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  1. Motor Conversions
    Long story short, I own an automatic 2009 Forester X with no motor... Still have the intake, harness, and other top stuff. I was wondering if there was a turbo'd Subaru engine that would make for an easy fit? I've done 2 EJ25 direct swaps on 98 legacy's so I feel like I'm somewhat capable, but...
  2. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Dose any one know were i could buy a (Subaru Sport Mesh Grille) for an 2009-13 Forester ive been looking but i live in Aus and international shiping cost to much does any one know were to get one in AU with out paying $200+ just to get it here im dying to get one thanks for any help i can get...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! I'm excited to have found my way over to the forum, I've had my '09 FXT (in Newport Blue Pearl) for around 3 months now. It was purchased by my father, he then passed away and I inherited the car. It was acquired in a stock XT configuration, 4-spd auto, with about 170k mi on it. Since...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi All. I have read oil level issues on this site but unfortunately none of them addresses my concern and I was confused. After I bought this car, trying to regularly check the oil level (on a level ground, properly, multiple time, as a common sense, 10 minutes after parking). Most of the...
  5. Interior and Electronics
    I haves searched high and low. Only found one thread regarding this and it shows different connection points than I have. So I hope this helps someone and sorry if this is duplicate info. My rear seat cushion has a flip out beverage holder in the middle. Under that holder when you flip it...
  6. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    TLDNR - Slight rubbing on front. Don't buy. Get the slightly smaller and pricier 225/60/r17. I couldn't find any good definitive answers on tyre sizes in all terrains for the SH around this site. I'de usually be that guy that figures it out and doesn't actually go back and ad my own post to...
  7. Interior and Electronics
    I purchased my Forester which had one key remote working and the other not. After a period it became obvious that the "good" remote required a new battery. As a test run, I opened up the non-working remote, checked the battery type and also noticed the +ve connector to the battery was lose...
  8. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi there,I bought a 2009 FXT that someone had put a bigger turbo in without tuning it. Therefore I continue to over boost when ever I step on it. Everything I have read and the shops I have talked to say that I either have to buy an access port and tune the subie or put a stock turbo in. I...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I have a 2009 2.5x auto forester with 170k miles. A week ago I got a p0028 code for the bank on the left side. Fixed the oil level then the code went away. But now reaptedly I am getting a P0303 code for cylinder 3 misfiring. So far I have changed the coil pack, spark plug, and spark plug wires...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I recently bought an 09 Forester xt with a problem..Whenever I put the pedal down the car will jolt and the traction control light, engine light will come on and the cruise light will flash. I have scanned the code and it is P0244, (Turbo Wastegate A Solenoid Range/ Performance). After the...
  11. Dual Fozzies! (SH & SG)

    I am the second owner of the SH, this is my first Subaru, I love it, purchased an 03 Forester XS (SG) when the SH developed "Rod Knock " I love the '03 (SG) as well. I would like to lift the SG and make that my trail/hunting rig. Unfortunately the SG now has "Rod Knock" but the dream of fixing...
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