Subaru Forester Owners Forum banner

Recent content by shaneblob

  1. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Changed the head gaskets to a MLS style, and did the clutch, water pump, timing belt all while I had the engine out and now she runs beautifully! Only thing is when I start it for the first time every day it idles around 1000-1500 rpm. After about 5 minutes of driving it goes back to idling...
  2. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Its the least I can do. In other news yesterday after an hour drive she started getting hot.. Pulled over and noticed bubbling in the coolant overflow. I'm tipping the head gaskets gone now ...:furious:
  3. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    After getting messed around on ebay trying to buy a new IAC valve I went to a wreckers and only managed to find one off an Impreza (I think) part number was A33-661 R02 where as I needed A33-662 R03. Looks identical except for the blue part number. Mounted it and ran the car. Discod the battery...
  4. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Haven't tried upper engine cleaner yet. Started going through that list the other day to see if anything looked super clogged up. Found the idle control valve to be quite carbony so I have that a good clean. My old man suggested that we plug it in with it not bolted onto the car to see if it...
  5. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Yeh just checked it this morning. Battery is at 12.6V. And the car still starts fine it just doesn't idle (have to keep foot on throttle a little bit). And I doubt the fuel has gone bad. Also I took it for a test drive the other day I put half a tank of fuel in it. Any other ideas?
  6. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Bobby: Thats the procedure I was refering to in my post. Once I've waited the 10-15 seconds and go to start the car, it cranks over fine but it doesnt start and run unless I continually give it some throttle. Miker: interesting.. I haven't had the check engine light stay on.
  7. ('03-'05) 2004 Forester X won't idle after sitting for 3 months - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hey dudes, so I've been out of the country for 3 months. My dad said he was going to occasionally run my foz while I was away just to keep the battery charged and the fluids moving. Got home and the battery was flat, so I charged it then tried to start it. For the most part it started fine if I...
  8. ('03-'05) WRX exhaust on my 2004 Forester??

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Thanks man! I'm not too keen on spending lots of money on an exhaust system. I've heard a NA EJ25 with stock headers and a better flowing pipe and it sounds good enough for me :]
Top