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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-07-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,567
Posted By Natedog
My 2015 Forester has been having intermittent...

My 2015 Forester has been having intermittent odors of coolant around the front of the grill area and right front fender for months now, especially when the engine is up to operating temperature. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-07-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Natedog
Please copy/paste the info from the blog here so...

Please copy/paste the info from the blog here so that we can help you and any subsequent people with this problem better.



This sounds plausible to me.

@OP, Updates please.
Forum: Exterior and Body   07-07-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,739
Posted By Natedog
All stick on, my 2010 and 2015. Did my 2010...

All stick on, my 2010 and 2015. Did my 2010 partial rear de-badge as soon as I got it, looks much cleaner, easier to wash and wax. I used dental floss (no heat) and gently saw them off through the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-07-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Natedog
X2, fortunately we have a good independent local...

X2, fortunately we have a good independent local Subaru specific shop and my dealer has been pretty good although not great. They can all be dense in the head sometimes and you have to keep an eye...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-07-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
  ('09-'13) Vacuum issue
Views: 152
Posted By Natedog
Sounds like a vacuum/boost leak and/or bad...

Sounds like a vacuum/boost leak and/or bad sensor, sorry I can't be more specific. Carefully spray around intake/boost pressure areas immediately after initial cold start (engine not warmed up yet)...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-09-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 130,237
Posted By Natedog
I like to fix things once, so I just did my 2015...

I like to fix things once, so I just did my 2015 Forester the same way I did my 2010. Removed center console with the three climate control knobs, this pries out starting at the top using a plastic...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-08-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 166,112
Posted By Natedog
I was hoping somebody might know and post up...

I was hoping somebody might know and post up here...oh well I will definitely ask at my next service.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-29-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Natedog
X2, optimally for device battery life and a good...

X2, optimally for device battery life and a good deep full charge, the lower amp charge rate is better and is usually what most home chargers are set to. Car chargers are usually quick charges and...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   04-29-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By Natedog
Awesome, hope SOA really pays attention and does...

Awesome, hope SOA really pays attention and does what we want! I deleted the items in your quote above, so....what I didn't delete is what I'd like to see! Starting with improved approach/departure...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-29-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Natedog
Looks like turning over without much compression,...

Looks like turning over without much compression, which a broken or jumped timing belt could do. Noise sounds like timing belt teeth getting chewed off. Cellphone video and sound were really quite...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   04-29-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Natedog
The best tires in all categories for me...

The best tires in all categories for me (including quiet and smooth) are Michellin...find the size and proper rated for your car. :)
Bridgestone is a distant second.
Continental, Goodyear and...
Forum: Mann Engineering   04-29-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Natedog
Nice spring project, good to select tester from...

Nice spring project, good to select tester from our forum and looking forward to updates as miles on and off road are put on them. :)
Forum: Member Gallery   04-29-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,477
Views: 1,715,575
Posted By Natedog
x2.................. :)

x2.................. :)
Forum: Members' Journals   04-27-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 260
  ('09-'13) GTEASER's 2009 XTeaser
Views: 9,631
Posted By Natedog
That's freaking awesome, I hated that the whole...

That's freaking awesome, I hated that the whole dash was not red in my 2010! Good job! I thought about trying to pull the needles off and swap faceplate, but it seemed like might break something or...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-27-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 166,112
Posted By Natedog
That's great news, faster engine warm-up would be...

That's great news, faster engine warm-up would be nice and even in Northern California my heater is slow to get warm and weak compared to my 2010 or any other vehicle I've owned. My 2015 Forester...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-27-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 130,237
Posted By Natedog
I haven't got time to tear into my 2016 dash yet...

I haven't got time to tear into my 2016 dash yet and physically remove the buzzer and AC auto defrost dealio...has anybody else? I did this on my 2010 and it was pure bliss all the time, door open,...
Forum: General Forum   04-27-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,928
Views: 567,279
Posted By Natedog
The stupid rear cargo light located slightly...

The stupid rear cargo light located slightly below mid-panel that is dim and barely casts any light on anything especially when you have any cargo in the rear. :( Cargo light should always shine...
Forum: Towing and Hauling   08-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,321
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: 356
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: 356
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: 3,928
Views: 567,279
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: 1,476
Views: 166,112
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: 1,476
Views: 166,112
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: 285
Views: 66,460
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: 1,993
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: 2,312
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: 879
Views: 413,615
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: 4,007
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: 3,928
Views: 567,279
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: 3,928
Views: 567,279
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...
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