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      07-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by IPvFletch View Post
See my comments above. This is after 17K miles (it's an 08 slightly used)... It didn't feel BAD it just felt SNUG - VERY SNUG. Almost so snug that I'd rather get the DCT/SMG. Then again, maybe I wouldn't!
Might want to make sure the tranny fluid was actually changed at 1200mi. Dealers are famous for not doing it and it will definitely affect the fluidity of the shifts eventually.

If the grind is audible, there is something wrong with the tranny (maybe too little fluid), or you are just rushing it IMO. If the grind is just a feeling in your hand, which would seem consistent with the snug comment, then that is what should loosen up with time. 17k is quite a bit though, so maybe the last guy didn't push it enough, or as mentioned, the fluid wasn't changed.