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Old 07-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by StangGTT View Post
I am what people call a "spirited" driver. I've put 30k hard miles on mine and it works perfectly. I think somebody just doesn't shift correctly (no offense)

Its just that a manual trans issue is rare and especially with a stock engine. They just don't put out enough power to do damage on their own. Since I haven't heard of anyone else having issues with theirs and he had several, its safe to say driver error is to blame I think.
Its quite possible that i did the damage to it, but there's some factors to take into consideration though... (This is about automatic trans)

The first 2008 i owned, this was the daily rental, it was at 42,000 kilometers, owned it almost 2 weeks, the motor started revving higher than normal, put it in park, and bam, it was locked in every gear, would not move at all... (found out later the planetary gears blew up) (this is also the time i found out about the little shifter side button that turns overdrive off and i had just started using it)

The second 2008 i owned, this one was the off lease, i got it at 40,000 kilometers, owned it for almost 2 years, i never touched that overdrive button until about the last week before the trans blew up, this time it was at 115,000 kilometers, the trans was grinding like hell, had no reverse, forward gears worked still but it kept engaging and disengaging while driving...

This second 2008 was not a cheap repair bill, it was $3000, (some bushing let go and all the gears got chewed up) and the car still had issues, (idling issues, electrical issues, radio control issues, suspension issue where it would eat the front drivers side tire rapidly) so i traded that one in for the 2010...

Both instances it seems like it happened soon after using the overdrive switch, that being said, im never using that bloody switch ever again, and i believe its the culprit somewhere around the line..
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