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Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   03-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By Natedog
Good luck and please reply back with what they...

Good luck and please reply back with what they say about it.
Forum: General Forum   02-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 413,858
Posted By Natedog
Sawzall, hammer, vise grips, some sheet steel of...

Sawzall, hammer, vise grips, some sheet steel of appropriate thickness and mig or tig welder! :grin2:
Forum: General Forum   02-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,399
Views: 413,858
Posted By Natedog
Precisely, especially on the rear dome light gone...

Precisely, especially on the rear dome light gone mia and instead a right side light that gets blocked by cargo and tends to blind me while I'm digging for something in the rear hatch! They should...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
  ('14+) dual exhaust?
Views: 871
Posted By Natedog
Wow they are picky neighbors, I wish a couple of...

Wow they are picky neighbors, I wish a couple of my neighbors were that quiet...flowmasters on v8 and he goes to work a lot earlier than I do. :frown2: How was power and mpg between the two setups?
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Natedog
x2 x2, I prefer the single exhaust...

x2



x2, I prefer the single exhaust look and in general it should perform better power and mileage unless the engine has waaay more displacement than 2.5 liters lol. :grin2:



2015 does,...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
  ('14+) dual exhaust?
Views: 871
Posted By Natedog
Nice, but why did you go back to XT exhaust?

Nice, but why did you go back to XT exhaust?
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By Natedog
OK, yes different issue but could be related to...

OK, yes different issue but could be related to the lurch. I have now experienced the lurch while driving a little more aggressively and it is annoying but not terrible, but Subaru needs to address...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   02-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Natedog
x2, except that most dealers sub this out to...

x2, except that most dealers sub this out to another shop anyways. I was not impressed when Autonation Subaru did alignment on my 2010. I later paid again to have it done at independent shop and I...
Forum: The Relatives   02-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,730
Posted By Natedog
Agreed with both of you and that's why I bought...

Agreed with both of you and that's why I bought 2015 2.5i with alloy wheels, CVT, roof rails and that's it. Even this model came with bunch of electronic dash display gagets that I dont' need or...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,299
Posted By Natedog
My 2010 NA Forester was kinda pita to change...

My 2010 NA Forester was kinda pita to change engine air filter, but not too bad. My 2015 NA Forester looks like there is a good bitr more room to get the filter in and out, but I have not changed it...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,935
Posted By Natedog
THIS. EDIT: Unless you're parked on a hill as...

THIS. EDIT: Unless you're parked on a hill as GeoJosh said.

Any modern car with steering wheel lock will do this, the more the wheels are turned the more the caster in the front suspension and...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   02-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Natedog
OUch, that shouldn't happen, I'd be at the dealer...

OUch, that shouldn't happen, I'd be at the dealer straight away.



x2



Yes, if you can't get it fixed. I'd CA the piece in properly and after the CA cures back that area with some ShoeGoo...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By Natedog
Soon as I read your first post, I knew the bottom...

Soon as I read your first post, I knew the bottom end was toast, which you've now confirmed. Luckily you bought extended warranty, keep us updated and good luck.



x2

I can name many used...
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Natedog
Agreed, I'm not really a fan of Mazda and their...

Agreed, I'm not really a fan of Mazda and their quality has been rather spotty until lately...they have gotten much better but I still have more faith in Subaru.

EDIT: Friend's Mazda CX-9 just...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   02-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Natedog
Great info, thanks!

Great info, thanks!
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   02-10-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Natedog
Yes, and I'd buy factory wiring harness diagrams...

Yes, and I'd buy factory wiring harness diagrams for both vehicles. I've done similar before and it was a royal pita...worked flawlessly when I was done, but it was not fun. I also had to meet...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-10-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,299
Posted By Natedog
That's why I always make sure the estimated total...

That's why I always make sure the estimated total cost is on the work order that I sign and get a copy of BEFORE they touch my car. When they offer extra services, I ask how much does it cost?


...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   02-10-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Natedog
Very interesting, at a minimum that dealership...

Very interesting, at a minimum that dealership management staff and all who participated in this survey forgery should be fired.
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By Natedog
I"d go newer and less miles, so that is the 2008...

I"d go newer and less miles, so that is the 2008 and always budget for those unknown repairs. Well documented maintenance records on used car is a must.



Yes.



Yes, OP please READ links...
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Natedog
Also Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3.

Also Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3.
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Natedog
I was in a similar situation and replaced my...

I was in a similar situation and replaced my trusty old Ford Ranger 4x4 extracab with posi-traction, dual fuel tanks etc. with my 2010 Forester, one of the best things I've ever done! Do it, do it...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   02-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Natedog
Monday morning I went to local tire shop that had...

Monday morning I went to local tire shop that had done well on alignments for me. I had asked for four wheel alignment and when I picked it up, they said rear was good and only charged me for two...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   02-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Natedog
Very well stated, but I would say that nitrogen...

Very well stated, but I would say that nitrogen done the way most tires shops is still slightly better than just "air"...just not nearly as good as it could and should be.
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-10-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,787
Posted By Natedog
It does not need to contact the oil, just get...

It does not need to contact the oil, just get close due to the rpms and mass moving around.
Forum: Exterior and Body   02-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Natedog
x2 @OP, very nice mod and great write up! ...

x2

@OP, very nice mod and great write up! :smile2:
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,787
Posted By Natedog
Overfull oil is bad, it can allow the...

Overfull oil is bad, it can allow the crankshaft/rod assembly to whip the oil into a foam. This is bad for mileage and engine lubrication.
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,423
Posted By Natedog
Yes, to all the above. My 2010 NA AT Forester...

Yes, to all the above. My 2010 NA AT Forester did this even after the ECU reflash recall (this made it better, but not gone), I switched to 91 octane or above and that mostly took care of the last...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-10-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Natedog
x2 :smile2: Good luck JPMACG and post back with...

x2 :smile2: Good luck JPMACG and post back with results.
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-10-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By Natedog
I'll monitor more closely as to engine...

I'll monitor more closely as to engine temperature and the lurch. I don't think this would be intentional to protect anything.
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 286,587
Posted By Natedog
1) I'd buy now if you want/need the new car,...

1) I'd buy now if you want/need the new car, 0.9% is very good for Subaru imo.
2) Do the math and have them print out the actual dollars breakdown and final price.
3) Read the stickies on this...
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