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Forum: Europe   Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
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   Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
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: 8
Views: 151
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: 11
Views: 276
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: 12
Views: 275
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: 3
Views: 80
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: 310
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: 210
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: 88
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: 196
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: 132
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: 1,696
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: 305
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: 305
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: 163
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: 459
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: 305
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. ...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   11-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,816
Posted By jgrote
Mine was leaking when I bought it with 90 k...

Mine was leaking when I bought it with 90 k miles. I finally replaced them at 150k. It still was doing okay, but I felt it was time.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By jgrote
Your remote entry system (or alarm) has remote...

Your remote entry system (or alarm) has remote start, and he just happened to find the magic sequence of buttons to make it work. My last car had it (aftermarket) and I had to push the lock button 3...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   11-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By jgrote
A lot of times the store is not able to find it...

A lot of times the store is not able to find it by make/model. Once upon a time, parts stores had books, and a good parts guy could use them to find a part that would work. Unfortunately, those...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
  ('09-'13) Head Gasket
Views: 479
Posted By jgrote
Your warranty is still valid, even with a rebuilt...

Your warranty is still valid, even with a rebuilt title. If your car is over 3 years old from original date of purchase, your bumper-to-bumper warranty is out, but the powertrain warranty is still...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   11-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By jgrote
Ultimate Subaru Message Board...

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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   11-01-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By jgrote
If the problem appears to be in the transmission...

If the problem appears to be in the transmission again, hopefully they'll just stop messing around and replace the entire tranny. Otherwise, if it were mine, I'd hope they don't get it fixed so I...
Forum: Exterior and Body   10-28-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By jgrote
98-00 are the same hatch. 01-02 have a different...

98-00 are the same hatch. 01-02 have a different tail light setup.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   10-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By jgrote
I would replace that cap with a new Subaru one. ...

I would replace that cap with a new Subaru one. By the looks of the overflow, it's definitely leaking. Hopefully the steam you saw was just condensation in the exhaust. Might be time for a...
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