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#26 2012-01-01 22:36:07

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

huckleberry wrote:

kornfeld wrote:

Anyone wanna email Aggie and get his input on this?

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It's not funny.  Out with the old, in with the [worse] new.  This new rasta guy's antics sound even worse.

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#27 2012-01-02 16:52:39

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

90,000 miles and original clutch and no trans issues.  Still shifts like it was new (not that that's great or anything).  I can put it into 1st from a roll.  Sometimes I have to double clutch to get it in revers (did when it was new too) and when it is cold it is hard to get into 1st (was when new too).

I have been stage 2 for the majority of the time I have owned the car and while I don't "beat" on the car, I do drive it hard sometimes though I make an effort not to be too hard on the trans.  I do a lot of highway driving and change the trans fluid ever 30,000 miles with the stock fluid.


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#28 2012-01-02 17:07:48

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

appalachianaero wrote:

eurospek wrote:

Where's the poll for 4eat guys?

Complete OEM rebuild done at 50K 

(not so reliable now is it)

My 4eat has 85k OEM, but it has a rough transition from 2nd to 3rd, jumps (lurches) a little from time to time. Checked fluid level, all good. So, waiting for the worst.

I thought I solved this issue on mine, but I am still having similar problems.  I'm at 54k.  Fluids are all good here too.  I'm going to try the self flush and hope it helps.

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#29 2012-01-03 12:42:03

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

75,000 miles and still have the original clutch which I pretty much expect to have for at least 75,000 more miles.


2005 9-2X Linear, 5 Speed, black. No additives other than a set of Wet Okoles, but I sure do love it....

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#30 2012-01-03 12:56:55

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

As far as I know, my tranny is all original @112kmi.  I've only had the car ~20kmi though, so I don't know if there was previous work done; prior owner said he didn't have car long and bought from dealer w/o records.

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#31 2012-01-03 13:40:07

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

I rebuilt the engine at 90,000miles. was easier to replace clutch then, didnt need to but did it any way


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Yes, some mod messed with my profile and Im cranky because of the passive aggressive nature of this

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#32 2012-01-03 14:16:23

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

kornfeld wrote:

Anyone wanna email Aggie and get his input on this?

are you sure, he's still alive?


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#33 2012-01-03 14:28:16

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Yeah, he still posts over on NASIOC.


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#34 2012-01-03 14:39:26

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

85k on my '05 Aero. Original clutch, no issues

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#35 2012-01-04 17:29:22

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

I'm so jealous of your Aero....


2005 9-2X Linear, 5 Speed, black. No additives other than a set of Wet Okoles, but I sure do love it....

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#36 2012-01-04 18:15:13

Augie
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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Have a few friends with Subarus. All of them to a one needed theit throwout bearing replaced when they did their clutch. All mentioned noise that went away when they replaced it. Easy to do if you have friends and a engine hoist. you can swap just the throw out bearing in 4-5hrs or so and a 6pack.

C/N even though you have clutch left at 95kish miles your throw out bearing is prob gone


05' Saab 92x Aero OBP Standard Stage 2
Yes, some mod messed with my profile and Im cranky because of the passive aggressive nature of this

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#37 2012-01-05 12:11:07

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Original everything still at 80K.  Drove a friends new WRX the other day and realized how high the catch point on my clutch is.  I'm thinking of replacing it this summer with an ACT clutch.  Transmission is smooth and differential afaik is working well.


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#38 2012-01-05 17:39:37

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

85K in and my clutch is presently slipping like astroglide as soon as i hit boost (>3k-ish).
i'm the second owner, and the previous owner wasn't gentle on the clutch.
if any of y'all know anyone near Salt Lake City who'd trade wrench time for $$ and/or deals on outdoor gear, i'd love to be put in touch.


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#39 2012-01-05 18:02:41

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Jones wrote:

85K in and my clutch is presently slipping like astroglide as soon as i hit boost (>3k-ish).
i'm the second owner, and the previous owner wasn't gentle on the clutch.
if any of y'all know anyone near Salt Lake City who'd trade wrench time for $$ and/or deals on outdoor gear, i'd love to be put in touch.

So it's sticky and dries out too fast?


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#40 2012-01-05 18:17:14

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

128,200 with original clutch, transmission, etc.


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#41 2012-01-05 18:34:02

Jones
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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Bryan wrote:

Jones wrote:

85K in and my clutch is presently slipping like newly-applied astroglide as soon as i hit boost (>3k-ish).
i'm the second owner, and the previous owner wasn't gentle on the clutch.
if any of y'all know anyone near Salt Lake City who'd trade wrench time for $$ and/or deals on outdoor gear, i'd love to be put in touch.

So it's sticky and dries out too fast?

fixed it.


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#42 2012-01-05 19:36:38

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

81K and it slipped at an Autocross launch, never regained it's composure. Replaced with the Exedy OEM type clutch kit (the one with the bad rep for noise, it turns out) but refaced the flywheel. No probs so far. Actually rather disappointed, first clutch I've had to replace in over half a million miles of MT ownership in spite of a fair amount of track and Autocross runs, all on VAG products.


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#43 2013-05-12 23:58:14

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

GP2001 wrote:

theleveler wrote:

GP2001 wrote:

... there is an odd noise when I am in reverse (not sure what it is)...

Is it a loudish pop, rattle, or rapid-thudding?  Can you feel it in your seat?

If so, check the downpipe bracket that anchors to the transmission.  If it's loose or broken, the downpipe will rattle against the transmission support/crossmember in reverse.

Sorry, I know it's off topic but I wanted to throw that out there in case that's what's occurring in your case ('cause it took me an eternity to figure it out when it happened to me)

It is a blend between a rattle/thud/scraping noise. What you are describing sounds like it could be the case, I'll check it out. Thanks!

So I was doing brilliant things with my car today and managed to get sort of stuck with my front passenger side tire dropped in a washout that was a lot softer than I expected.  The other three tires were on good ground so I managed to back out, but I smoked my clutch a little in the process. (compacted clay uphill)

I now have a weird sound in reverse when the car is under load.  (aka backing up a gravel 20 degree slope).  Hopefully I just bent the bracket on my downpipe. (The car probably was resting on the sub frame on that side of the car)  I have heard the downpipe sound before this seems to be a little different.  More of a grind sound, but there are no symptoms traveling forward regardless of load and no symptoms if I take it easy when I backup. 

I spent quite a bit of time under and over the car when I got home, but I really didn't see anything wrong.  I didn't really look to see if the DP could be touching because my car was still hot.

Anyone have any input?


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#44 2016-12-03 14:10:56

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

122k miles and no clutch / trans issues.


2005 Linear, 5mt, Satin Gray Metallic, moonroof, ixizsclutch, ixizhood, FHI 21 mm rear sway bar, rear dif guard
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#45 2016-12-05 08:41:31

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

143k miles, replaced the clutch about 2k miles ago. Only issue I'm having is the need to press the clutch in twice to be able to shift into reverse. It was happening with old clutch too, so I know that's not it. Not a big deal, just annoying.


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#46 2016-12-05 11:42:46

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

arrow-up That's typical on AWD cars, since everything (front/rear/center differentials) has to 'line up just right' to get the reverse idler gear to engage correctly.

FWIW - I sold my car with 151k on it, still rocking the original clutch.


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#47 2016-12-05 12:41:38

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

krazykarguy wrote:

arrow-up That's typical on AWD cars, since everything (front/rear/center differentials) has to 'line up just right' to get the reverse idler gear to engage correctly.

FWIW - I sold my car with 151k on it, still rocking the original clutch.

Did not know that - makes sense! I have to do the double clutch pedal press to get it into reverse from time to time as well, doesn't bother me.

108k on my Saabaru, replaced my clutch after it started slipping at 75k miles w/ an OEM replacement clutch and resurfaced flywheel. Have serviced the tranny every 30k and am now using Redline fluids for the tranny and rear diff.

Since I replaced the clutch my 2nd synchro is getting fairly worn (at least I think that's the problem). When I shift from 1st-2nd under hard acceleration I get 'locked out' from second. Driving like a normal human I don't have an issue getting into second so I figure I'll replace the synchro (and gears if needed) once I have a bigger reason to tear things apart like my engine or clutch goes kapooey.


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#48 2016-12-05 14:02:39

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

arrow-up Try putting it in a forward gear first, then reverse. The double clutch pedal trick also works by slightly moving the 'guts' of the transmission.

The idler gear (that reverses the direction of the transmission output) is essentially a third rotating gear. It's also a straight cut gear without synchronizers, this alone makes gear selection on any car somewhat difficult. It also explains the 'reverse whine' you get on a car moving backwards.  up


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#49 2016-12-28 05:32:27

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Rocking 2nd clutch and 2nd transmission.

First tranny made noise and Saab replaced it at about 55k. Put in a new clutch at the same time.... and an IXIZ STOP CLUTCH... .which caused accelerated wear.

I'm  due for a 3rd clutch ASAP and I hope my transmission is OK. I don't want a 3rd of those either.   And no, I don't beat the shit out of my trans or clutch... stop clutch accelerated the wear sadbanana sadbanana


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#50 2016-12-28 07:18:04

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Re: How's your transmission holding up?

Where's the poll for swapped 6mt?  smile


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