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  1. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Good day all, I've read through some of the old posts and Googled like crazy regarding this error, but unfortunately what I've tried doesn't seem to have fully worked so far. But I have at least made progress before reaching out for help. Vehicle is a 2015 Forester Limited with the standard...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi, my name is Lucy and i'm new to this forum. I came across this forum as I was looking for advice in regards to my transmission replacement diagnosis. I was told that I had to get a replacement CVT on my 2014 Forester. I have 87,000 miles, yet the dealership said it is not covered by warranty...
  3. Forester Shopping
    Hi there, I'm looking at buying a 04 XS that looks like it is in pretty good shape. But I'm especially wondering about the head gasket. I read in this forum that 04s are not prone to those issues but those posts are 10 years old. 1. Will I probably have to get the HG done soon on an 04 with...
  4. Cooling Systems
    Hey guys, I believe my radiator is leaking out the top (see images attached) and have been wondering about a replacement. Initially replaced upper and lower rad hoses as well as heater core inlet/outlet after the latter split open, and the overflow continues being drawn from. Looking at...
  5. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Hi! New here and just got my new 2022 Premium last week. There are a few accessories that it didn't come with that I am looking to order, but I am unsure if they are worth it or if they will be okay to apply myself. Mainly wanting some of these for protection since I have dogs. So please give me...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I was doing some car work and other stuff and began noticing spilled coolant on the ground. So took off my plastic cover sprayed everything down with cleaner and found a Subaru Blue coolant drip on the Drivers side bottom of the engine. Would anyone have any idea where it's leaking from? seems...
  7. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    Edit: To preface this I have a 2" lift, so I can fit 235s it's just a matter of wheel size. I am looking at 2 set of tires and wheels, The first being Method 502 VT-Spec 2 , 15" wheels combined with Falken Wildpeak AT3W, In 235/75R-15 XL My other consideration is the same Method 502 VT-Spec 2...
  8. Forester Shopping
    Got what seems like a great offer on a '12 Forester from good people through my network with surprisingly low mileage for its age at 61K miles. The Kelly Blue Book value for this vehicle is $11K, which seems fair to me. The interior and most of the exterior look great, considering it's a...
  9. Suspension and Handling
    Looking to get 2 inch lift on my Subaru forester x premium. Ive found either shock+strut combos, coilovers, or spacer sets to accomplish this. My question is: whats the best way? Im not looking to go off roading or anything in the vehicle currently. Maybe someday when I can afford another...
  10. Forester Shopping
    Hello! I am looking for any & all advice I can get in purchasing my very first car, and a Subaru Forester. I currently lease a Subaru Impreza and after falling in love with the AWD, I am looking for something a bit larger for my first car (I'm 25 years old). I'm currently finding 2009-2011...
  11. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I'm importing a 2004 JDM Subaru Forester Cross Sports, and everything appears to be in prime condition. The only thing I could pick out from the pictures was rust on the surface of this one part in particular. Can anybody identify this part for me? Thanks everybody!
  12. Forester Shopping
    Im 17 and have been wanting a 03-07 forester for a few years now. I found a listing on next door ( https://offerup.com/item/detail/916379170/ ) for an 03 xt at a super good price. Its a project car but ive been wanting to get my hands greasy for a while now. I would be buying the car and...
  13. Forester Shopping
    Hi folks, just test drove a 2017 forester limited with about 50k miles on it. Couple issues: it smells a bit smoky, the AC is nonexistent, and the dealer replaced the catalytic converter when they took it in. The dealer is prepared to do ozone treatment (hadn't been done) for the smoke and...
  14. Australia / New Zealand
    Hi all, I'm a total newbie to this forum and Subaru! I'm looking at a Forester (as mentioned in title) and feel as though it's above average price, according to Redbook/Carsguide etc. The Specs of the car are as follows, MY05, 156000kms, Auto, Luxury, Black, Immaculate condition (still yet to...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, I am a new member. I have loved my "Little Red Devil" 2004 Forester since the day I got her. She now has 197,000 miles on her. I'm told she needs the second half of her catalytic converter (I just replaced the front half three months ago), bearings, tires, and maybe brakes. The...
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