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|Today 05:30 PM|
Checked the oil at 1,800 miles on my 2.5i CVT.
It's still at the same level as it was on delivery, about 1/4 qt above the upper hole.
So far, so good on oil consumption.
Got 29.58mpg on one tank, 26s and 27s on the others on mixed local and highway driving.
Fuel economy is also good.
|Today 04:49 PM|
Originally Posted by mike_n View Post
Currently trying to talk myself up to go put the cam gears and timing belt back on for the second time in a week.
|Today 10:50 AM|
Took it back to the Honda dealer where I bought it, so they can fix the major gas leak they created after replacing leaking gas tank seals...which was needed to fix the P0442 check engine light that came on right after I bought it...now when I fill up the tank, gas leaks out.
|Yesterday 07:36 PM|
Thoroughly cleaned the interior, replaced the battery and wiper blades. Checked all the fluid levels and we're ready for Christmas vacation travels.
First time in over a year that I vacuumed out and wiped down the interior like this. So it's a bigger deal than it sounds like. ;-)
On a related note, I'm grateful my '11 isn't one of the Foresters that consumes oil. It hasn't been a trouble-free car, but at least that's not one of its issues!
|Yesterday 02:53 PM|
|Ohsnapzombies||Traded it in for a GTI. Thanks for the information you guys provided.|
|Yesterday 02:27 PM|
Tint! 15 in back, 30 upfront. Windshield left plain.
I had a local installer do it with Llumar ceramic. It looks great!
|Yesterday 01:38 PM|
I finally mounted my new toy. =)
COBB AccessPort_-3 by vJoshf, on Flickr
COBB AccessPort_-2 by vJoshf, on Flickr
COBB AccessPort_ by vJoshf, on Flickr
|Yesterday 01:37 PM|
|tunafish||Did the 20 click thing to disable the seat belt ding, 1st try, much better. No we can drive to the mailbox without buckleing up. We live on a dirt road with no traffic. The 1st mod on our new 2015 Forester|
|Yesterday 08:47 AM|
Friday night I had finished getting the car ready to leave for a ski trip early Saturday morning when things started failing. First the radio cut out, next the ABS light lit up on the cluster, then the brake light, then the cluster got really dim, followed by the cluster ceasing to work entirely. Luckily, I was only about 3/4 miles from home so I ditched it in a parking lot and walked home. I suspected the alternator, but not wanting to swap it in a random parking lot I yanked the battery out of my WRX (which has been up on jack stands since about Thanksgiving) and headed back to where I left the Forester. Swapped the battery, jumped the car from the wife's Impreza and started home. I made it about 50 feet before the entire car just shut off. Managed to coast into the next parking lot. That was at 8:30pm. Plan was to leave for the ski trip at 4am the next morning. Had the wife race to Autozone to pick up a new alternator. Swapped it into the Forester and got the old alternator back to Autozone before they closed at 10. Glad Subaru puts the alternator in a convenient place! Jumped the car again and drove it home, shut it off to put the battery tie downs back on, and tried to fire it back up with no luck. Let it sit all day yesterday (ended up taking the wife's car skiing) and put the battery on the charger all night. Swapped it in this morning and it fired up. I let it run for about an hour and everything seems ok now. We're going to drive it about an hour across Detroit today to see the wife's grandma. Hopefully everything is good. I'm not terribly confident that I didn't ruin the battery running it so low so we'll see.
I'm about 3.5 weeks out from my trip to Jackson Hole. I need the Forester to make the trip. I will be absolutely miserable if I have to drive the WRX all the way out there!
|12-20-2014 06:32 PM|
Originally Posted by DoubleJ View Post
I never see my lighted taillights so I don't care if they are or aren't appealing. I do care that those who could potentially hit me from behind see my taillights. I would never disable nor diminish any light that lets following cars know I'm there. That lower light might make the difference between being seen or not seen in adverse conditions (heavy rain, fog, etc). And if you get rear-ended and the other driver can show that you disabled lights that could end badly for you.
|12-20-2014 05:51 PM|
|DoubleJ||Round headlights, round foglights, roundish upper tails, rear blinkers, reverse lights...giant rectangle lower tails. Just don't dig em. As long as you've got a light in each position you're legal.|
|12-20-2014 05:29 PM|
|mike_n||Why would you disable part of the taillights? Is that even legal?|
|12-20-2014 04:43 PM|
Disable my lower tail lights
LED'd my eyebrows. Worthless in the day, pretty cool in the dusk
86'd my snorkus. Not sure what I think yet, it pretty much just makes a wind noise all the time now.
|12-20-2014 12:48 PM|
|Chucker||Installed Diode Dynamics Stage 2 front blinkers and side makers. Checked oil.|
|12-20-2014 12:11 PM|
Had a conversation with a flying shovel head this morning...
Not the best timing for holiday travels. Grr...
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