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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The fog light switch indicator bulb replacement...

The fog light switch indicator bulb replacement is pretty easy. Take a look at my write up here (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobby-s-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/index107.html#post1782233) in...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The fog light system is pretty simple, take a...

The fog light system is pretty simple, take a look at the wiring diagram below. :wink:

Bobby...

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/imagehosting/10504553c2fbac68e3.jpg

['07 FSXT MODding...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I've read where both fog light bulbs can be...

I've read where both fog light bulbs can be blown. It's also not unusual for the indicator bulbs in the switch to be blown. :icon_eek:

The head gasket repair sounds about right, especially if the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
To add to what Bruce posted above... from the '03...

To add to what Bruce posted above... from the '03 Owner's Manual.

Bobby...

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/imagehosting/10504553beae7adfbb.jpg

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

From what I've read, little or nothing is usually forthcoming from Subaru for head gasket repairs. Usually the dealership contacts Subaru before the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 204
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Alright, closure! :biggrin: Bobby... ...

Alright, closure! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   04-24-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 63,248
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The dealership window sticker for the '03...

The dealership window sticker for the '03 Forester says:
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City MPG = 21
Highway MPG = 27

You can view the dealership sticker that came on our '03 X here...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   04-24-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,754
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
This thread is for spark plugs, so this...

This thread is for spark plugs, so this discussion is getting off subject. :icon_eek:

Take a look at this thread: ...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Nice looking Forester, thanks for posting a picture. :cool:

You may want to start your own Member Journal...
Forum: Forester Shopping   04-24-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I suggest doing what pleiad7 advised you to do...

I suggest doing what pleiad7 advised you to do here (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f151/should-i-get-2009-forester-455690/#post4718777) on your other thread. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-24-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 204
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The same parts are used for vehicles sold in...

The same parts are used for vehicles sold in different countries, so there can be options that are not installed.

Perhaps that's for a rear fog light, which are common in some Countries?...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Take a look around to see if you can find an...

Take a look around to see if you can find an independent shop like this (http://appleautomotiveservice.com/Subaru_Head_Gasket_Facts.html) one. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-23-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 204
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I looked in the service manual & it doesn't show...

I looked in the service manual & it doesn't show a fog light indicator in the combination meter... instrument cluster. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 204
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The image below is from page 21 of the '03...

The image below is from page 21 of the '03 Owner's Manual. It shows all the "warning & indicator" lights. I don't see one for the fog lights? :confused:

Bobby...
...
Forum: Exterior and Body   04-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
  ('09-'13) broken bolt removal
Views: 130
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I've been there as well... :icon_eek: An...

I've been there as well... :icon_eek:

An extractor is hardened steel, so to drilling thru one won't be easy. You need to get a drill bit that's hardened.

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 204
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I have a couple questions: :confused: - By...

I have a couple questions: :confused:
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By dash light, do you mean the indicator light in the fog light switch?
Did the xenon kit require any rewiring?

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-22-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
  ('03-'05) Overheating?
Views: 157
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
The conditioner is suppose to go thru the entire...

The conditioner is suppose to go thru the entire block... especially to the head gaskets. :wink:

We have the Subaru recommended coolant conditioner in both our Forester, installed by our trusted...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   04-22-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I've seen Dragon gauges on eBay & they do look...

I've seen Dragon gauges on eBay & they do look nice. :cool:

Hard to believe the gauge didn't come with installation instructions? :confused:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Looks like MODding to me! :icon_eek: You...

Looks like MODding to me! :icon_eek:

You need to start your own Member Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/). :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I see jstawgn already gave you a link to my...

I see jstawgn already gave you a link to my Member Journal write ups. :biggrin:

There are links at the bottom to related posts. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   04-20-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,754
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
If you're still running the original front O2...

If you're still running the original front O2 sensor, it might be time for a new one. :confused:

The '03 comes stock with Denso O2 sensors. You can go with an aftermarket Denso, but make sure you...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   04-20-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,754
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Most members would recommend staying with what...

Most members would recommend staying with what comes on the Forester from the factory, NGK spark plugs. :wink:

Go here (http://ngksparkplugs.com/part_finder/car_truck_suv/default.asp) to find your...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-20-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
  ('03-'05) Overheating?
Views: 157
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
When you replace the coolant, use Subaru approved...

When you replace the coolant, use Subaru approved coolant + the Subaru recommended coolant conditioner. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 337,880
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Perhaps the donut gasket has shifted? :confused: ...

Perhaps the donut gasket has shifted? :confused:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding Journal...
Forum: Members' Journals   04-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,663
Views: 551,346
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Thanks for taking the time to look thru my Member...

Thanks for taking the time to look thru my Member Journal. :biggrin:

The stock spoiler... '03-'07 didn't come with the LED brake light. That come on the '08 FSXT spoiler. Take a look here...
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