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Forum: Towing and Hauling   08-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,294
Posted By Natedog
Great thread and excellent points, I did not know...

Great thread and excellent points, I did not know this is how the OEM hitch mounts, pretty good idea imo but has pros and cons. I'm looking for a 2" hitch for bike rack and occasional trailer...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-13-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Natedog
It has the how to remove the center console with...

It has the how to remove the center console with knobs and cables...maybe not best link... :)



X2, but on my 2010 they became bound up and the climate control knobs became difficult to turn...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Natedog
See The last thread on seatbelt chimes!!! post...

See The last thread on seatbelt chimes!!! post #209 (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=209) that I quoted userid mk2ja:...
Forum: General Forum   08-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 469,224
Posted By Natedog
My 2015 Forester, the lame almost useless rear...

My 2015 Forester, the lame almost useless rear cargo area light on the right side...seriously??? It should be up above the cargo area and brighter like it was in my 2010!!!!!!!!!!! Base model...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 127,215
Posted By Natedog
x2 Thanks for the pic, wow that's...

x2



Thanks for the pic, wow that's tight fit.



Yes, take it to the dealer lol.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-14-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 127,215
Posted By Natedog
x2 with my 2015 Forester with manual climate...

x2 with my 2015 Forester with manual climate control. My 2010 Forester with manual climate control heater warmed up much faster and put out a lot of heat on high temp setting.



Good idea on...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   05-14-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 46,069
Posted By Natedog
My 2015 NA Forester does this at 20-25 mph light...

My 2015 NA Forester does this at 20-25 mph light throttle, seems like hot or cold. I'll have to pay more attention to engine temp when it does this. If I try to cruise along on surface streets with...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust   05-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By Natedog
@OP thanks for heads up, there are way too many...

@OP thanks for heads up, there are way too many bogus items coming from China. :/
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   05-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By Natedog
Thanks for info. :) Yes, trust but...

Thanks for info. :)



Yes, trust but verify. Some shady auto dealers around unfortunatley.



Yes.
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   05-14-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 388,208
Posted By Natedog
At 600 miles my 2015 Forester NA FB25 showed...

At 600 miles my 2015 Forester NA FB25 showed about 3/8" above full on one side of dispstick and 1/4" above full on the other side. I now have 3650 miles on it and will check again. So apparenty...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   03-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Natedog
Good luck and please reply back with what they...

Good luck and please reply back with what they say about it.
Forum: General Forum   02-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 469,224
Posted By Natedog
Sawzall, hammer, vise grips, some sheet steel of...

Sawzall, hammer, vise grips, some sheet steel of appropriate thickness and mig or tig welder! :grin2:
Forum: General Forum   02-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,591
Views: 469,224
Posted By Natedog
Precisely, especially on the rear dome light gone...

Precisely, especially on the rear dome light gone mia and instead a right side light that gets blocked by cargo and tends to blind me while I'm digging for something in the rear hatch! They should...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
  ('14+) dual exhaust?
Views: 1,440
Posted By Natedog
Wow they are picky neighbors, I wish a couple of...

Wow they are picky neighbors, I wish a couple of my neighbors were that quiet...flowmasters on v8 and he goes to work a lot earlier than I do. :frown2: How was power and mpg between the two setups?
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Natedog
x2 x2, I prefer the single exhaust...

x2



x2, I prefer the single exhaust look and in general it should perform better power and mileage unless the engine has waaay more displacement than 2.5 liters lol. :grin2:



2015 does,...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
  ('14+) dual exhaust?
Views: 1,440
Posted By Natedog
Nice, but why did you go back to XT exhaust?

Nice, but why did you go back to XT exhaust?
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   02-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Natedog
OK, yes different issue but could be related to...

OK, yes different issue but could be related to the lurch. I have now experienced the lurch while driving a little more aggressively and it is annoying but not terrible, but Subaru needs to address...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   02-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Natedog
x2, except that most dealers sub this out to...

x2, except that most dealers sub this out to another shop anyways. I was not impressed when Autonation Subaru did alignment on my 2010. I later paid again to have it done at independent shop and I...
Forum: The Relatives   02-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,204
Posted By Natedog
Agreed with both of you and that's why I bought...

Agreed with both of you and that's why I bought 2015 2.5i with alloy wheels, CVT, roof rails and that's it. Even this model came with bunch of electronic dash display gagets that I dont' need or...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,258
Posted By Natedog
My 2010 NA Forester was kinda pita to change...

My 2010 NA Forester was kinda pita to change engine air filter, but not too bad. My 2015 NA Forester looks like there is a good bitr more room to get the filter in and out, but I have not changed it...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,972
Posted By Natedog
THIS. EDIT: Unless you're parked on a hill as...

THIS. EDIT: Unless you're parked on a hill as GeoJosh said.

Any modern car with steering wheel lock will do this, the more the wheels are turned the more the caster in the front suspension and...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   02-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Natedog
OUch, that shouldn't happen, I'd be at the dealer...

OUch, that shouldn't happen, I'd be at the dealer straight away.



x2



Yes, if you can't get it fixed. I'd CA the piece in properly and after the CA cures back that area with some ShoeGoo...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
Posted By Natedog
Soon as I read your first post, I knew the bottom...

Soon as I read your first post, I knew the bottom end was toast, which you've now confirmed. Luckily you bought extended warranty, keep us updated and good luck.



x2

I can name many used...
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Natedog
Agreed, I'm not really a fan of Mazda and their...

Agreed, I'm not really a fan of Mazda and their quality has been rather spotty until lately...they have gotten much better but I still have more faith in Subaru.

EDIT: Friend's Mazda CX-9 just...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   02-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Natedog
Great info, thanks!

Great info, thanks!
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   02-10-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Natedog
Yes, and I'd buy factory wiring harness diagrams...

Yes, and I'd buy factory wiring harness diagrams for both vehicles. I've done similar before and it was a royal pita...worked flawlessly when I was done, but it was not fun. I also had to meet...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-10-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,258
Posted By Natedog
That's why I always make sure the estimated total...

That's why I always make sure the estimated total cost is on the work order that I sign and get a copy of BEFORE they touch my car. When they offer extra services, I ask how much does it cost?


...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   02-10-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Natedog
Very interesting, at a minimum that dealership...

Very interesting, at a minimum that dealership management staff and all who participated in this survey forgery should be fired.
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By Natedog
I"d go newer and less miles, so that is the 2008...

I"d go newer and less miles, so that is the 2008 and always budget for those unknown repairs. Well documented maintenance records on used car is a must.



Yes.



Yes, OP please READ links...
Forum: Forester Shopping   02-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Natedog
Also Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3.

Also Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3.
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