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#1 church-heliboy

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:51 AM

This is my first Subaru Forester. The handbook is less than informative about the low ratio sugesting that when starting on a hill with a loaded trailer low ratio should be enguaged. However it does not tell you whether a move to high ratio can be made on the move and at what speed. Subaru dealer is no help and Subaru UK decline to answer my e-mails. Does any one have any information on this please. Having only just got it I dont realy want to bugger it up.

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 10:11 AM

I do not belive any US spec Foresters have High/Low ratio (or range) I know over seas you could get dual range (high and low) but I don't think you could even get that over here.

Maybe it's talking about dissenguaging an 'overdrive' feature? I know when towing things you should disenguage overdrive if so equiped. That would be on an automatic transmission however. Is this an AT or MT ?

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 10:29 AM

Don't make us Jealous.....talking about High and Low ratios.:slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

We can't get them up here! :mad:
We only have the single range transmissions :(

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:58 AM

Its comforting to know that we have something you guys dont, but its little use if I cant find out how to work it. Thanks any way.

Don't make us Jealous.....talking about High and Low ratios.:slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

We can't get them up here! :mad:
We only have the single range transmissions :(

Glenn
82 SubaruHummer-dual range transmission
01 Forester-single range transmission :mad:



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Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:59 AM

Its definately a high/low ratio with its own lever beside the handbrake, but thanks any way.

I do not belive any US spec Foresters have High/Low ratio (or range) I know over seas you could get dual range (high and low) but I don't think you could even get that over here.

Maybe it's talking about dissenguaging an 'overdrive' feature? I know when towing things you should disenguage overdrive if so equiped. That would be on an automatic transmission however. Is this an AT or MT ?



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Posted 14 October 2004 - 12:04 PM

Just noticed you are not in the US :)

I have High/Low range on my '88 GL wagon. Seperate selector lever for the dual range. You can switch it while moving but not very fast. I only do it in 1st gear really. Clutch in and shift into high or low.

If you had to come to a complete stop to do it the manual would warn your to do so. I wouldnt worry about it. Just dont do it while going over 25mph and you'll be fine

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 08:38 AM

Thanks that confirms what I thought and what the manual hints at but does not say. With all the rain we have had in the last few days I will have need of it soon.

Just noticed you are not in the US :)

I have High/Low range on my '88 GL wagon. Seperate selector lever for the dual range. You can switch it while moving but not very fast. I only do it in 1st gear really. Clutch in and shift into high or low.

If you had to come to a complete stop to do it the manual would warn your to do so. I wouldnt worry about it. Just dont do it while going over 25mph and you'll be fine



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Posted 15 October 2004 - 08:50 AM

you should be able to shif in 4low when going 50 MPH, JUST shift to 5 and low, you're good for about 65 that way




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