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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Today, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Take a look at this...

Take a look at this (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/starter-vs-key-fob-281569/#post2953297) post & this thread...
Forum: Subaruforester Help Desk   Today, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Google forum search results.

When I do a search & there are multiple pages, the back button always puts me back on the first page, even if I'm looking at search results on page 2 or other pages? :confused:

This is annoying as...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Today, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
My first thought was a blown fuse in the engine...

My first thought was a blown fuse in the engine compartment fuse box... SB-1, SB-5 or SB-6, but you said you checked those. :confused:

Take a look at the attachments on my post here...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Spray around the threads with PB Blaster...

Spray around the threads with PB Blaster Penetrating Catalyst & let it sit as recommended. Use a 7/8" open end wrench to break it loose. Of the two O2 sensors, the rear is the easier of the two to...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
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: Subaruforester Help Desk   Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
In my opinion, when it was decided to remove the...

In my opinion, when it was decided to remove the iTrader ratings from appearing on the Public Profile, the usefulness of the iTrader feedback feature was greatly diminished. As the old saying goes,...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Congratulations on the Forester purchase. :cool:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
We've been running the $5 fix on my son's '03 X...

We've been running the $5 fix on my son's '03 X for years. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Assuming you're not having the any of the issues...

Assuming you're not having the any of the issues listed below, perhaps the http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f113/5-fix-42085/#post474490 will work for you. :wink:



Bobby...

['07 FSXT...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Perhaps this thread will help: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f66/obd-connector-port-98-forester-60159/#post665821 :confused:

Bobby...
...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-27-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
There are few head gasket failures in XT engines,...

There are few head gasket failures in XT engines, if that's an option for you. :confused:

Some members have gone over 100K miles without head gasket failures, but that not the norm. The Subaru...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-27-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but...

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but looking on cars101.com (http://www.cars101.com/forester.html), the 2014 non-turbo version is referred to as the 2.5i. Prior to 2014, the non-turbo...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Assuming you have auto insurance, ask your agent...

Assuming you have auto insurance, ask your agent if you'd be covered. I was covered when I purchased my '07 FSXT in Washington & drove it back to Oregon. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-26-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Nice color! Red is my other favorite Subaru...

Nice color! Red is my other favorite Subaru color! :cool:

If you decide to fix those dents & scratches, I'm going to say it would cost $3K+ to have the repairs done by a body shop. :confused:
...
Forum: Subaruforester Help Desk   03-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I've had talking ads start up, many times, when...

I've had talking ads start up, many times, when I'm not signed in. As a premium member, I only get one small supporting vendor ad below the menu bar & it doesn't talk! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin: ...

Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Unfortunately, failing head gaskets are common on high mileage nonturbo engines. Normally an '03 will have an external leak, but if you're getting...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-26-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Yes, if you know what to look for. :wink: ...

Yes, if you know what to look for. :wink:

That's a NY vehicle, so you need to see if the undercarriage is rusted out. :confused:

If it was me, I'd pay a shop to do a prepurchase inspection. ...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I see this is your first forum post, so welcome...

I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Most members here on the forum will say no documented proof of maintenance = never done & needs to be done ASAP!...
Forum: Pacific Forum   03-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Welcome to the forum from another Oregon member!...

Welcome to the forum from another Oregon member! :biggrin:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/bobbys-wrb-07-fsxt-55893/#post620926)] ['03 X MODding...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-26-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
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: Engine Management, Tuning and Datalogging   03-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
  ('03-'05) Noob needing advice
Views: 108
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I agree... all the routine maintenance needs to...

I agree... all the routine maintenance needs to be up to date & the engine needs to be running properly before any power MODs! :icon_eek:

As to a COBB Accessport. My '07 FSXT didn't like any of...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I hear you! That's why I have a "stuff to...

I hear you! That's why I have a "stuff to remember" document! :icon_eek:

It may be different in Europe, but this is what we have here in the States:
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Forester USDM 98-99 MAF
2000-2004 NA...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
We thought about installing aftermarket headers...

We thought about installing aftermarket headers on my son's '03 X when we installed the AVO Turbo kit, but we decided to say with the factory headers. :icon_eek:

I'd leave the stock headers for...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-26-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Members have had exhaust droning when the...

Members have had exhaust droning when the resonator is removed. If you don't have that, you're good! :cool:
Keep in mind if you open up the exhaust too much on a nonturbo, you will lose low end...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
  Helo
Views: 72
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)   03-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
Make sure there are no exhaust leaks near the...

Make sure there are no exhaust leaks near the front O2 sensor... only takes a pin hole. :icon_eek:

If the front O2 sensor hasn't been replaced, that might be a good place to start. I'd recommend...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   03-25-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By 2.5x_sleeper
I see this is your first forum post, so welcome...

I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon!

It sounds like your routine maintenance is up to date.

Decreased gas mileage could be a failing front O2 sensor, which...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
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: New Member Introductions   03-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
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: New Member Introductions   03-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
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...
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