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Old 08-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #3201
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I'm at 26000 too, its starting to feel slightly notchy but it may be my imagination

I think I might change the gear oil soon because I'll probably hit 30k when its cold out
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #3202
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I'm at 26000 too, its starting to feel slightly notchy but it may be my imagination

I think I might change the gear oil soon because I'll probably hit 30k when its cold out
Hmm well changing out your transmission fluid is a 30,000 mile maintenance so you're due for one at your next oil change.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #3203
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yeah, its close enough
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #3204
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Anyone have issues with shifting gears? I've heard of people changing their transmission fluid out and turning their crunchy gear boxes into very smooth shifting ones. I'm only at 26,000 miles and have occasionally experienced resistance into 3rd gear when shifting.
I have a friend that did the 30k maintenance on his and used motul tranny fluid. He swears it made it completely smoother. He also said he can downshift into 1st at higher speed than before. I'll be using motul in mine, couldn't hurt.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #3205
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or you could use the uncle scotty cocktail

http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...products_id=76

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #3206
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Curious how someone came up with that concoction. Lol
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #3207
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yeah idk
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #3208
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I have a friend that did the 30k maintenance on his and used motul tranny fluid. He swears it made it completely smoother. He also said he can downshift into 1st at higher speed than before. I'll be using motul in mine, couldn't hurt.
I had the same experience. Between 25-30k miles the transmission started feeling notchier, shifts were generally not as smooth and it would barely go into first at anything other than a full stop. Finally got around to replacing the trans/diff fluid with Motul around 32k miles and it felt brand new again, the difference was noticeable immediately. Have around 7k miles on the new fluid at this point and it still feels great.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #3209
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What brand/type of transmission fluid should I use and how do I do it myself?

The Subaru 5MT can be a picky about what fluid you should use. Popular fluids that have a large fan base are:

a. OEM fluid AKA Subaru Extra-S
b. Uncle Scotty's Cocktail of 1qt Redline lightweight shockproof, 1qt Pennzoil or GM Synchromesh, 2qt Castrol HypoyC 80w-90
c. Redline lightweight shockproof
d. Motul 300

While we are big fans of sticking to OEM fluids on NASIOC, this is one case where using something not SOA recommended has shown actual benefit, mainly in helping with synchro interaction.

You 6MT users can use whatever you like, though there is some benefit by using one of the above fluids as they do aid in synchro engagement.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #3210
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #3211
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I used motul at around 30k and it's been much better ever since. I'm at 45k now. Reverse is easier to get into and also first while moving. I had some problems with second and third gear before too, but that went away with the motul
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #3212
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Cliffs: possible egv issue
anything more on this?
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #3213
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anything more on this?
X2- I'm curious as well
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:25 PM   #3214
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Won't know anything real for a little while, until it has been taken in and checked out. The tech was a master tech and saw exactly what I was talking about and agrees there is a problem which is half the battle. He says tgv is a non issue here, but might be egv, though he isn't sure and is going to research. Apparently other models he's seen have had similar issues.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #3215
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well its a start
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #3216
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Its a start but my appointment cant come fast enough. All the symptoms are coming back- rough bouncy idle, nearly stalling when backing out of my driveway, jumping/bouncing tach at relatively low engine speed, etc. Now it is getting to be at a higher rpm range, closer to 2500. Its most definitely not gas, and the weather has changed back and forth enough that it isnt likely to be the cause- humidity was high and low, temperatures are cool overnight and about 75 in the day, no rain, no real variation in pressure or weather.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #3217
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Maybe the MAF? Sounds similar to vacuum leak symptoms too
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #3218
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I would start by cleaning the MAF sensor. Swapping out my intake and stock air filter box between dealership warranty claims caused my MAF sensor to become dirty causing my car to have a hard time starting.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #3219
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Ill check into that. I've seen different techniques from just a quick spray to downing the maf in maf cleaner. Whats broscience and whats legitimate? I might just mention it to the shop and see what they say.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #3220
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i doubt its a dirty maf on a relatively new car
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #3221
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i doubt its a dirty maf on a relatively new car
True, since its still under 15k...could still be possible. What else could it be? It seems like all the easy, simple answers are out.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #3222
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idk, I'm pretty stumped about my own car aside from the tgv possibility, luckily it seems better now in my case. It could be one of those things that is hard to figure out until it gets more severe. Probably no harm in cleaning your maf though.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #3223
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Just keep bringing it to your dealership. If they can't fix it claim lemon law.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:29 AM   #3224
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Just keep bringing it to your dealership. If they can't fix it claim lemon law.
Yeah that will be the in the future if they cant fix it. I'll leave it to them to figure out, they certainly know more about cars than myself...plus I trust them
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #3225
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Has anyone "vinyl tinted" their tail lights on a 2012 impreza sport? I've got a grey one and I'm attempting to tint them matte black. I did the bumper reflectors and 3rd break light and it looks great. The tail lights are very intimidating. Any help or suggestions?
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