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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-05-2015, 06:39 PM
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Posted By forester06x
Pickup tube seals? Oil pump clearances? ...

Pickup tube seals? Oil pump clearances? Pressure gauge installed correctly?
Forum: Members' Journals   07-05-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 891
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Posted By forester06x
Well, my starter solenoid is on its way out. My...

Well, my starter solenoid is on its way out. My starter presents with engagement but not turning over. Turn key, hear fuel pump priming and three relay clicks, then turn to start and *click* the...
Forum: Members' Journals   06-16-2015, 09:26 PM
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  ('03-'05) my 600whp forester
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Posted By forester06x
I want videos of this thing destroying some egos.

I want videos of this thing destroying some egos.
Forum: Members' Journals   06-10-2015, 08:25 PM
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Views: 106,784
Posted By forester06x
I'm working at a medical clinic for the next year...

I'm working at a medical clinic for the next year while I'm still following the mechanical engineering curriculum at school, so I'll have to make the choice in about a year. Thanks for the...
Forum: Members' Journals   06-10-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By forester06x
Posted back in 2012: ...

Posted back in 2012:





:biggrin::biggrin:


On another note, I finally moved my air filter. I had it at the back of the engine compartment sitting right above the second cat...
Forum: Members' Journals   06-09-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By forester06x
I'm back in Memphis. I'm considering a switch to...

I'm back in Memphis. I'm considering a switch to a pre-med path instead of engineering. I hate math. :lol:
Forum: Members' Journals   05-31-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 543
  ('03-'05) my 600whp forester
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Posted By forester06x
But...that's the sound of power!

But...that's the sound of power!
Forum: Members' Journals   05-29-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By forester06x
I decided to splurge on a Primitive Racing skid...

I decided to splurge on a Primitive Racing skid plate, in "street" thickness of 1/8" aluminum. The install was simple and quick. I haven't noticed much of an increase in underhood temperatures, and...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   05-28-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
  ('03-'05) What will fail first?
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Posted By forester06x
Take the keys away from her and let her buy her...

Take the keys away from her and let her buy her own car with her own money. There's a reason I'm the only person allowed to drive my car.
Forum: Member Gallery   05-28-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By forester06x
Nice snag. Everyone who charges a cent...

Nice snag.


Everyone who charges a cent over $6K for a beat, 100K+ mileage '04-'05 XT should take lessons from the Professor.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-28-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By forester06x
It's the head gaskets. 207K is a long time for...

It's the head gaskets. 207K is a long time for NA Subaru head gaskets to last, consider yourself lucky.
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   05-28-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,793
Posted By forester06x
The NA Forester is already a painfully weak...

The NA Forester is already a painfully weak barge. :lol:
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-25-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By forester06x
When in doubt, OEM.

When in doubt, OEM.
Forum: Members' Journals   05-22-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 543
  ('03-'05) my 600whp forester
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Posted By forester06x
Should be good watchin this thing doing rolling...

Should be good watchin this thing doing rolling burnouts in third gear
Forum: Members' Journals   05-19-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 543
  ('03-'05) my 600whp forester
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Posted By forester06x
Looks sick. Is the hood going to clear that...

Looks sick. Is the hood going to clear that charge pipe? I can't tell if it's attached or just placed loosely in the engine bay.
Forum: Miscellaneous For Sale   05-19-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,656
Posted By forester06x
I sent money but am not on the order list on the...

I sent money but am not on the order list on the first page. Also wondering when the shirts will be sent out.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-19-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By forester06x
If it held any pressure, you might just have a...

If it held any pressure, you might just have a cracked valve. Bad timing is essentially why engines are destroyed when timing components break. The pistons smack valves.
Forum: Members' Journals   05-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 106,784
Posted By forester06x
I think those are the motor itself.

I think those are the motor itself.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By forester06x
They run up to the fuel pump area, which is...

They run up to the fuel pump area, which is actually under the cargo flooring near the passenger side rear seatback.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-16-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By forester06x
I have a 4EAT starter for cheap if you want it. ...

I have a 4EAT starter for cheap if you want it. Pinion gear looks good and the case is clean.

That does sound like the pinion gear attempting to engage and then just grinding against the...
Forum: Members' Journals   05-15-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,328
Views: 159,081
Posted By forester06x
That's brutal :lol:

That's brutal :lol:
Forum: Members' Journals   05-15-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 106,784
Posted By forester06x
I had never considered using the Millenia's...

I had never considered using the Millenia's supercharger. You bring up a lot of interesting points...yes, twin screw blowers are much more efficient than roots blowers. I did not plan to modify the...
Forum: Members' Journals   05-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 543
  ('03-'05) my 600whp forester
Views: 53,070
Posted By forester06x
Oh god. Truth.

Oh god. Truth.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 89
  ('03-'05) N/A build!
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Posted By forester06x
All bark and no bite for this one. I mean come...

All bark and no bite for this one. I mean come on, planning a 12:1 build and didn't know what variable valve timing is? Go forced induction, kids.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-15-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,342
Posted By forester06x
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Suspension and Handling   05-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By forester06x
Choppy? Did you get an alignment?

Choppy? Did you get an alignment?
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
  ('98-'00) engine performance
Views: 193
Posted By forester06x
You need major modifications to make any...

You need major modifications to make any noticeable improvement in performance. Delta cam regrinds will give you a little kick in the pants, but if you need more than that you're going to have to go...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-11-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,342
Posted By forester06x
It's mainly the preparation you do to the heads...

It's mainly the preparation you do to the heads and the block, not the gaskets themselves. The MLS gaskets are superior, but that doesn't make much of a difference if the block is warped from...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   05-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By forester06x
All of this, except I always change the water...

All of this, except I always change the water pump at the timing belt service interval. Even so, most of them still feel solid, as in, "I can go 50K more miles easily" solid.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By forester06x
Rattling means there definitely was some...

Rattling means there definitely was some piston-on-valve action.
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