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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I have a full tank of 2 year old gasoline in our 2002 Forester that I'm planning on draining. My thought is to hot wire the pump and use the pump to suck it all out and I'll catch it just before the filter and pump it into a container. Am I missing anything? I've heard others remove the pump...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Greetings. 2002 non turbo Forester. I bought the OEM Subaru MLS gaskets to install on my non turbo EJ25. Heads are machined and surfaces are nice and clean. I'm using new OEM head bolts. I've have searched articles, forums, YouTube videos and I can't find anything consistent when it comes...
  3. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I was trying to remove the screws on the back of the oil pump and two of them stripped out. No big deal, I'll just order a new pump. There is a 9 stamped on the front of the pump near the crankshaft position sensor. I assume from reading here that that represents 9mm? The car has 150K miles...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello. Quick question. I've got a 2002 Forester EJ25 that I am replacing the head gaskets in. My specific question is regarding the camshaft plugs on the rear of the heads. I can't find much info regarding R&R for those. Are they like a freeze plug in that they are a metal to metal fit? Do...
  5. Exterior and Body
    Hi I want to replace my current 2002 Forester XS bonnet with an 2001 XT bonnet. Would the XT one fit in the XS one or it would not? Just want to make sure it fits on mine. Thank you
  6. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Where can I purchase a complete OEM gasket kit for my non turbo EJ25? I see some listed here and there but they usually have the old non MLS head gaskets in the kit. So I'd appreciate any leads. Also do I really need to machine the cylinder heads if it has never been overheated? I've done a...
  7. Motor Conversions
    Hey y'all I'm new to the subaru world and thus far I am overly impressed with my 02 forester for its versatility and dependability. Love that its AWD with the option for just FWD. I've already sunk a bunch of free time into customizing the exterior and interior. I also have made some mods to the...
  8. Motor Conversions
    Hello Forester Fam- I did it, again. I destroyed a vehicle. My sensors weren't working so when i ran out of oil, the temp gauges looked fine and everything seemed ok until loss of power going up the mountain in Colorado. I have some friends that are going to help me do an engine swap. Now i...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Total Noob here. Got a 2002 Forester from my buddy who got it as a quick flip that he never got around to. Motor has been out for about 2 years because it needed a new clutch(the thing he never got around to).Me and a buddy who is familiar with Subarus got the motor over to my house and took the...
  10. Engine and Exhaust
    Hi everyone, i might sound like a noob but I have a 02 NA forester and I'm looking for a catback exhaust system. I have UEL headers stock size so just need an affordable header back system or cat back. Any brands or sites I can buy an affordable system?
  11. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2002 Forester MT and the clutch has been feeling weird. I noticed over the summer after driving for 30+ minutes the clutch pedal's feel changed dramatically. Normally the clutch pedal would feel consistent all the way and bite in the normal spot, about halfway letting the pedal out...
  12. Members' Journals
    Hey everyone, so I am looking for any and all opinions on the most badass engine to swap into my 2002 Subaru Forester S. When I say badass I mean the engine that is going to give me most horsepower, the most torque, it's the most boost with the turbo, etc. Mind you, I also plan on doing a six...
  13. Motor Conversions
    Have a 98 forester and a 2002 donor forester with good running motor. My question is if I was to pull the the motor from my 02 would I be able to swap into my 98? I know ecu would probably be an issue. I know my 98 runs an old ignition system and a mass air sensor where the 02 is somewhat...
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