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  1. ('03-'05) 2004 - Intermittent A/C - engine overheating - please help solve the mystery? - Updated!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I got my Fozzy in September '17 and starting having this bizarre issue where the engine heat sensor goes from normal temps, to almost in the red, and then sometimes the needle is all the way as far as it can go. And then a moment later it's back to the mid-line. I talked to a Subaru specialist...
  2. Subie I detailed!

    Subie I detailed!

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  3. ('09-'13) 2011 - Should I keep with new motor, or sell back to dealer? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, quick question for the experts on this forum. Recently purchased a 2011 Forester 2.5xt from a local dealer that my family has known and trusted for years. Had it about a month when we took it for state inspection. The inspection revealed many issues (car failed big time), but most...
  4. Considering a Forester

    Europe
    Evenin' all. I find myself needing to replace my daily with something a little more practical, and although I initially had my eye on the Outback 3.0 I've stumbled upon a reasonably priced and local to me Forester 2.5 (2006). And I'm impressed. Aside from the issues with the oil pick up pipe...
  5. ('06-'08) 2007 - Condensation filled headlight - can't afford to replace, options?

    Lighting and Electrical
    So I'm new to the forum and I don't really know my way around it just yet. I have seen a few posts talking about the self-leveling HID headlight assemblies in the 06-08 SGs. I think you see where this is going... I have a blue 2007 5MT FXT with about 150k km on it. Its had a condensation...
  6. ('03-'05) 2004 - Replacing Harmonic Balancer Crankshaft Pulley? - SOLVED!

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Im pretty damn new here but I need to order a harmonic balancer crankshaft pulley for my 2004 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 X AWD and I want to make sure I get the right part. Anyone know of a good place to find one? and is aftermarket safe to install? Thank you - noob here.
  7. Possible swaps 2007 X to Sti?

    Motor Conversions
    I’m new to cars and this forum so forgive me if they’re is a previous thread (and if there is point me in that direction) but I recently bought a 2.5x llbean I wanna do a Sti swap was told by my brother it would only work if I have a XT model? Is it just easier with the xt or what’s the deal id...
  8. ('09-'13) 2009 - Repeatedly throwing P0303 Code?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  9. 2005 XT - Engine swap advice - a cylinder is shot, confirmed by a trusted mechanic - weighing my options?

    Motor Conversions
    Sparing you the backstory for a bit, I need to replace the engine in my 05 Forester XT. One of the cylinders is shot, as confirmed by a trusted mechanic. I'm trying to figure out my options for replacement, balancing the cost with quality/risk. I'm new to subaru and its forums, but not to the...
  10. ('03-'05) 2005 - Recently purchased - overheating?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I recently purchased a 2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 November 18th 2019. not too long ago my car has been overheating even though I have oil and I had enough antifreeze I don't know why it's causing this problem. I didn't take a circle area is where the smoke was coming from.
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