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  1. Australia / New Zealand
    Hi Fozzers, just wondering if anyone knows a good mechanic in Melbourne to replace the head gasket on my '03 forester XT. Also what's the ball park cost for such a common subaru repair job? Cheers
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    About a month ago my 2006 Forester overheated on the drive home, the radiator had cracked near the cap. I swapped the radiator after waiting a week for the part to come in and the engine misfired afterwards when I started it. A few codes came up (P0303, P0137) for a cylinder misfire and a faulty...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi, I wanted to put this out into the forum and see if I could get some help. I have a '08 non-turbo with about 165k that I got from my mom a few years back. She got into a pretty decent driver's side fender/t-bone accident but it was fixed and drives well since, although some minor things may...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Have done head gaskets with several friends on there n/a Subarus and we bought OEM gaskets for them. I just bought a 2004 XT for myself and I wondered if the members here had a preference for any particular head gasket for the turbo cars. Bought the car with a dead miss at idle. #2 cylinder low...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 2009 Subaru forester currently has 81,800 miles on it. I recently noticed that it was leaking coolant? underneath on the driver's side underneath the engine. It would leak for a bit then stop once the engine is warm enough. I brought it to a mechanic who did a pressure test, a visual...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have Foreste09 on which HG replacement was performed due to coolant spills from the overflow tank. After I picked up the car from shop and drove it for 20 miles I noticed the same exact problem I had before HG job. Could some of you give an explanation what could this issue be associated with...
  7. Cooling Systems
    Hi! My 2009 Forester I bought 6 weeks ago is now taking 1/2 gallon of water a day and there is no evidence of a leak, no drips or puddles underneath. Where is all the liquid going? Does this mean it's leaking into the motor? Blown head gasket? There is no coolant in the oil. The overflow tank...
  8. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I just bought a 2004 X, auto transmission, around 145k miles (234k km), and found out after buying that it has an oil leak from the head gasket. It's not leaking coolant, and it seems to be fine driving around the city and even on the highway a few times. I was planning to leave it for a few...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I have a 2009 SOHC 2.5 Forester and am about to do the head gaskets (going with Six Star since that seems to be what's recommended) and I am looking for recommendations on head bolt brands. I am see different reviews on whether to go with OEM, Fel Pro, or whatever you want. Anyone have any...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello, first time poster, long time reader, big ups to all the help this forum provides! I'm in insurance sales by day and a backyard mechanic in my time off and was able to replace most of my AC components a few summer's ago using this forum (and Youtube) and still getting cold air saving me...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I have a 2009 forester, in the past two days I've had issues with some pretty bad shaking, originally thought it was just tires but had noticed I was low on oil. I travel a steep incline, from 9000 ft to 11,200 ft about 25 miles each way. When I got home I added a quart of oil and on my drive...
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