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  1. 2017 Forester vs Outback, and whether to go CPO or not.

    Forester Shopping
    Hi all, I'm looking to get back into the world of the Subaru after an 8 year hiatus. My desired price point has me looking at a 2017, either a Forester or an Outback. My big concern is about space. I'm coming from a Scion xB that had a deceptive amount of cargo space and great head...
  2. Looking for a reliable adventure vehicle (Forester or Outback) for under $12,000 CAD

    Forester Shopping
    Hi there - coming at you from Vancouver, BC. I'm looking for a weekend adventure and roadtrip vehicle for under $12,000 CAD. I need it to be able to handle pot holes and bumpy logging roads at least to get to the good hiking spots but still be economical on highways. We'd use it for camping so...
  3. ('09-'13) SH rear cv axles?

    Transmission and Driveline
    Hey, looking for part number or link to replacement rear cv axles for SH forester have tried looking all online but coming up with nothing, can find front and rear for all other model foresters and front cv for SH but absolutely nothing for rear. Is the rear the same as front, or same as any...
  4. ('01-'02) 2002 - Stereo/Speaker Upgrade Recommendations?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hi All, I’m wondering if anyone has some recommendations for a stereo & speaker upgrade for my 2002 Forester. Right now it just has stock everything so I’m looking to upgrade to something that’s USB/Bluetooth compatible. Also looking to upgrade front and back speakers. I really don’t know much...
  5. ('09-'13) 2011 - BOV - trying to find a way to install a blow off valve?

    EE20 - 2.0L Diesel
    Hi guys I'm new here so bear with me I have a 2011 turbo diesel boxer 6 speed premium I was trying to find a way if there is one to install a blow off valve into the ee20 at all any help is appreciated thanks
  6. 2021 Model Info Released

    News, Rumors and Media
    Courtesy of the Subaru Media Center: August 19, 2020 , Camden, N.J. - SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2021 FORESTER SUV LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist now...
  7. ('98-'00) Forester 4AT to 5MT

    Transmission and Driveline
    Greetings, new member here. 😊 I apologise in advance as I am sure there are a thousand threads about this already but after a search I couldn't quite find what I was looking for. My story: I intend to swap the 4AT in my 99 Forester GT to a 5MT. My issue: I've read that any EJ series engine...
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  9. ('09-'13) 2011 - Should I keep with new motor, or sell back to dealer? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, quick question for the experts on this forum. Recently purchased a 2011 Forester 2.5xt from a local dealer that my family has known and trusted for years. Had it about a month when we took it for state inspection. The inspection revealed many issues (car failed big time), but most...
  10. ('09-'13) Cylinder 2 Misfire - 2011 FB25 Engine

    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...
  11. ('14-'18) 2017 - Acting oddly in extreme heat - mechanic believes it might be a computer issue?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I just bought a 2017 Forester 2.0XT Touring (47,000 miles) from the dealer and I have noticed it behaving oddly after driving around in the heat (over 95degrees outside). symptoms have been having a hard time holding the idol steady at stops, loss of cold air from AC at stops, and jerky/sluggish...
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  13. ('09-'13) 2012 - Bad Throwout Bearing?

    Transmission and Driveline
    2012 Forester 2.5X 5sp Manual (A little info leading up: Over the winter when it was real cold, on startup I was hearing what I thought was some throw-out bearing noise but it stopped when the weather got warm) Anywho the past week or so on a cold start I was hearing a very faint intermittent...
  14. ('09-'13) 2012 - Outer Tie Rod Question?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Today I had to replace the driver's front CV shaft on my 2012 Forester. After undoing the strut from the knuckle and lowering the knuckle/hub assembly down far enough to get the axle out, I noticed that this caused the tie rod end to squish out maybe a teaspoon worth of grease. Should I be...
  15. The Life of Blu-Ru (A poorly told story)

    The Life of Blu-Ru (A poorly told story)

    Oh, uh...well... it's basically still bone stock with a few little goodies. The Subaru optional cargo area retractable cover Some nice thick, deep rubber floor mats (idk brand) Tow package (and a wee lil trailer hahaha) Yeah... that's pretty much it...
  16. Some gold I found on old phones.. (updated)

    Some gold I found on old phones.. (updated)

    A few old goodies I dug up from some old phones n stuff. Stacie is an 04 FXT with nothing much extra; an STI intercooler, cobb downpipe, wrx resonator and straightpiped 3" out to a 3.5" tip. I wish there was an option to upload video clips, had one I was gonna upload of her first winter...
  17. ('98-'00) 1999 - Oil viscosity and brand?

    EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hello, i am once again asking this forum for help. I wanna do an oilchange on my newly bought S-turbo forester. The engine is a 2L turbocharged engine. 170hp and 240nm of torque. I am really confusednwhat oil i should use. Store recommend everything from 5w-30 to 10w-50. What should i choose...
  18. 1998 - s-turbo - OBDII faults?

    Hello, i recently bought myself a 1999 subaru forester s-turbo. I tried to connect my fixd obdII sensor to it but all i get is a message saying i have low voltage. Also when i look under the dash i can see some connections thats not connected. I was wondering if anybody knows what these are for...
  19. 2001 - 2003, 2.5L non turbo manual >to> 2001 2.0L non turbo manual engine swap?

    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...
  20. WTB: (Want to Buy) 2009 Forster XT Transmission

    Parts Wanted
    Looking for a replacement automatic transmission for my 2009 Forester XT, either new, used, or remanufactured. Located in the Bay Area, CA.