- Mar 12, 2014
- Bay Village, Ohio
I have a new '22 Forester that has a high rpm cold start idle, around 1700-1800rpm. Even on hot days, it takes a minute or two to idle down below 1000rpm. This seems to be normal for that NA2.5 GDI flat 4 according to Forester forums. Is shifting into reverse or drive "bad" at that kind of rpm? I can't imagine the manufacturer would set it up that way if it was, where it would require time to idle down before shifting and driving, but it does make me a little nervous. CVT, fwiw.