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Old 09-08-2020, 10:22 AM   #1
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Transmission Fluid Recommendations

I have a boosted brz and very rare cases I can't shift to any gears from a stop. I was looking to do an tranny fluid change and see if that works. What would you guys recommend?
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I have a boosted brz and very rare cases I can't shift to any gears from a stop. I was looking to do an tranny fluid change and see if that works. What would you guys recommend?
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I doubt the transmission fluid (unless it is low) is causing that situation.

I'd suggest you first check the fluid level.

If you're bound and determined to change brands of oil, a quick forum search would yield all kinds of peoples choices.

If it were me, for average driving, I'd stick with the OEM stuff.
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Did you try bleeding/adjusting the clutch yet? I would try that before looking at transmission oil.
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Motul however you need to see what the problem is
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Aside from Motul, Redline is a good choice.
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Did you try bleeding/adjusting the clutch yet? I would try that before looking at transmission oil.

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Same problem: adjusted clutch: no more problem.
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Hello everyone! I m new here. I would really appreciate to know how to change atf in my 2014 gt86 as I m looking forward to changing it. Would really appreciate an in depth procedure. Tia😊
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I can't find the drain plug. Can you or anyone here locate me the drain plug for the ATF
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I can't find the drain plug. Can you or anyone here locate me the drain plug for the ATF
I mean no insult. If you are unable to find the drain plug, it's probably best that you have a professional do the job for you.
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I mean no insult. If you are unable to find the drain plug, it's probably best that you have a professional do the job for you.
So out of curiosity, it looks like *2 in the first image is the overflow plug, is there a separate drain plug on the pan somewhere? I have an MT, otherwise I'd look next time I'm under there.
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So out of curiosity, it looks like *2 in the first image is the overflow plug, is there a separate drain plug on the pan somewhere? I have an MT, otherwise I'd look next time I'm under there.
Yeah. The views in the manual are not clear but they are accurate.


DIY: Automatic Transmission Fluid Change

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Out of curiosity, since almost no one changes the transmission fluid with OEM fluid (according to the forums), and Subaru OEM Gear Oil is GL5 while the transmission recommends GL3/4, does that mean Subaru themselves do not make an OEM fluid suitable for our transmissions?

I really enjoy the oem shift feel but really can't make a decision if I want to buy their High Performance Gear Oil after reading too many forum posts that it will deteriorate my transmission because of the GL5 spec. Please enlighten me lol.

I wonder what was put in from the factory..
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