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I'm assuming no one here answering has driven a Subaru manual transmission before or long enough. I'm fairly certain there is nothing wrong with your synchros or transmission. Subaru's are generally very hard to shift into first while in motion. I daily-drive a 2011 WRX and and the first gear has always been like that, even when it was brand new. I have ...


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This possibly isn't worth fixing - I certainly wouldn't fix it. In general you shouldn't use 1st gear except for starting off from stationary. The synchro for 1st gear is different to the others for this very reason. What you probably have done is worn the synchroniser out through not matching revs accurately. If you absolutely must change into 1st while ...


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If you really want a no-install option, and even @paulster2 answer seems like work then why not use old school locks like gear/steering locks? Or better, this -


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The other day while I was searching for information on electronic relays, I ran across this solution to your problem: (I found it on this site.) Here is the write up which goes along with it, which I find pretty cool: This is a clever little circuit involving two relays and a momentary switch and is more a of a 'logic' circuit than one used to switch ...


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OK, a month later I figured it out! Here's what finally worked: Delete all duplicate audio devices in the Bluetooth menu Pair the phone using the hands-free system via the steering wheel "off hook" button This seems arbitrary but it solved my problem. See the owner's manual page 5-38 for the exact procedure. If you start pairing using the the radio ...


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Depending on the colour of the smoke that is produced from the exhaust it could be different sources, have you had a valve cover replacement done on the car? I've worked on some cars that have leaking valve covers where the spark plugs are located and this causes issues with oil seeping into the cylinders, which could be a source of smoke, and oil loss. ...


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There are many lubricants and get 'gummy' with cold. Perhaps the following will help. Let the motor idle and become warm. if it takes 15 minutes or more, fine. Just ensure the area you have an issue with is warm. Turn the motor off. (safety first) Use a carb cleaner to spray off the oil you used to lubricate. Procure a product with ...


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I make no claim to be a Subaru expert but I have become aware of issues with the variable valve timing on GM vehicles. It seems some vehicles with this type of valve train are sensitive to oil viscosity. Oil that is too thick or to thin can result in poor performance. Is it possible that you added the wrong type of oil? If oil was induced into the exhaust ...



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