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Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By pleiad7
Sounds like a typical Subaru to me, especially...

Sounds like a typical Subaru to me, especially one of older vintage. Boxer shake is common, and the driveline/rear diff tends to bang around with spirited shifting. I think the best you can do to...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   02-08-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By pleiad7
That's the case with most all automotive...

That's the case with most all automotive "leather" items these days, unless you're dealing with the luxury market segment.

http://www.thehogring.com/2014/04/02/read-the-fine-print-its-not-leather/...
Forum: Exterior and Body   02-07-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By pleiad7
Not just holes, but it would generally look...

Not just holes, but it would generally look unfinished. This will give you an idea of what the sheet metal looks like underneath:
...
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-05-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,672
Posted By pleiad7
Cosmoline, I think.

Cosmoline, I think.
Forum: General Forum   02-05-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pleiad7
Best of luck in your automotive endeavors... at...

Best of luck in your automotive endeavors... at least the XT is going to a good home!
Forum: Forum Help Desk   02-03-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By pleiad7
Are you trying to post in the classifieds? There...

Are you trying to post in the classifieds? There is a 15 day waiting period for new members. Other areas of the forum should be fine, though.
Forum: Vehicles For Sale   02-03-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By pleiad7
I guess you didn't read:...

I guess you didn't read: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f93/please-read-before-posting-forum-117775/
Forum: The Relatives   02-03-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By pleiad7
Haha, didn't see it because i first posted in the...

Haha, didn't see it because i first posted in the News & Rumors forum, then moved the thread here blindly. :wink: Thanks for merging.
Forum: The Relatives   02-03-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By pleiad7
So long, Scion

Scion is dead, Toyota stuck a fork in it. The rumors were flying last night, but as of this morning it is official:

Scion Brand to Transition to Toyota | Scion...
Forum: General Forum   02-03-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,738
Posted By pleiad7
Wow, that took a long time! Sometimes stuff gets...

Wow, that took a long time! Sometimes stuff gets hung up in customs, though.
Forum: The Relatives   02-01-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 302
Posted By pleiad7
Do eeeet... most all VF39s have the wastegate...

Do eeeet... most all VF39s have the wastegate crack; it's been shown that it doesn't affect their functionality. Mine is going on 106k miles since it was installed and is still going strong - it has...
Forum: Parts For Sale   01-30-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By pleiad7
Price drop... $55 shipped

Price drop... $55 shipped
Forum: Off-Topic   01-29-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By pleiad7
I hope they didn't get hacked again. :furious: ...

I hope they didn't get hacked again. :furious: I've got a good amount of older photos basically archived there.

FWIW, they shuffled some executive positions...
Forum: Parts For Sale   01-28-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By pleiad7
Impreza/XV Crosstrek Cargo Cover

Retractable black cargo cover - fits '08-'16 Impreza wagon (including OBS and '08-'14 WRX/STI wagons) and '13-'16 XV Crosstrek. Works perfectly, no stains or rips, has a shallow scratch on the...
Forum: The Relatives   01-27-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 302
Posted By pleiad7
Do yourself a favor and go larger on the turbo...

Do yourself a favor and go larger on the turbo (VF39/43/48) and TMIC. The TD04 is your limiting factor at this point. You can turn the boost up, but it just turns into a hot hairdryer at some...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   01-26-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By pleiad7
Max boost should be somewhere around 11 psi with...

Max boost should be somewhere around 11 psi with the stock setup, IIRC.
Forum: Parts For Sale   01-26-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By pleiad7
Please no selling on behalf of a dealership. As...

Please no selling on behalf of a dealership. As per our classifieds rules (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f65/buying-selling-subaruforester-org-please-read-117685/):
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-25-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By pleiad7
I recently had a similar problem with one of my...

I recently had a similar problem with one of my tires... it had a slow leak and lost about 5-6 psi per week. There was no obvious puncture, so I took it to my local tire shop to have it looked at. ...
Forum: EE20 - 2.0L Diesel   01-25-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By pleiad7
Service manuals are copyrighted materials. ...

Service manuals are copyrighted materials. Quoted from our forum rules (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f62/announcements.html):
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   01-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By pleiad7
That's how the 4EAT operates in the cold......

That's how the 4EAT operates in the cold... consider it normal behavior. ;)

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f89/hard-shifts-4eat-cold-11153/
Forum: Vehicles For Sale   01-24-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By pleiad7
I've removed the "feeler" part from your thread...

I've removed the "feeler" part from your thread title (we don't do "feelers" here as per our classifieds rules (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f93/please-read-before-posting-forum-117775/))....
Forum: Suspension and Handling   01-24-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pleiad7
Are you looking to buy the parts new or used? ...

Are you looking to buy the parts new or used? Look for 02-07 WRX struts and matching springs. If used, they can be had on ebay, Craigslist, forum classifieds (if not here, then on NASIOC, i-club,...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   01-24-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By pleiad7
Agree 100% with the above. This should be an...

Agree 100% with the above. This should be an insurance claim covered under collision coverage, and the car should be taken to a body shop, not the dealership.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-24-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By pleiad7
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Suspension and Handling   01-24-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pleiad7
In a nutshell, any GD Impreza suspension (except...

In a nutshell, any GD Impreza suspension (except 05+ STI) will bolt up.

From the http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f70/sf5-ultimate-all-around-low-suspension-11160/ thread:
Forum: Interior and Electronics   01-23-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
  ('09-'13) Automatic Shift Knob
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Posted By pleiad7
Yup, twists off. Lefty loosey, righty tighty....

Yup, twists off. Lefty loosey, righty tighty. :wink:
Forum: General Forum   01-23-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By pleiad7
You can download dirtectly from Subaru's STIS:...

You can download dirtectly from Subaru's STIS: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/how-service-manual-stis-3-day-subscription-34-95-a-271290/
Forum: Utility and Protection   01-23-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By pleiad7
Looks great! Just curious, where did you have...

Looks great! Just curious, where did you have the anodizing done?
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-23-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By pleiad7
^^This. The hourly labor rate at the average Bay...

^^This. The hourly labor rate at the average Bay Area dealership is easily $125+, and they're usually inclined to round up a partial hour to the full amount.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   01-22-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By pleiad7
^^That's nuts for a car with 6k miles. Where in...

^^That's nuts for a car with 6k miles. Where in the Bay Area are you? There are so many good indie shops around here that won't make you grab your ankles every time you go in for service.
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