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#3301515 - 03/04/14 05:48 PM Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
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Loc: Indiana
Package from Amazon arrived. I'm itching for my weekend project on my wife's Subaru.

12 quarts of Subaru ATF-HP on the bench top already....good for a couple D&F's on the tranny and power steering. Her Subaru is gonna be one happy girl by Saturday night.



Edited by Phishin (03/04/14 05:49 PM)
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#3301525 - 03/04/14 05:55 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 761
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Phishin
Package from Amazon arrived. I'm itching for my weekend project on my wife's Subaru.

12 quarts of Subaru ATF-HP on the bench top already....good for a couple D&F's on the tranny and power steering. Her Subaru is gonna be one happy girl by Saturday night.


The million dollar question is will you be a happy man Sunday morning after your front differential gets a treatment? Sorry I couldn't help myself.. LMAO.

Regards, JC.

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#3301532 - 03/04/14 06:05 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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What's your plan for the rear diff?
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#3301543 - 03/04/14 06:11 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: gathermewool]
Phishin Offline


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Originally Posted By: gathermewool
What's your plan for the rear diff?



I'm hoping it's one of those rare nights where the rear diff is easy to access....
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#3301617 - 03/04/14 07:04 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
gathermewool Offline


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Originally Posted By: Phishin
Originally Posted By: gathermewool
What's your plan for the rear diff?



I'm hoping it's one of those rare nights where the rear diff is easy to access....


Like, one of those nights where you park the car head first into a sink hole?
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#3301642 - 03/04/14 07:35 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
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Registered: 10/26/08
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Loc: Northern, NY
Did you order some extra gear oil? I bought three quarts and had some leftover when I did the front and rear diff's on my Legacy.

Can't be much fun trying to exchange that power steering fluid...the reservoir is tiny.
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#3301648 - 03/04/14 07:40 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
sprintman Offline


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Used RL on our Outback a few years back and when changed at 50,000 km's the mechanic refused to believe it hadn't just been replaced.

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#3301753 - 03/04/14 09:11 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 638
Loc: Wisconsin USA
That funnel is made with "High Grade Steel". Sweet.
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#3301782 - 03/04/14 09:53 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Rob_Roy]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 1572
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: Rob_Roy
Did you order some extra gear oil? I bought three quarts and had some leftover when I did the front and rear diff's on my Legacy.

Can't be much fun trying to exchange that power steering fluid...the reservoir is tiny.


Yep....I bought enough for 2 services.

And yeah...the PS reservoir is ridiculously small. Should only take me 40 or so turkey baster drains to get out half the fluid.....

Originally Posted By: R80RS
That funnel is made with "High Grade Steel". Sweet.


It's nice. Got a nice screen filter in it too. Only $10 from Amazon.


Edited by Phishin (03/04/14 09:55 PM)
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#3301805 - 03/04/14 10:17 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
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Loc: Wisconsin USA
Originally Posted By: Phishin

Originally Posted By: R80RS
That funnel is made with "High Grade Steel". Sweet.


It's nice. Got a nice screen filter in it too. Only $10 from Amazon.



Yup. Behrens products are good stuff.
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#3301849 - 03/04/14 11:10 PM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 467
Loc: Utah
What are you planning on using for fluid on the PS? My Outback calls for Dexron V. I didn't see any in your pic, so I was curios.

As far as a method for the PS, someone on the SubaruOutback website mentioned a method where they used the turkey baster to drain the reservoir. Then the removed the drive belt from the ps pump, removed the return line from the bottom of the reservoir, and ran the return line into a waste container. Then turn the ps pump by hand until the fluid is all drained. Put the return line back on, fill the reservoir and turn the ps pump by hand until the system appears to be full. But the belt back on, take the car for a drive and make a few stop to stop turns, then top off the reservoir.

It seems that this method would be much more effective, and less expensive material wise, than the typical method of only draining the reservoir, driving for a few days, and repeating a couple times.
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#3301927 - 03/05/14 03:41 AM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
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Loc: Indiana
I assumed PS used Subaru ATF....No?
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#3302097 - 03/05/14 09:34 AM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
FutureDoc Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 668
Loc: North Carolina
I am not sure about the Gen4 OB but older Subarus used ATF.

I "switch" between Supertech D/M AFT (red), Prestone PS fluid (yellow) and Supertech PS Fluid (green).

Use a vacuum pump with a large reservoir (I use a modified 1qt jar) and I drain the reservoir, refill with different color fluid, and, start/turn the wheel... and then repeat till the fluid is the color I want.
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#3302129 - 03/05/14 10:04 AM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
i812 Offline


Registered: 06/18/10
Posts: 121
Loc: Central, FL
The Forester specification are: Forester Specs

· SUBARU ATF
· IDEMITSU ATF HP
·0.7 US qt (0.7 liters, 0.6 Imp qt)

My Outback Specs are:
· SUBARU ATF
· IDEMITSU ATF HP
· “Dexron III” Type Automatic Transmission Fluid
0.7 US qt (0.7 liters, 0.6 Imp qt)


Edited by i812 (03/05/14 10:04 AM)
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#3302165 - 03/05/14 10:49 AM Re: Ready for Subaru front & rear differential change [Re: Phishin]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 3720
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Phishin
Originally Posted By: gathermewool
What's your plan for the rear diff?



I'm hoping it's one of those rare nights where the rear diff is easy to access....


I had a very hard time adding gear lube to my Subies, even using the bottle that come with the extending neck (Motul.) I used a Wilmar W1145 pump purchased on Amazon, which worked very well. I also use a small syringe that I find at Wal-Mart for PSF exchanges. I know "turkey blaster" is the method , but for those who don't know, using an actual turkey blaster is messy and inefficient. A small syringe that comes with a small length of tygon tubing is ideal.


Edited by gathermewool (03/05/14 10:53 AM)
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