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Unread 16th January 2012, 07:25 AM
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Gidday Taza

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Got a guestion for you guys while we are talking about gears.

Does down or upshifting and skipping a gear cause any problems??

I.E going from 3rd to 5th or 4th to 2nd?
Or even 5th to 2nd which I do abit??

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I have owned a couple of cars that said not to do this in the owner's manual (not Subarus).

Subi manuals say not to rest your hand on the gear lever when not changing gears. I suspect that this wears the linkages ... .

My 2006 2.5L N/A Fox manual tells me not to exceed 188 km/h in LO range/5th ... .

Doesn't say anything else about skipping from gear to gear.

I suspect it depends on both the design and strength of the box, but I don't really know this ...
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Unread 16th January 2012, 09:32 AM
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I have owned a couple of cars that said not to do this in the owner's manual (not Subarus).

Subi manuals say not to rest your hand on the gear lever when not changing gears. I suspect that this wears the linkages ... .

My 2006 2.5L N/A Fox manual tells me not to exceed 188 km/h in LO range/5th ... .

Doesn't say anything else about skipping from gear to gear.

I suspect it depends on both the design and strength of the box, but I don't really know this ...
Want to test that 188km/hr in LO Range???? haha
I reckon it would do it. I have done 195km/hr in my 2.0l N/A in high. lol
Yes Nachaluva yours will do it too
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My 2006 2.5L N/A Fox manual tells me not to exceed 188 km/h in LO range/5th ... .
hahaha

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I have done 195km/hr in my 2.0l N/A in high. lol
Yes Nachaluva yours will do it too
NO IT WONT!!! haha
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NO IT WONT!!! haha
It will, ive done it. lol
When she was completely stock. Was pretty scary and never again. Shes pretty stable up until about 170km/hr which isw pretty easy to get upto in them. But after that is slow as hell. lol
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Haha I mean my Foz won't not can't lol
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Haha I mean my Foz won't not can't lol
I highly recommend not doing it, I just had to find out if it would when I got it. The speedometer goes upto 220km/hr so I though it could get somewhere around there, again not bad for a 2.0l
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OK I can report back now its had some use.

It does feel better when cold & there is a marginal improvement when hot. I guess the box is just worn but at least this oil will do the best job of protecting it
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So what oil did you end up using?

That magentic drain plug looks pretty good for the age of the vehicle, nothing to worry about there - it's when a chunk or part of a shim comes out that you should be worried!

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I used Penrite SIN GEAR 75. Its fully synthetic, 75W90 API GL5/6

Yeah I didnt think the plug was too bad
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Sorry for the huge thread-dig here, but can anyone point me at a useful vid online (or doc to follow) to do the gearbox and diff oil changes on a 2.0L NA 5sp? I see a few around but wonder if anyone has found something especially helpful
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