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I was going to replace the fluid in my Forester 06 automatic transmission. When I stopped by the local dealer, they sold me SUBARU ATF-HP part number SOA427V1500. They told me that it replaces the old one SOA868V9241, which I was using previously. Is this true?
Now I am afraid to mix this new stuff with the SOA868V9241 I currently have in my transmission.
Do you think it is fine to mix them, or I should hunt for the original fluid?
Did anybody tried the new SOA427V1500 fluid? Nobody yet mentioned it on the forum.

I suspect this dealership after they sold me today 10 drain plug washers for $27. My mistake, I didn't realize it was 10 times $2.70. :icon_sad:
 

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ATF-HP is correct for your Forester.

2005 and older, DEXIII

2006 - 2009 4EAT automatics are speced as, SUBARU ATF Type-HP
 

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If for some reason your tranny has the older stuff in; the two are compatable...they are both Dexron types.
 

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Yes, my Forester is 06, so it should be not DEX III, but SUBARU ATF-HP.

The both fluids I was inquiring about are labeled SUBARU ATF-HP. So you think it is not a problem to add SOA427V1500 to the existing SOA868V9241?

In fact the color of the fluid is also different. While the color of the SOA427V1500 is red, the one I currently have in the transmission is yellow.
 

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I believe the Subaru ATF-HP is a super refined synthetic Dexron III. I use it in my 98.
 

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The both fluids I was inquiring about are labeled SUBARU ATF-HP. So you think it is not a problem to add SOA427V1500 to the existing SOA868V9241?

In fact the color of the fluid is also different. While the color of the SOA427V1500 is red, the one I currently have in the transmission is yellow.
No problem mixing, but I have never seen any ATF that was not red.
 
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