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mechanical LSD oil

Post by toylet » 28 Jun 2015 17:08

So Subaru mechanical LSD oil part number K0305Y0900 is now NLA. So what fluid/weight should be used in the CLSD r160?

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Re: mechanical LSD oil

Post by toylet » 28 Jun 2015 17:20

http://www.amazon.com/Cusco-010-001-80W ... B00CL5RX3O
Thinking this Cusco LSD mineral oil is best replacement to OE ...thoughts?

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Post by funwithmonkeys » 28 Jun 2015 20:54

I have been using Redline shockproof with some friction modifier to prevent chatter.
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Post by okayfine » 29 Jun 2015 05:48

funwithmonkeys wrote:I have been using Redline shockproof with some friction modifier to prevent chatter.
This was the combo I used when I had a CLSD. GM friction modifier, half the bottle per fill. There was a recent thread about it, but I can dig up the half bottle I still have left if you need the p/n.
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Post by Three B's Racing » 29 Jun 2015 06:29

I've been running Redline GLC 90wt for clutch LSD's with friction modifiers already in it for 6 years now, PERFECT!!
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Post by StrutlessWonder » 03 Jul 2015 12:03

Odd that the Subaru LSD oil would be NLA, though I read somewhere hat K0318Y0000 80-90W supercedes the K0305Y0900 straight 90W.
Have you dropped by your local Subaru Dealer to ask what they are using now? Spec in STi LSD is 90W.

An Amazon search shows Subaru oil is in stock here: http://www.amazon.com/Subaru-Certified- ... B00JPL891W
(Though mine was always in a blue metal can when I got it at the Subaru parts counter for twice the price)
Google images will show this to you.

Others have used Motul 90PA LSD oil (mineral-based, not synthetic), and Silkolene 90LS LSD oil (rec to use Motul 300 if you have a Torsen).
Some use Swepco 201 plus friction modifier.

I've had mixed success w/ Redline, depending on the product. Shockproof was too much and caused really noisy chatter.
Adding the GM LSD friction modifier to normal Redline gear oil was much better.
FWIW, Redline 75W90 GL5 Gear oil already has LSD friction modifiers in it.
YMMV.
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Post by OUTthere » 03 Jul 2015 13:05

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Re: mechanical LSD oil

Post by toylet » 04 Jul 2015 06:14

The kaaz website states the fluid must be changed every 5,000 miles on a street driven car. Yikes!

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Post by OUTthere » 04 Jul 2015 08:19

Gotta pay to play.

Street driven! :lol:

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