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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey guys, fairly new member here and a first-time poster. So please excuse my lack of knowledge. So I have a 2010 Forester 2.5 XT and unfortunately, my engine has decided to completely give out on me. My wife and I were on the way back from a beach trip when my oil light started flashing, I...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So about a year ago I bought a used Subaru 2011 forester from an elderly lady who kept it in a garage for its whole life and rarely drove it (she bought it brand new off the lot). Thought I got a score of a deal. Well turns out this motor burns oil and according to a family mechanic when the...
  3. Motor Conversions
    Hello Forester Fam- I did it, again. I destroyed a vehicle. My sensors weren't working so when i ran out of oil, the temp gauges looked fine and everything seemed ok until loss of power going up the mountain in Colorado. I have some friends that are going to help me do an engine swap. Now i...
  4. Motor Conversions
    I may just be bad at searching things out, but I did scour several forums for info on this before asking. With that out of the way, I picked up a mint 2010 Forester XT Limited with a blown engine and I'm having a hell of a time finding a complete EJ255 to purchase. Ebay is flooded with EJ20X...
  5. Motor Conversions
    Hoping this can help some other save money on an FB25 engine replacement and have more confidence about a DIY. I'm mechanically inclined and have done almost everything else vehicle maintenance and repair related over the years, but this was my first engine swap. Anyway, I bought a 2013...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Here's a real quick background from this first time poster. I bought my teenage daughter a 2010 Forester 2.5X Limited (non-aspirated) as a repaired salvage title vehicle (this was my first Subaru) a little over a year ago. The vehicle ran and drove well upon before and after purchase. It...
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