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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I'm preparing all my tools and parts to do the timing belt and water pump on my 2010 Forester NA. This is a new to me vehicle and the coolant that's currently in there is green and so I don't know if it's the proper coolant, the age of the coolant, etc. I will be refilling the car with Subaru...
  2. Cooling Systems
    Hey, y'all. I have a concern that I didn't start to feel until after I did the job. I topped off my Subaru Forester with this coolant because the bottle says that it's made for Subaru and I had this bottle for a while sealed, so I thought why not top it off since I have it. I needed about half...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    First of all, I am an idiot, I know it and soon you will too. That out of the way: I have a 2005 Forester 2.5X, 208k miles. It's got some minor oil and coolant leaks but has been running reliably. The alternator belt was in bad shape and it's due for its second timing belt change. I bought the...
  4. Cooling Systems
    Hey I have a 2011 Subaru Forester x limited with the Crappy fb25 . I don’t have a coolant gauge on cluster and wanted to know range on the thermostat for the FB25. I’m showing 210 to 212 and then will drop to 203 fans never kick on. Turn ac on and both fans work fine . I’m used to wrx/st I and...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have a 1999 EJ253 and as I've learned the hard way the temp gauge (which I believe is just oil temp?) isn't good for detecting when there's an actual head gasket threatening overheat until it's too late. I'd like to add some kind of aftermarket temperature sensor that would be better than this...
  6. Cooling Systems
    So I just did an 8-hour road trip with my 14 forester and I noticed it was running a bit hot (215 @ 70mph and 225+ @ 80mph). Although this is not high enough to illuminate the warning light it still concerned me. I started looking at info about replacing the coolant in it because it's got 111000...
  7. Cooling Systems
    Today I ran my car for a few minutes, shut if off and looked under the hood and my coolant overflow was full to the top, with my radiator looking very empty again. When I opened the radiator cap some coolant shot out of the reservoir, scared the crap out of me but it was barely even warm, I...
  8. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    - Is it safe to assume my symptoms are actually HG? At this point I'm totally stumped on this - I'm pretty sure my issues have to be a headgasket but I'm looking for some confirmation on this, would love if someone here could help me save money from a potentially expensive mechanic diagnosis...
  9. Cooling Systems
    So to add on to my coolant woes it appears my auxiliary radiator fan has died - the one that comes on in addition to the 'main' fan when in test mode or when the AC is on. As far as I can tell only the passenger side fan comes on when the oil is at about 205 degrees, and this secondary...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Even in this forum there's lots of posts about people experiencing #4 cylinder misfires or even ringland failure on their naturally aspirated EJ25. From what I understand there's a bit of a trap/bottleneck in the coolant flow around cylinder #4, which is why they placed the knock sensor right...
  11. Cooling Systems
    I noticed my coolant reservoir was low when the engine was warmed up in my NA SG. It's been a while since Iast checked, so I'm going to add green coolant to top things off. I haven't found any straightforward answer online and on this forum so I was looking for your input. 1. Do I check the...
  12. Cooling Systems
    So I was planning to take my Forester out camping this weekend and on Sunday I realized that one of the fans on my radiator stopped working (causing it to overheat). I just got a new motor off a guy today. I installed it and it seems to work fine except when I checked my radiator it was low. I...
  13. Cooling Systems
    So 60 seconds away from home after a 50 mile drive I notice that the temp gauge was 75% full.. I get it home and park it, open the hood and the coolant overflow is totally full to the top. Coolant is dripping out pretty fast in the back of the engine near the firewall from a tube that at first...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 2009 Subaru forester currently has 81,800 miles on it. I recently noticed that it was leaking coolant? underneath on the driver's side underneath the engine. It would leak for a bit then stop once the engine is warm enough. I brought it to a mechanic who did a pressure test, a visual...
  15. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    I've recently had issues with my coolant levels as well as regular overheating warnings. I filled my coolant and a week later it was low, but there have been no indications of leaks on my driveway. That same week my heater also stopped working and is only blowing cool air. I took it in to a...
  16. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have Foreste09 on which HG replacement was performed due to coolant spills from the overflow tank. After I picked up the car from shop and drove it for 20 miles I noticed the same exact problem I had before HG job. Could some of you give an explanation what could this issue be associated with...
  17. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My Subaru Forester xt has been having overheating problems she was working fine When I got her probably drove her 100 miles after getting her took her out one day and the radiator over fill spilled out all over the engine was tryna figure out why after watching lots of videos I thought maybe it...
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all, I took a look under the hood recently and noticed that my coolant reservoir looks empty — I couldn’t see anything, even below the “low” mark. I opened the radiator cap and there’s coolant there, which confuses me. Can I top off the reservoir? Is there anything I should know before...
  19. Cooling Systems
    I own a Forester Sport 2019, since July 2019. The last servicing by Subaru dealership happened in January and then the car was sitting in parking for 3months without any driving due to the virus situation and I being in another city. I had to get the car jumpstarted when I came back. Then car...
  20. Cooling Systems
    Hi, My radiator is leaking along the plastic and aluminum seam like they generally do. This one made it 154,000mi. I've been researching which parts to swap out and ordered a new radiator, upper hose, and lower hose. Was going to get a new thermostat as well in case that was part of the problem...
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