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Unread 20th March 2013, 04:35 PM
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Shifting down, even with the 4EAT, appears to help with traction. But I'd love to know for sure! No point in adding a switch if I can achieve the same effect with the gear lever. OTOH, if down-shifting with 4EAT is only placebo, then I would like to do the switch mod.
I second this! My outback is the 4sp auto and have always wondered if locking it in 1st or 2nd actually helps with traction or not.
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Torque split discussion moved here: http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showth...7052#post57052
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Thanks, Kevin. Now we have two excellent threads!
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Things have been moved around a bit so I'm not sure if this is the thread to post this in anymore, but I took the multimeter to the wire in question and the voltage remained the same in D, 1, 2, and 3 but changed with the throttle open. I'm thinking that this means that at least in my 2000 Forester simply selecting 1 or 2 does not change the torque split compared to D but opening the throttle completely would bring you closer to 50/50 split.
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Its not a voltage. It is a duty solenoid. By definition a duty solenoid cycles on and off very quickly. If you do not have a meter designed for this pulse you will not see it.

You really need a osciliscope to see it better, preferably an analog one.
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Things have been moved around a bit so I'm not sure if this is the thread to post this in anymore.
Your post in here is fine. Information directly associated with the switch goes in here, general stuff about torque split goes in the other thread. We need to keep the switch & torque split discussions apart otherwise the switch thread can become overwhelming to navigate (just as it has on other boards).
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Its not a voltage. It is a duty solenoid. By definition a duty solenoid cycles on and off very quickly. If you do not have a meter designed for this pulse you will not see it.

You really need a osciliscope to see it better, preferably an analog one.
I wish that I had access to one of those to test that. Thanks for letting me know about duty solenoids, I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to electronics. I'm pretty much just searching around on the internet trying to make sense of all this stuff.
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I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to electronics. I'm pretty much just searching around on the internet trying to make sense of all this stuff.
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I've never put a multimeter across mine, but I reckon i've got the 50/50 when the gear lever is on "1" or "2"...

Back in the dry, loose sand at Robe, I kept it on "2" with the snow switch activated, so effectively locking in 2nd gear and never had any probs.

I seem to recall this was the case on MY06 or 05 onwards, am I delirious?
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Yes, you are delirious.
good to know...
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