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  1. 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...
  2. Motor Conversions
    I have a 2001 Subaru Forester S, And I am going to mod it in the future. But I thought about engine swapping it. What engines that aren't EJ engines fit in the 01 foresters engine bay? And does the RB26 Fit in the foresters engine bay?
  3. Motor Conversions
    Hey y'all, first post on this forum so yeet. I have a 2006 manual subaru forester which blew a cylinder, and I'm wondering if I would be able to swap it for an EJ25, turbocharged or not, as they have (reportedly) fixed the head gasket issue. I don't know what kind of wire/ECU adjustments I'd...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Howdy Folks, I apologize in advance for the long and possibly naive post. To start I have an automatic 04 Forster 2.5x with about 170k miles right now. I bought it with 130k, and it allegedly has had a head gasket replacement but no papers to show for that. I use it as my daily and weekend...
  5. Motor Conversions
    Can I swap a 2009 forester motor for the blown one in my 2011? I believe both are base models, but not certain about 2009.
  6. Motor Conversions
    I want to replace engine on my 2000 forester. I have a brand new short block. The new short is in my 2001 outback manual. I want to know if I can use the heads-intake ect... I believe I will only need to have the same throttle body. Everything else looks exactly the same . Any help would be golden.
  7. 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...
  8. Motor Conversions
    hello, i really need some help, i’m really unsure of what to do. i recently bought a 2005 Forester XT..... w a swapped engine.... a 2006 STi engine. all was good but when given back to me after letting family borrow it, i heard knocking in the engine. i checked the oil and it had none. i put...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Quick and dirty: Bought Forester in no start condition. Turns out belt stripped and caused some interference. Stock engine is EJ251 with EGR. Bought EJ253 replacement longblock. Uh-Oh..NON-EGR head. Here's the shake: Using DS side EGR head from the 251 on the replacement 253 longblock (including...
  10. Motor Conversions
    I have not found a clear answer on if this is possible. Only posts saying that its a lot of time and that I should just buy an XT. To that say: I have been looking for a project XT around my area for over a year with no luck so I'm not going to buy a new car. I understand that I will need to...
  11. Motor Conversions
    My 2001 forester got a new head gasket and timing belt 2 years ago. 11 months of mountain driving later, the crank shaft went out on it. I'm looking to replace the motor at this point. I need a dependable workhorse that will climb 1,500' in 3 miles every day, sometimes a few times a day...
  12. Members' Journals
    Hey everyone, so I am looking for any and all opinions on the most badass engine to swap into my 2002 Subaru Forester S. When I say badass I mean the engine that is going to give me most horsepower, the most torque, it's the most boost with the turbo, etc. Mind you, I also plan on doing a six...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Motor Conversions
    Have a 98 forester and a 2002 donor forester with good running motor. My question is if I was to pull the the motor from my 02 would I be able to swap into my 98? I know ecu would probably be an issue. I know my 98 runs an old ignition system and a mass air sensor where the 02 is somewhat...
  16. 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.
  17. Motor Conversions
    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum, and fairly inexperienced with subies. I have an 03 Forester XS with 143k miles on the original motor. I bought it pretty cheap ($2,500) with the intention of overlanding it. I noticed it's a bit sluggish during acceleration and on an incline. I've done the...
  18. Motor Conversions
    Hello, I have a 2006 red Forester X (2 l) on which I'm looking to do some work. A paintjob is coming up, but in the future I'd like to swap it to a turbo, maybe add some lowered wrx shocks and do a manual swap (I'm aware it could take a lot of time/money). As far as I've seen here, everyone...
  19. Members' Journals
    The smell of a fresh interior is an experience for the man trading a grand for the keys, irregardless of the vehicle's age. Fresh is something that handles differently from what he drove before; it's the worn leather (how many people slid across these seats); the sunroof he always only dreamed...
  20. Motor Conversions
    Hi Guys, I have been trekking around the Snowy Mountains in Australia in a stock 2001 2.0l Manual Forester which now has 320,000kms on it but still running well. This week a wrecked 2003 2.5l manual came up for sale with just over 100,000kms on it so I snapped it up thinking I would rip the...
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