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Old 07-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, 3 days ago I purchased my first Subaru (2011 2.5I Impreza) which is also my first MT (have learned and occasionally driven family/friend's mt's) and I had a few concerns I hope someone could answer. So the first issue I noticed was driving home from the dealer and while downshifting from 5th to 4th at highway speeds the transmission grinds just a bit as it slides into 4th. I wasn't sure if I was doing something wrong or if there was any cause for concern. Next, I noticed that every once in a while when I shift into 3rd (either down or up) the gear won't fully engage. It's like it only gets part of the way engaged and I have to pull it back to neutral and pop it back in. It doesn't happen much, mainly when I'm not really paying full attention to my shifting. Just wanted to know if I was doing something wrong or if I should be concerned. I know this is a complete noob question, but its my first subie and my first MT, everyones gotta start somewhere. Thanks for any replies
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Hello everyone, 3 days ago I purchased my first Subaru (2011 2.5I Impreza) which is also my first MT (have learned and occasionally driven family/friend's mt's) and I had a few concerns I hope someone could answer. So the first issue I noticed was driving home from the dealer and while downshifting from 5th to 4th at highway speeds the transmission grinds just a bit as it slides into 4th. I wasn't sure if I was doing something wrong or if there was any cause for concern. Next, I noticed that every once in a while when I shift into 3rd (either down or up) the gear won't fully engage. It's like it only gets part of the way engaged and I have to pull it back to neutral and pop it back in. It doesn't happen much, mainly when I'm not really paying full attention to my shifting. Just wanted to know if I was doing something wrong or if I should be concerned. I know this is a complete noob question, but its my first subie and my first MT, everyones gotta start somewhere. Thanks for any replies
Probably the operator. Depending on the mileage and your mechanical ability you could try changing the fluid to Andrewtech or Scotties cocktail.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's kind of what I was hoping for, guess I just have to hone my technique. I actually am a pretty decent mechanic, just never really took any time to learn about the inner workings of transmissions (other than the basics through 3 years of auto tech) and have absolutely no knowledge on boxer motors, other than the basics. Hoping to learn a lot from this forum though. Everyone seems to know their subies inside and out here.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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yer gunna hafta learn how to do a lil throttle blip when ya downshift

i dont even think about it anymore....its a reflex
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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Yeah, my buddy who grew up driving nothing but standard went for a ride with me yesterday and I found out it was all user error. 15 minutes of pointers and its like driving an entirely different car lol sorry for the noob post
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #6
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Yeah, my buddy who grew up driving nothing but standard went for a ride with me yesterday and I found out it was all user error. 15 minutes of pointers and its like driving an entirely different car lol sorry for the noob post



yeah...ive had d0000ds ride with me and they are

howyouDIDTHAT

practice....35+ years of it

i dont care who ya are...if you been driving less than 10 years, ya really DONT know what you are doing yet...ya may think ya do...but ya dont.
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