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    No difference noticed with extra-s tranny oil

    So I took my 06 wrx to a dealership today to get general oil and lube job and also asked them to changed the tranny fluid and the f/r diff. I specified the extra-s fluid and it was also specified to put in on the quote sheet. While driving home, I didn't really noticed any difference at all to what was in there before. Which I believe was Redline synthetic. Part of the reason I wanted to get it changed was that not all shifts were smoove, I'd say about 50% of the time the shifts were clean. Also from a stop, putting the car into 1st would only go in clean about 25% of the time. After changing the fluid I still noticed the same characteristics as before.

    I guess this leads me to my next question. Is it normal to feel a little bit of resistence, what i'm talking about not going in clean is that it feels like it grinds/rubs during the times they don't go in clean. When it goes in right, it feels like nothing smoother.

    Does this sound normal? Could it just be me shifting poorly? The main thing that annoys me is that it doesn't feel clean going into first from a dead stop. Sometimes I'll go into second first and then into first and that seems to help a little bit.
    Thanks in advance, I hope I'm in the right forum, and if you need me to clarify anything let me know.

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    An occasional balk into first, even from a standstill, does happen -- at least on my bugeye. I use Valvoline regular 75W-90 GL5 and change it every 30,000 miles. I also cannot tell a difference (or at least not much of one, if at all) between mile 1 and mile 29,999. Hope this helps a bit.

    Is your floor mat slipping forward and getting under the clutch pedal? This happens a lot on earlier cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    An occasional balk into first, even from a standstill, does happen -- at least on my bugeye. I use Valvoline regular 75W-90 GL5 and change it every 30,000 miles. I also cannot tell a difference (or at least not much of one, if at all) between mile 1 and mile 29,999. Hope this helps a bit.

    Is your floor mat slipping forward and getting under the clutch pedal? This happens a lot on earlier cars.
    Well I drove it again tonight and it seemed to shift smoother while the engine was cool. Earlier today I started noticing the problems after the car had been running for an extended period of time.

    As for the floor mat, it has a little eyehole right in front of the seat which I guess should keep it from slipping.

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    My STI has that problem to, if i am moving at all it does not want to go into 1st. even at a stand still it is hard sometimes. im not sure what the problem is because i have had all my fluids changed not to long ago.

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    glad it not jsut my car. i got an 05 wrx and even moving alittle bit it is hard to get it into first most of the time i have to stop all the way to get it into first. maybe it is jsut my tranny fluid havent hcanged it yet. and some gears feel like they are resisting when i put it into gear then so,metimes its clean and feels smooth

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    I think its like a safety feature I'll be honest my mothers Mazda 3 was like that when it was rolling trying to put it in first before a stop was a no go until like 15 mph then it would go...Any faster it would fight.
    Older cars didnt have it but I think in the mid eighties they started adding that maybe I'm wrong...

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    Did you use Lightweight Shockproof in there as well ? Redline by itself does VERY little.
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    By extra-s do you mean the special OEM stuff like TIC sells? If you didn't actually provide it to the dealer I'd be surprised if they used it. Did they charge you for it? It comes in a big drum they would have to order (like 5 gal or something) - I bet they cannot produce any evidence of using extra-s.

    None of the symptoms you describe sound out of the ordinary anyway.
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