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@Gregg1947 how many miles on your '08?
When I bought my '07 FSXT in '09, it had around 21K miles. I had my trusted Subaru dealership shop flush & fill the 4EAT with Red Line synthetic ATF. This was an upgrade option that was offered to me. Not a recommendation, just what I decided to go with.
['07 FSXT Member Journal] ['03 X Member Journal]
• SUBARU ATF HP
• IDEMITSU: ATF HP
• Castrol: Transmax J
• Pennzoil Quaker State: Pennzoil ATF-J
Unless you're doing something "heavy duty" with your Foz ...like towing regularly ...the tranny fluid should be good to the 75K-100K range. I just replaced my ATF at about the 75K point. Had the dealer do it. Big deal made about using only Subaru ATF as per the owners manual ...dealer exchanged factory fill with BG Synthetic ATF. So much for the "big deal". Tranny works just fine with the BG fluid.
The 4EAT tranny has been around for along time. It's a Mazda/Ford tranny made by JATCO ...a fairly reliable and robust tranny ...if not the most sophisticated thing ever designed ...but it's not finicky as to the tranny fluid it uses.
Thanks Gregg, I'll have to remember that.Hi Jocko. Amazon has good prices on all brands that work. Idemitsu ATF HP sure appears they make Subaru oil for Subaru. Online has good prices. Thanks for the input.