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    hi! i have for questions about my 06 WRX.

    1. is it normal to feel some vibration on the stick?
    2. is 1 minute idling enough to cool off intercooler?
    3. i smell a strange like burnt metal after driving, while idling to cool-off intercooler, is that normal?
    4. is it true that driving or shifting below 2k RPM is not good?
    5. what other things should a WRX owner should remember?

    your opinions are highly appreciated


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    Quote Originally Posted by yuichi View Post
    hi! i have for questions about my 06 WRX.

    1. is it normal to feel some vibration on the stick?
    2. is 1 minute idling enough to cool off intercooler?
    3. i smell a strange like burnt metal after driving, while idling to cool-off intercooler, is that normal?
    4. is it true that driving or shifting below 2k RPM is not good?
    5. what other things should a WRX owner should remember?
    your opinions are highly appreciated
    TIA guys.
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    1) Yes.

    2) Normally that is MORE then adequate to cool down engine after driving but I'm not sure what you mean by "cool down the intercooler"... Air cools the intercooler so idling wouldn't really help that.

    3) It's most likely normal. If it really worries you, get some one else to observe it (like a dealer-tech).

    4) I don't 'know' about this one but I highly doubt you will do serious damage by shifting at low rpms once in a while. You'll just have a less then exhilarating driving experience, if it is done regularly.

    5) Read & follow the manual. Perform all maintenance properly and as scheduled.
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    I shift when i need to lol, try not to look at the tach and shift. Let the car take you. If you hear the car wiending up a bit, then shift. Honestly i think around town and driving at a nice easy pace i shift at around 3000.
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    The intercooler actual heats up at idle because of the lack of air flow and under engine temps. You don't really need to let the turbo system cool down as it is water and oil cooled and it will continue to dissipate heat even when the car is off.

    You probably know this but try not to keep you hand on the shifter while driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuichi View Post
    hi! i have for questions about my 06 WRX.

    1. is it normal to feel some vibration on the stick?
    Yes. The STi is even more so. I installed a stiffer GroupN transmission mount on my WRX. It now vibrates much like the STi.

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    4. is it true that driving or shifting below 2k RPM is not good?
    It can be bad if done too often with a load on the drivetrain. You will hear a low frequency "groaning" sound when you exert too much low RPM load. This is known as lugging the engine. You quickly get a feel for this.

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    Bringing this up from the dead... Are we talking about the stick vibrating in neutral? Is that normal?

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