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  1. Interior and Electronics
    Hi guys, I just purchased my first car!! a good old 03" forester, and im doing up the sound system because its a 20 yr old stock system. ive purchased the head unit, speakers, dash cubby to put the head unit up top. But im struggling to find parts in general, but more specifically parts to...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    Good Afternoon, a quick Summary of the car. I own a 2005 FXT, when I purchased it the previous owner did some dirty things and pretty much screwed with the motor knowing nothing about Subaru's. The motor decided to not want its crankshaft connected anymore which resulted in complete destruction...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all! I'm new to the forum, looking for insight and suggestions for timing belt change on high mileage foz. Not so brief history on the car, I purchased it Dec 2011 with 159k miles on it . The previous owner had great maintenance records and I have tried to keep up his good work. Had the...
  4. Motor Conversions
    Hi all, I have an 03 Forester 2.5X with a 5-speed. The heads are going, it's got 167k on the clock, and there is no AC. There's an opportunity to buy a totaled 04 Forester 2.5XS auto with 12k miles on it. Not my first time pulling a motor but definitely the first time with a forester. What...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Bought a 09 Forester Premium X, non turbo, fixed a bunch of things and then it developed rod knock. Was advised it would cost over $6000 to fix so I bought a 2003 Forester 2.5XS to bide my time... ...the 2003 developed rod knock within 28 days of purchase so I had the 2009 fixed. LOL...
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