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 Post subject: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Changed my gearbox / diff oil in my 04xt on the weekend , was quite impressed with the results so thought I'd post up , was looking after my kids at the time so no pics etc but its pretty straight forward but of course I take no responsibility if things go wrong for you , worked well for me .
This oil combo is recommened for the 5 speed only NOT for STI boxes etc with the oil pump !
You'll need a torx T 70 bit to drain the old oil ( grab a half inch drive one as it can be fkn tight and a good half inch drive is also handy for undoing the diff plugs if do that to ) and the Andrewtech cocktail which is 1 litre of Motul 300 gear oil and up to 3 quarts of redline lightweight shock proof gear oil ( smurfs blood ).
I bought the little hand pump for 10 bucks from super cheap and fits perfectly on the motul bottle though a funnel with attached long hose will work nicely also .
So after draining and refitting torx plug /washer put in the whole litre of motul first via dipstick tube then top up with the Redline .
Now the cocktail and gearbox capacity is stated at around 3.7 litres However I could only get 3 litres out which is normal so you may get away with just the litre of Motul and 2 quarts to fill up , but with 3 quarts of Redline you'll probably easily have the 800mls left for the rear diff . If you have worn or chrunchy syncros I highly recommend this combo , I found it on naisoc and could find nothing bad about it (google it) unlike some other oil combo / cocktails .
Andrewtech is a highly respected USA Subaru transmission specialist and spoke to Redline about this combo with Subaru synchros ; still use at your own risk . But I get first while moving easily , no grinds and the shifts are excellent. Takes a couple of hundred k's till everything's coated up nicely. Love it . Lastly as noted elsewhere if you do the diff , loosen the fill plug first just to make sure you can undo it before draining ( they can be fkn tight to , good half inch drive with a small bar on it works well .) enjoy a like new gearbox ... I bought the oil from Harold-performancelub on eBay , top service and prices . Torx bit from trade tools , you'd be doing very well to get both oils and even the torx bit from super cheap , autobarn etc etc .


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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:02 pm 
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I appreciate the effort you went through to write this up, but it's a tad hard to read with no paragraphs and whatnot.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:00 pm 
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I appreciate the effort you went through to write this up, but it's a tad hard to read with no paragraphs and whatnot.

No worries , done on phone , in a rush once again .


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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:08 pm 
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Also. For future reference. The rear diff drain/fill plugs are actually 13mm square. 1/2" is close, but 13mm is perfect. Can make all the DIFFerence when you get one that is really tight.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:38 pm 
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Also. For future reference. The rear diff drain/fill plugs are actually 13mm square. 1/2" is close, but 13mm is perfect. Can make all the DIFFerence when you get one that is really tight.

13mm square male isnt easy to find. This is similar to one I got from a local tool shop
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-SUBARU-B ... 3a678cd409

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:25 am 
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I got a set of drain plug sockets from Supercheap. Has a 13mm square in it.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
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Bram wrote:
Also. For future reference. The rear diff drain/fill plugs are actually 13mm square. 1/2" is close, but 13mm is perfect. Can make all the DIFFerence when you get one that is really tight.

13mm square male isnt easy to find. This is similar to one I got from a local tool shop
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-SUBARU-B ... 3a678cd409

Not common, but they do exist.

Its not critical, just better. I know subaru dealership techs who dont even use them.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:39 pm 
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Ideally, you want one that is a standard 1/2 inch square drive at one end, and the 13mm square at the other. That way you can fit it to your breaker bar easily and reliably.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY 5 MT notchy gearbox oil change " Andrewtech cocktail "
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:46 pm 
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3/8" Breaker bar and a hammer goes alright!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:40 pm 
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Just use flysti's dads trick, stick a bit of wood on it and couple of bashes. Frees it right up. Then the half works fine :-)

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