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  1. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    I need help finding the proper timing belt/tensioner kit for my JDM 2001 Subaru Forester. It has the turbo ej205. It’s an automatic. I’m located in Canada but willing to buy from USA
  2. Motor Conversions
    Anyone know if you can just bolt on a 2.5 l into a 97 forester ej20j Manuel
  3. EJ20 - 2.0L Non-Turbo
    Hello All! Will soon make my introduction, but for the moment this strange issue on this wonderful forum that already helped in the past! A month ago I've purchased a 3rd gen NA Bi-fuel from late 2008 which needed some work that I'm learning to do in my free time. I didn't drive it much since...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, Was curious thoughts, opinions, and possible leads here. I've had this forester, that I mostly drive for work, since it came off the lot. It has 50,000 miles on it, and I have been thinking for a little while now about building up the motor, suspension, everything. As stated above...
  5. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hi All, Just bought a 2003 FXT 2.0 ej20 8 months ago(it was 122k km, always serviced ahead of time in official mechanic from subaru). lately I have been experiencing a rattle when i rev the engine, while stopped. it rattles between 3000 and 2000 rpm, when i take the foot out and it returns to...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey crew Recent development of an issue in my 97sf5 t/t EJ20 (Japanese import to New Zealand) First appeared as a flat spot in the rev range between 3k and 3.5k, above 3.5k there would be no noticeable loss of power. This is on flat and up hill with WOT. It’s now developed to any part of the...
  7. Motor Conversions
    I was wanting to put a turbo in my 02 Forester (ej25) but I've heard they don't handle boost very well. So I was wondering if it's possible and what I would need to put a wrx engine from the same year in it.
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, super excited to finally be a Subaru owner! Found a recently imported 01' SF5 w/ 24 000 kms...! Thought it was too good to be true but the car is in fantastic shape. The engine/other mechanical components are in great shape and the interior is immaculate! The exterior paint isn't the...
  9. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hey guys ! new to the forum:) i tried to get information out here but not a certain answer. so i was looking to increase the power of a turbo version EJ20 to 300bhp, looking to make the car as reliable as possible, what will need to be done in order to get 300hp in the crank ? will i need to...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I noticed that my EJ20 non-turbo Forester (5 speed manual) has a continous deep rumbling sound at ca. 2900 RPM. It is independent from gear, speed, temperature, load, and it is not a noise, but the engine/exhaust itself in operation. You can say that, Its a Subaru, why i not enjoy the boxer...
  11. Forester project

    (not driving untill dyno tune is booked in) so dont give me poop for the current state of the vehicle lol. bit of a silly build but all for fun and knowledge growth! project so far as follows... stock apart from, k&n air filter STI intercooler Xforce catless bell mouth down pipe- 3"cattback...
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  12. Motor Conversions
    so i'm swapping in an ej20 for my ej25 (both turbo if that makes a difference), and i've gotten everything connected and all good. i ran over everything with a sensor and it does not detect the cam sensors. i am using the american cam sensors but they are noticeably shorter than the japanese cam...
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