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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, just did a clutch job on my Subaru Forester XT 2006 5spd and now it is not starting. the car sat for a couple of months before I got around to doing the clutch but I started it every week no issues and let it run and warm up. fast forward a bit and I now have replaced the clutch...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey all, my 04 Forester let me down Christmas Day, of all days with a terrible misfire. I was able to limp the old girl home and get some well needed maintenance done. Plugs and coils all around and she was back on all 4! Noticed the timing belt was in dire need of replacement. Done and done...
  3. Motor Conversions
    I'd like to completely swap a 2009-14 WRX engine and drivetrain into my 2011 NA 5MT SH Forester. I'd like to ask if there is anyone who can help me fill in the gaps in my research and knowledge. My brother is a body guy with auction access, and since WRX drivers basically spent half their time...
  4. Motor Conversions
    Hey all, I own a 5spd 2011 forester with the FB25 engine and 142k miles which I bought at 99k. Recently I have been having major issues with it. My engine would shut off whenever I slowed down and hit below 1k rpm, and would oiften struggle to start (no codes thrown besides an occasional...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello hello, As the title states (surprisingly) I’m having some issues with my 06 forester xt. It had ringland failure and was swapped out with an 06 sti block, 06 wrx heads and retained the stock intake manifold. Car is completely stock minus a cold air intake. So currently it’s got a rough...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hello all, I have so much to post about. I am going to provide as much information as possible so someone can help point me in the right direction. My vehicle: 2010 Subaru Forester XT Miles: 150k Mods: Invidia N1, nameless downpipe, Cobb stage 2, silicone turbo inlet, bc racing coils No crazy...
  7. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hi guys, looking for some clarification here as I have scoured online and found mixed messages. Where is the recommended/ideal vacuum line to use with Subaru’s upper engine cleaner spray? Specifically for an EJ255 (2009 SH XT). Many have recommended the line off the bypass valve next to the...
  8. Forester Shopping
    Hello, I want to buy a forester XT, however I only had found a few. The one that call my attention was a 2012 Touring with 108,000 miles. Everything looks good but there is a weird noise coming from the belt. The car is going for 8,995 and i just want to know any major repairs I should consider...
  9. Motor Conversions
    Hi all! I am most likely going to have to replace my trans and engine and so I started look at longblock and transmission packages. I found some for a good price but I was mainly wondering the fitment into my 2010 Forester XT. It says it’s a imported ej255 from japan that comes with an auto...
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