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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    2007 Forester X. Bone stock. 154k miles. I bought the car in November, it is not july and it's dead. I had a no start issue in the winter and i solved that by replacing all my grounds, battery, alternator, spark distributor, spark wires, spark plugs. Things were good for a while then it started...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Any help greatly appreciated. I have a 2017 Forester - 2.5is. When I select reverse from park and apply the gas it makes what I can only describe as a pinking type sound- sound like a tinny type ‘pink’ and again when I select drive from the reverse position. it occurs randomly, a few times a...
  3. Transmission and Driveline
    hi everyone, I’m interested in changing all the fluids in my Forester, I know already what oils I’m going to use in the engine, trans and the front diff, but I have a small question regarding the rear diff. i have Read that some forester come equipped with a rear LSD instead of the open diff...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I’ve been having this mysterious leak on my subie after it started smoking on me on the highway I’ve ruled out oil coolant and power steering and ik it’s gear oil. I topped it off yesterday with 75w 90 royal purple and i checked it after i drove to work and it was bubbling and i noticed a...
  5. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi all, this is my first post so I'll try to keep it concise! I'm really struggling to find what grade of transmission oil to buy before doing the service on my 2005 JDM Cross Sport. I've found a filter with part number: 38325AA032 which Google tells me is correct. It also says 75w90, Dex 3...
  6. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi All, Question upfront: what 5 speed manual transmissions will fit on an '02 Forester? Is there an actual fit problem with using a tranny with a different Final Drive Ratio? I just bought my first Subaru, a modified '02 Forester, and I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Among the...
  7. Transmission and Driveline
    There are several posts on this but non very clear. I bought an 07 x sport and I want to put a limited slip differential in it. As I understand it you can put an LSD from any WRX or car running the R160. My question is is it all plug and play is there a certain year or differential that is...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Searched but did not find... I am at 58,500 on a used Forester that had 27,500 on it, and am preparing to replace the front and rear differential oil. I plan on using Mobil 1 75W/90 GL-5 How many quarts do I need to buy before I start draining? I see some info on the front... about 1.43 qt...
  9. Transmission and Driveline
    Firstly I saw another thread that mentioned reverse noise and clunking with backing up in reverse when the engine is warm. This leads me to post this asking is there a fix. For my car it occasionally is tough to put in reverse even on level ground. As well as only in reverse on tight turns I get...
  10. Transmission and Driveline
    I found this video on youtube on how to turn your centre diff into a manual locking diff, has anybody tried this before or did I stumble on some gold?
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Tl;dr my engine mounts are about half an inch off, with the mounting bolt part just resting on the crossmember where they go in. I need to get this giant headache into a shop. Right now the front wheels & CV Axle nuts are off (to relieve pressure on the CV axle). Is it safe to put the axle nut /...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    ve recently bought a subaru forester 2015 stock. I used to own a front wheel drive car. Yesterday i took the subaru on some icey roads. The road was so fun that I forgot for a moment that i was driving an AWD car and i pulled the handbrake while accelerating in the turn to try a little drifting...
  13. Transmission and Driveline
    I’ve waited a couple of months to post this. I wanted to let the experience sink in a bit and make sure that the work had not gone t*ts up. In August I took my 2015 XT premium to Andrewtech Automotive in Gaithersberg Maryland for transmission fluid change. They also did the front and rear...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    For a while now my car has been having some problems with the transmission and I just haven’t been able to get it looked at or fixed (I’m 17 and really broke). So sometimes whenever I put the car into drive it jolts forward and whenever I accelerate and the car shifts (into 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear...
  15. 18M/T roadtrooper

    In the past two weeks lots of updates to the machine: Full primitive armor kit, primitive king spring lift, torq-locker rear end, dual band mobile install, tepui tent top, 15" BFG K02s. Full size spare under the back. We are going into a distant NF for unsupported camping. Machine is...
  16. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey Guys, So my CV Joint has begun clicking during turns. Now I know how to tell which side of the car is clicking (opposite of the way you're turning). However, I don't know an easy way to know if it's the front axle or the rear axle that is the source of the noise. I'm hoping someone out...
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