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Old 10-23-2012, 06:56 AM   #7741 (permalink)
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Anyone got the rear differential 13mm square key? If so can I borrow it? I will come to you, loosen my plug and be on my way. When i get home I can finish getting it out with the 1/2" breaker bar. Thanks!
I drained a friend's diff last year at my house, but I don't remember what we used. You can stop by and we can try to find it, or I'm sure Roman has the correct tool.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 AM   #7742 (permalink)
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Pissed, and in dire need of the correct tool because I already committed the 1/2" mechanical gaffe when the bar did not stay in the hole on jack up. Will also need a new plug when done.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #7743 (permalink)
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going to go check this one out. It's nice seeing one closer to home, compared to having to drive to the north side of Chicago.

!!!!2005 Subaru Forester XS AWD
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #7744 (permalink)
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!!!!2005 Subaru Forester XS AWD
Looks like you found a gem. That's an 05 with new timing belt for $6K. If you've never had a Subaru, make sure you check oil, trans, ps, diff, brake, fluids and change them all. oil pan is in the front in between the front tires, sometimes hiding under a plastic splash pan, not the middle (that's the transmission) and AUTO trans dipstick (yellow) is on the drivers side near the firewall 10" down behind the engine. There is a dipstick on the pass side top of the trans. For front differential oil. AUTO trans filter not the same as oil filter. GLWS
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:13 AM   #7745 (permalink)
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For under $24 I'm set. If anyone else needs this done here you go...


Got new plug from Evanston Subaru tax encl. $7.30.
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Whelp, I've been putting it off for months but I feel the need to replace my plugs before winter comes.

The second person I spoke to (who consulted at least a third) at Mid City quoted me $531.51 to just do plugs on a random car (considering they never asked me year/make/model). So they're obviously not terribly keen on getting my business. Anyone interested in dinner and a beer (out, not home cooked) to assist?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #7747 (permalink)
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If you want, Ill help.

If you got the plugs, I got the 13mm square tool. I just cant find my 3/8 to 1/2 inch adapter for the breaker bar. The tool is 3/8 drive.
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****! You mean spark plus don't you?
I just saw the dealer cost!!!


I just did this in Sept. My hands are too big for 2 of the plug locations. The hands hurt for a week after changing them..LMK
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The plan was to do it in the base garage so I'd have access to an impact, lifts, bottle jack, and etc. But if you did it the manual way I'll save that cash.

Yeah, after hearing that price I thanked her and hung up the phone.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #7749 (permalink)
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I forgot the price I was told, but it made me doit.

I can pull the two that I can reach and show you what i did. Maybe your hands are more nimble and you can get the other 2. My teenager was a welcome in this area.
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Congrats Tom I haven't been on here in a long time. We have number 2 on the way as well, due in April.


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Hello Hello! bought a 10 limited a few days ago and love it! Came from an 05 sti, needed more room hehe

I have 2 questions if anyone can help ( I did search on my own prior)

I have the factory navigation and i do not see any way to hook up my iPod, as it only has the 3 rya jacks...did I miss something?

also I would like to perform the hack to mod the nav lockout, would anyone be willing to assist me? Thanks!

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Anyone got the rear differential 13mm square key? If so can I borrow it? I will come to you, loosen my plug and be on my way. When i get home I can finish getting it out with the 1/2" breaker bar. Thanks!
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I drained a friend's diff last year at my house, but I don't remember what we used. You can stop by and we can try to find it, or I'm sure Roman has the correct tool.
The correct tool is a 1/2" ratchet for the drain, 3/8" ratchet for the fill, no socket needed.

Regarding the iPod hookup, you use the CD changer plug, I think.

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For those with plugs to do with non-girly hands, disconnect the pitch mount, loosen the tranny mount, loose the motor mount, and raise the motor. That'll give you the extra room you need. That reminds me, I have to do plugs on mine too.

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I did it the old fashioned way.

In 2 years (or whenever I foul these) I'll have to see the lift the engine method.

ayanami22, i'm not familiar with subaru navi. The last system I put the dealer/troubleshooting codes in was a lexus, and that was years ago.
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What's the old fashioned way? Did you pull the motor?
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No, we left it in and snuck the coils out of that tiny space. I only swore once, according to a couple of threads here that's a great victory!

Thanks again to 04eatmefxt, I realized I didn't give him any credit in the last post.
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