search dates, I seem to be coming up empty. Wife got a 12' Forester (20,000 miles) with the FB25 2.5L Engine. OM calls for 7500 mile OCIs with 0w20 oil. Anyone found an off the shelf 0w20 that is trending with good results in this motor? I...
  10. B

    Castrol Edge 5w40 colored green

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lex94</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"That's not where the antifreeze goes!" It doesn't matter in a subaru...It all ends up in the same place when the head gasket blows. </div></div> Hehe <img...
  11. B

    Castrol Edge 5w40 colored green

    ^^ LOL No <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> <a href="http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/Svlwrx/media/IMG_3418_zps10a71f19.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o591/Svlwrx/IMG_3418_zps10a71f19.jpg"...
  12. B

    Castrol Edge 5w40 colored green

    I recall the yester years of 0w30GC being tinted green, have they moved that over to 5W40? <a href="http://s1149.photobucket.com/user/Svlwrx/media/IMG_3419_zps592561a1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o591/Svlwrx/IMG_3419_zps592561a1.jpg" alt="" /></a>...
  13. B

    2002 WRX, 3200 Miles: 0W30 German Castrol Syntec

    No worries <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" />
  14. B

    2002 WRX, 3200 Miles: 0W30 German Castrol Syntec

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: gathermewool</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ditch the Auto-Rx if you're using such oils. Also, extend out those drains, and if you're going to spend money on an analysis, then you might as well pay a little extra for...
Top