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This is a discussion on tiptronic problem within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; does anyone know anything about the tiptronic problems? i heard if you use tiptronic alot, the transmission will get messed ...

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    tiptronic problem

    does anyone know anything about the tiptronic problems?
    i heard if you use tiptronic alot, the transmission will get messed up
    i have 08 WRX with tiptronic and i almost blew up my engine today
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    Quote Originally Posted by siriusu View Post
    does anyone know anything about the tiptronic problems?
    i heard if you use tiptronic alot, the transmission will get messed up
    i have 08 WRX with tiptronic and i almost blew up my engine today
    Where did you hear about these problems? And what do you mean you "almost blew up your engine"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRM1305 View Post
    Where did you hear about these problems? And what do you mean you "almost blew up your engine"
    my friend told me from 350z forum
    and i shifted to 2nd and when i was trying to shifted to 3rd, the gear didnt change. so i was hitting the redline for about 5 sec and suddenly the gear changed and i launched it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siriusu View Post
    my friend told me from 350z forum
    and i shifted to 2nd and when i was trying to shifted to 3rd, the gear didnt change. so i was hitting the redline for about 5 sec and suddenly the gear changed and i launched it.
    If it was only for 5secs, I'm sure it was nothing to be too alarmed about. I rented a 3.5SE maxima before. the transmission computer was being preemptive and kept shifting out redline before I wanted it to. When it comes to japanese circuit intelligence, they always overengineer saftey. I work on japanese built equipment for a living.

    I think you'll be fine. You can always take it to the dealer if you have the time and express concern (you can say your passenger accidently knocked it with their leg at cruising speeds).
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    I didn't even know the 08's had triptronic. My moms bens used to do the same thing. I would be more worried about the tranny than the engine though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not-EWRX View Post
    I didn't even know the 08's had triptronic. My moms bens used to do the same thing. I would be more worried about the tranny than the engine though.
    now im worried...
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    I've never experienced this. In fact I wish the computer didn't take over and shift the car as early as it does, if the driver doesn't shift. I've driven MTs my whole life and having this car in a 4EAT is killing me, its awful. But on the 2 or 3 days out of the week I'm sitting in 2+ hours of traffic I find myself loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRM1305 View Post
    I've never experienced this. In fact I wish the computer didn't take over and shift the car as early as it does, if the driver doesn't shift. I've driven MTs my whole life and having this car in a 4EAT is killing me, its awful. But on the 2 or 3 days out of the week I'm sitting in 2+ hours of traffic I find myself loving it.
    im getting stage 2 for automatic WRX soon
    so ill find out what is going on
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