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So, I've told you all lots about our TR690 CVT, including how it differs from TR580 most Subie owners drive, such as three clutch packs instead of one in the tail, always engaged variator chain, etc.

Well, now, you can SEE it, as this guy breaks down a TR690, showing you all of the things I've talked about with you all over the years.

Enjoy!!!

Oh, and remember when I said the filling procedure was ridiculously important? He mentions that early in the video. Improperly filling one will make it slip or worse.

AND, note the brilliant simplicity of minimal components.

You also get to see the difference in flexibility of our beefy chain vs the lack thereof of the pushbelts used in other brands. (and that CLUNK at 12m12s when he moves the chain... such a satisfying sound, lol!)




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Thanks for sharing this video. That guy is impressive. Only 17 min for a trans disassembly.

FYI the link is a bit odd. It takes me to you tube via Facebook. You may want to just give the you tube link.
 

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FYI the link is a bit odd. It takes me to you tube via Facebook. You may want to just give the you tube link.
Fixed. I cross posted it from there.
 

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Fixed. I cross posted it from there.
Fixed. I cross posted it from there.
My son is just starting to learn to be an auto tech and wants to specialize with Subie. All of this is very intimidating to me. I would end up with extra parts after reassembly. Like most skill sets it requires some hands on repetition. For the most part my hands on repetition for suto mechanics has been with my wallet and a small plastic card:). I am very proud of how I perfected that skill set. Assuming my son develops the tech skills necessary I will in about 100,000 miles let him work on the then out of warranty Ascent.
 

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Thanks for sharing this video. That guy is impressive. Only 17 min for a trans disassembly.

FYI the link is a bit odd. It takes me to you tube via Facebook. You may want to just give the you tube link.
It would be 10 if he wasn't trying to explain it to us idiots who are watching.

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  • 2010-2014 Outback 3.6R non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2019 Outback 3.6R uses the TR690.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2020 Outback FA24DIT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2020 Outback 2.5i uses the lower torque TR580.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i also had an EAT option or (until 2013, I think) the very rare 6MT option.
 

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  • 2010-2014 Outback 3.6R non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2019 Outback 3.6R uses the TR690.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2020 Outback FA24DIT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2020 Outback 2.5i uses the lower torque TR580.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i also had an EAT option or (until 2013, I think) the very rare 6MT option.
That list isn't accurate. I have a more accurate one somewhere. For instance, SoA says these are the transmission/engine combinations for 2010.

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Please correct the list if it is wrong. Our 2019 3.6R has a TR690.
Yes, all high torque applications from 2015 on are a TR690 (or manual).

But early ones were not.
 

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The problem is different drivelines went in for different countries. It confuses things.

I'll do a full update with notes this week probably.
  • 2010-??? 3.6R used the JATCO 5AT(EAT)
  • 2015-2020 Outback 3.6R uses the TR690.
  • 2010-2012 Outback 2.5i non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2020 Outback FA24DIT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2020 Outback 2.5i uses the lower torque TR580.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i also had an EAT option or (until 2013, I think) the very rare 6MT option.
 

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The problem is different drivelines went in for different countries. It confuses things.

I'll do a full update with notes this week probably.
  • 2010-??? 3.6R used the JATCO 5AT(EAT)
  • 2015-2020 Outback 3.6R uses the TR690.
  • 2010-2012 Outback 2.5i non EAT uses the TR690.
  • 2020 Outback FA24DIT uses the TR690.
  • 2015-2020 Outback 2.5i uses the lower torque TR580.
  • 2010-2014 Outback 2.5i also had an EAT option or (until 2013, I think) the very rare 6MT option.
If I am not mistaken, 2010-2014 Outback 3.6R used the 5EAT. Along with the Legacy 3.6R and the Legacy 2.5GT (not offered in the US). The 2013-2014(?) JDM Legacy 2.0DIT used the TR690. 2010-14 Outback 2.5i did not offer a stepped automatic (EAT) in the US.
 

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Thanks for posting Robert. Before I bought our 2020 Ascent, one of the potential issues was the transmission. There was a lot of bad info out there on Subaru transmissions, and I took your word over theirs. At the 7:15 mark you can see that there is definitely a beefy chain in there. :)
 
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