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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi need some help with high idle problem. 2003 Sabaru Forester 2.5L 262,929 miles manual trans no codes car runs smooth just doesn't idle correctly neutral safety switch and reverse switch checks good. smoke tested there is no vacuum leaks and its pulling around 21" vacuum at idle So it has...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Non-turbo, 2.5L forester started running very rough, dead mis-fire two cylinders. Shop replaced spark plugs and wires, sent us down the road. 90 miles later CEL and multiple other lights on dash lit. Took it to hometown shop, they said bad converter, sensor or two also bad. Replaced that. Drove...
  3. 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...
  4. Engine and Exhaust
    Hey all, I hope this isnt a stupid question but can't find help on google. Is there a difference in a newer 2.5L vs 2.5x? I found a cheaper 2.5L than a 2.5x. My 2012 2.5x has blowed a head gasket and although the block is solid. Im looking at just replacing the entire engine. Then working on...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hello! Finally got our 2010 2.5XT registered and drove it home :) So far so good but noticed a brief squeak/chirp when the turbo engaged a few times on the highway. Just 1 second then gone. Lots of power. This is my 1st turbo engine so I've no idea if it's something simple, lubricant? Or a...
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