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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
  ('98-'00) EJ25D timing belt swap
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Posted By jgrote
The Gates TB kit has proven to be a good choice...

The Gates TB kit has proven to be a good choice over the years. If you are leaking oil from the rear of the engine, it is more likely the oil separator plate than the rear main seal. Make sure you...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By jgrote
$800-$1000. That's what I paid for my swap car.

$800-$1000. That's what I paid for my swap car.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By jgrote
The problem is you all assume the "E" means...

The problem is you all assume the "E" means empty. One modern cars, it means "eh, you may want to get gas soon." On my first car, (1954 Chevy) "E" meant it was time to start pushing. Were people...
Forum: Forester Shopping   12-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,619
Posted By jgrote
Remember that forums are used by 2 types people;...

Remember that forums are used by 2 types people; enthusiasts and people having a problem. You will find that with the newer models (of any car on any forum) that the vast majority of threads will be...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By jgrote
The total capacity is <2 gallons. I do believe...

The total capacity is <2 gallons. I do believe that 06 might recommend Subaru coolant only, but I personally run Prestone mixed 50/50 with distilled water. I also use the Subaru "coolant...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By jgrote
The seals are up to you. I've yet to see a cam...

The seals are up to you. I've yet to see a cam seal leak, but I've heard of it happening. Since the OEM ones are so good, I'd probably buy from the dealer. Yes, the other belts are the ones you...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By jgrote
An oil analysis will let you know the health of...

An oil analysis will let you know the health of the motor. They are looking for many things, but in your case they most important thing would be metal. If this is a catastrophic failure waiting to...
Forum: Parts For Sale   12-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By jgrote
This is a better tool than the AZ version, but AZ...

This is a better tool than the AZ version, but AZ does a loaner tool, not rental. There unit is actually FREE. Hard to compete with free. Thanks for the idea though. I thinks it's cool that...
Forum: Europe   11-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By jgrote
Looks great. Painting is an art that I will...

Looks great. Painting is an art that I will never master. I hear it's gotten easier with the new paints and guns being much more forgiving, but I have not tried in years. If you are lucky enough...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-24-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By jgrote
To me it sounds like it's missing. We used to...

To me it sounds like it's missing. We used to use an old trick to figure out which cylinder isn't firing, but it's not for the faint of heart. You pull a plug wire off while it's running. You're...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By jgrote
I would start by checking the MAF sensor and...

I would start by checking the MAF sensor and cleaning the throttle body and idle control motor. Next I would confirm that the TB isn't off by one tooth. And last I would replace the motor mounts. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By jgrote
I should really copy this story so I can stop...

I should really copy this story so I can stop typing it. I bought an 04 with 90k miles on it. It had an EXTERNAL coolant leak when I bought it. I changed the coolant and added the conditioner from...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By jgrote
Run, don't walk, from that dealer. Get it...

Run, don't walk, from that dealer. Get it diagnosed again, but at an independent shop. If it's that bad, then it should not be running very well. If it's just a noise, it could be something in the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By jgrote
Sounds like you are either off by one tooth or...

Sounds like you are either off by one tooth or you have something loose somewhere. One tooth off on just one side will cause your exact symptoms, but not always throw a CEL. Next I would check...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   11-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By jgrote
Craigslist is probably your best bet for cheap. ...

Craigslist is probably your best bet for cheap. Nasioc is next, but only buy local from there. There are too many scammers out there. If you don't want to look at the light on your dash, you'll...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   11-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By jgrote
Timing belt and associated parts are due at 105k...

Timing belt and associated parts are due at 105k miles. If you just had it done, then something they replaced came apart. Could be anything from a broken tensioner bolt to a bad idler. As said...
Forum: Brakes   11-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By jgrote
I believe you're going to need the cables from a...

I believe you're going to need the cables from a 98-02 S model Forester or similar year Impreza. It sounds like your problem is only at the parking brake handle side of things, so if it were me I'd...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By jgrote
That is a one year only transmission. Goofy...

That is a one year only transmission. Goofy found out that 04 and 05 are not compatible. XT had a different trans than n/a Foresters in 04 too. You are stuck to just that.
Forum: Motor Conversions   11-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By jgrote
You'll need the x-member, maybe axles, a harness...

You'll need the x-member, maybe axles, a harness merge, and a tune. You may even need a different ECU. The JDM ECU is not going to make it run very well on our crap pump gas. Beyond that, it's...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By jgrote
Sounds like your dealer is treating you right. ...

Sounds like your dealer is treating you right. Here's hoping your sailing is smooth from here on out. Now get out and enjoy your Scooby.:biggrin:
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jgrote
That's a great place to start. I ended up...

That's a great place to start. I ended up replacing both of mine due to extreme cold, but I had different symptoms. NAPA sells a remann'ed unit for about $60, and it's made by A1-Cardone. It's a...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jgrote
Then yes, I'd start with an axle. After that,...

Then yes, I'd start with an axle. After that, it's probably going to be an internal problem in the transmission.
Forum: Brakes   11-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
  ('03-'05) Brake Question
Views: 254
Posted By jgrote
Replace the LF brake hose. They can break down...

Replace the LF brake hose. They can break down on the inside and cause fluid back-pressure. After that, you may be looking at a bad ABS pump. Make sure you bleed the pump. There are instructions...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By jgrote
Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, but isn't...

Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, but isn't using your engine as your parking brake a bad idea? Why not just set the parking brake? The oil usage is another issue though. It's why I never...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-15-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jgrote
It could still be a front axle, but I'm more...

It could still be a front axle, but I'm more concerned about the fact that it was running poorly BEFORE these problems. I'd be concerned that maybe something catastrophic went wrong in the engine. ...
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