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Forum: General Forum   Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By pleiad7
This isn't the first time they've done this... it...

This isn't the first time they've done this... it seems like every few years they do a major update to the site and mess up everyone's information.
Forum: Forester Shopping   Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By pleiad7
A little birdie at a dealership provided me with...

A little birdie at a dealership provided me with this info... :wink: I hope it helps everyone out.

2016 Forester prices: MSRP / Invoice
(both including dest&del)

GFA 2.5i - PZEV 6MT
MSRP:...
Forum: General Forum   Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By pleiad7
If only that were available in North America......

If only that were available in North America... it's a JDM model only.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By pleiad7
^^ This. In my neck of the woods (CA) an...

^^ This.

In my neck of the woods (CA) an independent Subaru shop would charge anywhere from $90-120/hr., dealer rates will be north of that.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By pleiad7
A lot of dealers have their own service schedule...

A lot of dealers have their own service schedule that adds items not deemed necessary by the manufacturer to extract extra $$$ from you. ALWAYS go by the manufacturer's schedule.
Forum: Forester Shopping   Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By pleiad7
Awesome, congrats! It sounds like you got all of...

Awesome, congrats! It sounds like you got all of your bases covered and a pretty good deal to boot. Don't worry about the heat shields pinging, it's normal and a lot of new owners seem to notice...
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By pleiad7
I'd steer clear of any '09 XTs, but that's just...

I'd steer clear of any '09 XTs, but that's just me...

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/subaru-issues-turbo-stop-sale-certain-08-09-models-31757/

Check the VINs carefully against the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
  ('09-'13) Lug bolt snapped help
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Posted By pleiad7
M12-1.25 is correct.

M12-1.25 is correct.
Forum: General Forum   06-28-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By pleiad7
Wow, that's a stroke of luck! Happened to my...

Wow, that's a stroke of luck! Happened to my hubby once with a well-loved pool cue he had sold years earlier, and he bought it back as well. Welcome back!
Forum: Utility and Protection   06-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
  ('06-'08) Kayak Carriers
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Posted By pleiad7
I think that very much depends on the type of...

I think that very much depends on the type of kayak. I've seen Foresters run around with 4 short sit-on top kayaks carried on their sides and secured against a kayak stacker type carrier. They were...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   06-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
  ('14+) Power outlet mod?
Views: 252
Posted By pleiad7
Look here:...

Look here: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/12-volt-outlets-conversion-150458/

This how-to may also be helpful, although it was written for the previous gen:...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By pleiad7
Here's the link to the other thread:...

Here's the link to the other thread: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/my-14-forester-xt-completely-unsafe-drive-subaru-does-nothing-488921/
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
  ('09-'13) Lug bolt snapped help
Views: 150
Posted By pleiad7
You can repace just the broken one. Dorman is a...

You can repace just the broken one. Dorman is a popular brand for OEM replacements, you can get them at many auto part store chains. Have a look at these threads for installatin pointers:
...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   06-26-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By pleiad7
Only MY04 STi struts are direct bolt-ons for the...

Only MY04 STi struts are direct bolt-ons for the SG Forester. MY05-07 have different bolt hole spacing in the front struts and require modification...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   06-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
  ('06-'08) Intake kits
Views: 169
Posted By pleiad7
Just wanted to add... CAI > short ram. At least...

Just wanted to add... CAI > short ram. At least with a CAI you'd be pulling in proper cold air from the fender. Unless the short ram intake has baffles that effectively close it off and separate it...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By pleiad7
It's normal, it's the transfer duty solenoid...

It's normal, it's the transfer duty solenoid you're hearing.

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f89/buzzing-noise-778/...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   06-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By pleiad7
From Daniel Stern's write-up on selective yellow...

From Daniel Stern's write-up on selective yellow light (http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/lights/light_color/light_color.html):
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-25-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,215
Posted By pleiad7
Thanks for the heads up, I've deleted it.

Thanks for the heads up, I've deleted it.
Forum: Offroad Fozzies   06-24-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By pleiad7
Great to see you back, hope things are looking up...

Great to see you back, hope things are looking up for you!
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   06-24-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
  ('06-'08) Intake kits
Views: 169
Posted By pleiad7
It likely won't hurt anything, but it won't help...

It likely won't hurt anything, but it won't help anything if you're not tuned for it either. It's good if you're mostly looking for the added intake noise, if that's worth $300+ to you.
Forum: Mountain Forum   06-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By pleiad7
Wow, $80/hour is a very reasonable rate! We pay...

Wow, $80/hour is a very reasonable rate! We pay far above that here in the Bay Area...
Forum: Mountain Forum   06-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By pleiad7
Thanks for the pointers. Performance shops are...

Thanks for the pointers. Performance shops are probably overkill for her, but I'll pass on the recommendations.

Anyone have experience with Metric Motors (http://www.automotiverepairloveland.com)...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By pleiad7
This is normal when you first turn on the engine....

This is normal when you first turn on the engine. The warning lights should go out after a few seconds, it's basically a self-test of the lights.
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By pleiad7
I think edmunds.com usually lists invoice prices,...

I think edmunds.com usually lists invoice prices, but they don't have the info up yet for the '16 Forester.
Forum: Mountain Forum   06-23-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By pleiad7
Good thinking, I've heard lots of good stuff...

Good thinking, I've heard lots of good stuff about them too. Seems to be about 30 miles from Loveland, but doable, at least for major service intervals.

Anyone got any pointers for a reputable...
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,335
Posted By pleiad7
+1 Marin Subaru or Hanlee's in Napa are...

+1

Marin Subaru or Hanlee's in Napa are pretty easy to work with.

cjkeller, I'm friends with the parts manager at Marin and can get you a contact in sales if needed.
Forum: General Forum   06-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By pleiad7
In that case, my vote would be for a complete...

In that case, my vote would be for a complete bushing refresh and/or struts. It's pretty amazing how much newer an older car can feel with either of those!
Forum: Suspension and Handling   06-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By pleiad7
I'd pass on the struts, personally... with 90k...

I'd pass on the struts, personally... with 90k miles on them they're likely over the hill. Start with some fresh WRX-specific KYB Excel (or AGX) struts and find some used lowering springs of your...
Forum: General Forum   06-23-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By pleiad7
I was going to post the same thing... :lol: Hate...

I was going to post the same thing... :lol: Hate to be Debbie Downer, but it makes more sense to put the $500 into a maintenance/repair fund on a 12-13 year old car. Head gaskets and timing belt...
Forum: Mountain Forum   06-23-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By pleiad7
Question Subaru shops near Loveland?

Colorado peeps, I need your help... one of my dearest friends in CO recently bought a Crosstrek - her first Subaru ever! However, she's notoriously bad at car maintenance and has been going to Jiffy...
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