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  1. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi all, Any idea what this sound is? https://youtube.com/shorts/dJ5c1QTUEJE?feature=share 2012 Subaru Forester NA 2.5L MT, FB25 engine. Has only started in the past week or so, getting progessively more noticeable. Generally can only hear it at around 2000rpm when driving, sometimes in idle at...
  2. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi all, I am wondering if anyone has experience installing the AEM cold air intake for the FB25. Specifically on a 2018 Forester. Is it as straightforward as listed in the instructions? Does the throttle mapping still work correctly afterwards? Remap necessary? I apologize if this has been...
  3. Forester Shopping
    Hi all, Looking at two manual SH foresters which have similar kms, both in decent condition, and are similarly priced. The big difference is that one has the FB25 and the other has the EJ25. Which would you be taking and why? Which is more reliable and will last longer? Is either better...
  4. Cooling Systems
    Hey I have a 2011 Subaru Forester x limited with the Crappy fb25 . I don’t have a coolant gauge on cluster and wanted to know range on the thermostat for the FB25. I’m showing 210 to 212 and then will drop to 203 fans never kick on. Turn ac on and both fans work fine . I’m used to wrx/st I and...
  5. Product Reviews
    Recently bought a 2012 Forester X Premium with ~58K miles for well-below bluebook value because of a known engine oil leak. The shop I took it to for a pre-purchase inspection diagnosed it as the driver's side rocker cover gasket (after further inspection, it's almost certainly leaking from both...
  6. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi all, I've been trying to find a solid answer about this after having just bought a 2012. Im not sure if this is an engine knock or just a typical sound Subaru engines makes. Video was taken after a 15 minutes drive, engine was somewhat warm before the drive too. I've found a few other videos...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello I have a 2011 Subaru Forrester Limited. Noticed randomly that when I come to a stop after driving for a while the RPMs want to drop down to 3 to 400 RPMs and he automatic transmission temp light flashes for a second then pics back up to 700-750 rpm . Wondering if torque converter not...
  8. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hi there everyone, I'm looking to replace the Serpentine Belt, Tensioner & Pulleys on a FB25 and I need the torque specs for them. Also if you have any tips on installing that'd be great.
  9. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hello -- started getting the P0302 code for a misfire in cylinder 2 & it idles very rough. FB25 non-turbo engine has ~150k miles on it so I did the following work: Replaced both valve cover gaskets (went to replace the spark plugs and noticed that there was oil in the tubes) 4 new NGK spark...
  10. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Just wondering if any curious person on this subforum has put their NA FB25 under a dyno to find out its kw/horsepower? I am curious myself to know what my engine puts out. Also, how much does a dyno generally cost? - i am guessing around $500?
  11. Motor Conversions
    Hi, new here, very happy to have found this forum. I have a 2011 Forester with a tired fb25 engine. I found a used engine from a 2015 with very low miles. The 6th digit is the same in both my car and donor car vins and both share the same engine letter"C." Both are PZEV engines. I'm wondering...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My girlfriend had bought a 2012 Subaru Forester with the FB25BA engine at the end of 2018 without knowing the oil consumption issue. In March of 2019, she was driving on the highway and the engine had completely seized on her in the middle of nowhere due to low oil. We didn't know anything about...
  13. Forester Shopping
    Howdy all, I am a recent add to this forum and have a (dumb) question. I have done some searching around multiple forums, but have not found a clear answer to this question. Are there any Foresters out there with the 2.5L naturally-aspirated FB motors that did not have issues? I am looking at a...
  14. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    Hello, Replacing the motor in my wife's 2011 Forester 2.5L FB25 6th Digit B, found a used one with 34k miles on it, going to be hopefully dropping it in this weekend, any special steps or things to note for start up of the engine once installed? I ask because years back when I was looking at a...
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