FWIW, I have had all the bearings replaced in my tranny more than a couple of times. The noise stays the same ever since the Spec LWFW was installed at 72,000 miles.
3rd and 4th gear sound like a bucket of rocks on decell going down a hill.
225,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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