Thread: ('11-'14) Odd MPG Question
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #24
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2012 Impreza CVT HB


Originally Posted by stevehnm View Post
I will have to check 6th again. I thought I noticed that, but figured I wrote it down wrong since I couldn't duplicate it. I understand the "gearing" is artificial anyway, so I'm not sure I understand how that would "lock up" like a typical torque convertor.

What would help immensely is if the paddle shifter would hold when climbing a hill - Slowing a bit but keeping in a taller gear would help the mileage a lot, as it does in the 5 speed. Unfortunately one has to reach down, pull to manual, then hit the paddle shifter, then reach down and pull back to auto after the hill. I wonder if there is a mod for that?
The torque converter is NOT the CVT, so there's two things going on. Think of the TC as a clutch that can slip forever if the designer wants it to.

You can temp go to manumatic by clicking the down, then up paddle. It'll hold the gear for a minute or so. If you just up-click, it goes back to auto in a few seconds. I hate that.
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