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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I am creating this post because I can’t seem to find any help. I have 2005 Subaru Forester X, (non-turbo) with 212000 miles. Everything was working fine and then I was taking a long trip and about 400 miles from my house on the highway my cruise control started flashing and CEL came on. I pulled...
  2. Interior and Electronics
    Hi all, I'm new here, hoping for a bit of help. I'm not overly knowledgeable about my cars so might need the wiring-for-dummys version (especially those acronyms!). I have a 2005 Forester (base model X I think?). A year ago I installed an aftermarket stereo head unit. In the last 6 months the...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I had a used motor put into a new to me 05 forester xs . After driving it for a few weeks this code popped up. I haven’t noticed any problems besides a drop in mpgs. The cel turned off after nearly flooring it for a little stretch to open it up. The cel popped back up a few days later. This is...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Recently Purchased a 05 XT W/EJ25 Turbo. I drove it cross country (hauling probably too much) to move. As I arrived in Texas where I now live white smoke started coming out the exhaust. The smoke is thick on start up it then lowers as I pull out then thick smoke after about three minutes of...
  5. Cooling Systems
    Hello everyone I just purchased 05 Subaru Forester X SOHC non turbo. On my way home from purchasing, it over heated, but didn’t leak anything. Had it towed to my house and replaced the radiator and thermostat (oem) filled it with coolant and drove it for about 25 min then overheated when I came...
  6. Suspension and Handling
    Hi I am wondering if any sg forester owners would be able to post photos of their cars if they have relatively stock suspension with different lowering springs, I am trying to gauge the look of the drop of different brands but am struggling to find images with wrx suspension or other mods...
  7. Engine Management, Tuning and Datalogging
    I am wanting to purchase a 2005 Forester with the ej 205 I believe and wanting to tune it or upgrade it fro some extra performance. I called around in Calgary, AB where I live and all shops are saying I have to swap ecus if I want to tune it or get an open source tune which I was told wont have...
  8. Europe
    Hi, So my Stage 1 Exedy clutch is on the way out now I have upgraded the engine it has a few too many torques for the Exedy... If I go for a 'proper' drive, and use full power, it gets a bit burning clutch smell when I stop :rolleyes: I'm obviously only driving it softly for the time being...
  9. 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...
  10. Motor Conversions
    Hey i have a 2005 forester that i want to swap over to turbo My question is if i get a 05 forrster xt ecu and a turbo engine and the swap be done with my current wirring. I have found a engine turbo and a forester xt ECU
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey all. Here with a not so fun post. 2005 FXT Manual Backstory: Earlier today I threw p0011. This happened 8 months ago for me, and seafoam with a double oil change took the problem away for about 1500 miles. This time a year ago, my turbo was making the same weird sounds as it does in the...
  12. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    Just picked up a 2005 XS yesterday to add to the collection. This one is going to become my offroad subie. I am in the market for a 2" lift kit and am debating upgrading to bigger tires because of the lift. Tires are 215/60R16. If I drop a wheel size down to 15", but go up a tire size will I...
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