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Old 04-20-17, 07:40 AM   #11
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You are correct. Mikey bumped my idle to right under 1k when he tuned my car.
Awesome, that's exactly where mine is.
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Old 04-20-17, 07:49 AM   #12
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One of the things I've noticed with the lower RPM idle is when starting off in 1st gear (normal driving) is if the throttle is not properly timed with the clutch, there's sometimes a 'jerk' as the car slightly stalls, then lunges forward.

With my previous manual experience being a Shelby GT500 (gobs of low-end torque), and this car having anemic torque at very low RPM's, it seems to really help having the RPM's raised to 900 to 1,000. Now it's no problem scooting forward at a 4-way without ever touching the throttle.
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Old 04-20-17, 12:46 PM   #13
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How do you adjust the idle on the AP? Is it settings change, or change in the map?
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How do you adjust the idle on the AP? Is it settings change, or change in the map?
Under tuning/adjustments
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Old 04-20-17, 01:35 PM   #15
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I just switched from the Subaru oil to Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. After reading the extensive history of happy T6 users with STi motors, I'm a little disappointed I didn't do this sooner, especially with the Texas heat and the Subaru-recommended 5w-30 oil that shears to a 20 weight pretty quick.
T6 shears "quickly too" If you run it, use "our" std 3K oci. I was happy with it as long as I did that.

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Also heard bumpin up the idle makes oil pressure run more stable on idle.
Higher and smoother. IAG sets idle high too.
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T6 shears "quickly too" If you run it, use "our" std 3K oci. I was happy with it as long as I did that.
I can't remember which member posted it, I looked at so many, but I saw a T6 UOA from Blackstone Labs that recommended spreading out the OCI to 8,500 miles based on how good the oil looked from the analysis.

And even if T6 shears, won't it shear to a 30 weight, and not a 20 weight?
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I can't remember which member posted it, I looked at so many, but I saw a T6 UOA from Blackstone Labs that recommended spreading out the OCI to 8,500 miles based on how good the oil looked from the analysis.



And even if T6 shears, won't it shear to a 30 weight, and not a 20 weight?


Yes it will shear to a 30 instead of a 20. The new T6 5W40 doesn't meet API SM specs like the old oil, but I don't believe there is that big of a difference in the formulation.

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Yes it will shear to a 30 instead of a 20. The new T6 5W40 doesn't meet API SM specs like the old oil, but I don't believe there is that big of a difference in the formulation.
It's strange - the bottle does not mention SM, but the website does.

http://rotella.shell.com/products/t6...6-brochure.pdf
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It's strange - the bottle doesn't not mention SM, but the website does.

http://rotella.shell.com/products/t6...6-brochure.pdf
Are you on OTS map or protune? I'm on OTS, and bumping it 175 rpms puts my idle at 850 - 875, and bumping it 200 rpms puts it at 950-975 lol, surely not a 25 rpm jump. But I kept it at +200 rpms for now, I do like it better compared to stock idle levels.
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Are you on OTS map or protune? I'm on OTS, and bumping it 175 rpms puts my idle at 850 - 875, and bumping it 200 rpms puts it at 950-975 lol, surely not a 25 rpm jump. But I kept it at +200 rpms for now, I do like it better compared to stock idle levels.
I'm on a Cobb protune.

Unless I made a typo somewhere, there was no mention of a 25 RPM jump. I adjusted for +200 RPM's and that puts me right where you're at.
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