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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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2017 forester idles rough

Anyone have problems with their idling? I know this happens at startup till it gets warm but random I feel it in my drivers seat. The shaking. This is a brand New forester! They say in other forums that it's from the boxed engine. Should I be concerned?

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Not really an issue. Boxers have their own feel. Just got to love them. They get better with age, just like a woman.
Always use Top Tier gasoline and the correct octane, change your oil as per OM and you and your Foz will always be as one. If your Foz is brand new Please follow the break in procedure to set the rings and all will be good.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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What is the break in rule? My daughter and I took in on a trip for spring break and now has close to 3000 miles on it. Which gasoline is the best? Didn't realize that mattered! Thx
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A little late but it should be fine.
New Car Break-in period
1000 miles: Drive calmly for the first 1,000 miles and vary your driving with a normal mix of city and highway.
Always note the blue 'cold engine' light on the dashboard- its a visual reminder that the engine is cold.
Avoid hard starts and stops.
Avoid over-revving the engine, try to keep RPMs under 4000.
Vary your speeds over the full range of city and highway driving
Don't use cruise control much, if at all.
City and freeway driving is fine because that will vary the speeds
1st oil change
all models- 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Its ok to change early, especially with hard driving, cold/hot weather, or manual transmissions that are revved up or downshifted. Its up to the individual owner
(from the 2015 owner's manual)
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals:
> When the engine is new and within the break-in period
> When the engine oil is of lower quality
> When the incorrect oil viscosity is used
> When engine braking is employed
> When the engine is operated at high engine speeds
> When the engine is operated under heavy loads
> When towing a trailer
> When the engine idles for long periods of time
> When the vehicle is operated in stop and go and/or heavy traffic situations
> When the vehicle is used under severe thermal conditions
> When the vehicle accelerates and decelerates frequently
Under these or similar conditions, you should check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions.
what oil to usesubaru synthetic oil, 0w-20 quart shown, available starting in 2010
Subaru synthetic oil was introduced in July 2010. 0w-20 and 5w-30 is available in quart and gallon size
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engine
oil type
Outback2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
3.6L
5w-30 conventional or synthetic
Legacy
2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
3.6L
5w-30 conventional or synthetic
Forester
2.5L
0w-20 synthetic
2.0L turbo
5w-30 synthetic
Crosstrek
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
2.0 Hybrid
0w-20 synthetic
Impreza
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
BRZ
2.0L
0w-20 synthetic
WRX
2.0L turbo
5w-30 synthetic
STI
2.5L turbo
5w-30 synthetic-

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Here is your owners manual which is searchable. A lot of good information.
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https://www.joomag.com/magazine/suba...08001468949416

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Not to worry. I have the first year FB2.5 and Subaru updated the cam change tensioner and the cam sensors to make it similar a newer FB2.5 and it still does it. While it was in they gave me a new Crosstek with the FB 2,0 engine and it did the same. And yes I can feel it through the seat until it warms up. I have come to realize it is a characteristic of the FB yet it was not there in the old EJ 2.5's, so it through me at first.

As to the other comments, type of gas, did not matter 87 octane and stick for your warranty purposes to the 0W-20 oil. I have found Penzoil Ultra Platinum is wonderful for the winter months (has a lower pour point) and Motul (better know in Europe and Canada-Most Canadian Subaru Dealers carry it) is great for the summer, it has a higher burn point.

It is a great vehicle so enjoy :-)
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My 2017 Forester has a rough idle also. The Boxer Engine is inherently smooth by it's design. Each cylinder will cancel out the vibration of the mating cylinder. Don't really believe it is a break-in or fuel issue. My 2014 Outback had the same engine and it had a nice smooth idle. Definitely something that needs to be looked at.

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