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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    Finally I changed the slightly leaking radiator on my daily driver, a 2000 model facelift S-turbo (#1 below). But as usual problems arose - the one I took from my parts car did not have the oil cooler, so I had to temporarily borrow one from my 2003 SG5, as that had the oil cooler - but as that...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I bought one of the last 2018 Forester with a 6 speed MT. Each time I drive it around, I pretend I am on a snow-covered mountain plowing through a foot or more of fresh powder. Loving it!
  3. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2007 Forester with the 5MT Manual transmission. Twice I have experienced the transmission locking up and stalling the engine. With engine idling in neutral and clutch engaged, suddenly a horrible noise and engine stalls, press clutch pedal and restart engine. Trans still in neutral...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, I have a 2014 forester 2.5i Manual transmission [ no turbo] and I received a check engine light with the following codes: P2004 [Intake Manf Runner Control Stuck Open bank1 a] P2007 [Intake Manf Runner Control Stuck Closed bank2 a] I tried searching for parts/videos but haven't found...
  5. EE20 - 2.0L Diesel
    Very curious how others drive this particular beast. The 'upshift suggestion' indicator on the dash is completely useless, way too low. This is my first Diesel and so still getting used to it, a bit concerned about over-revving it but maybe it's unwarranted. I usually shift between 2-3k RPM...
  6. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Has anyone 3D printed any cool gadgets/ accessories/parts for their foresters? Not really looking for anything in particular just seeing what's out there and see if I want to print them as well. I've browsed 3D models sites but didn't find anything too intriguing.
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, So the Carrier Bearing went out on my driveshaft. I have gone to a pul-a-part places locally and found that the 06-08 Forester MANUAL Transmission driveshafts are unique to this model! I first tried to replace it with an auto 06 Outback Driveshaft, it did not fit. Again with an 04...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    I need help finding where my 5-speed manual transmission is leaking. All of the fluid is isolated to the passenger side towards the front of the transmission. The car is also reading a code for the neutral switch input circuit high, I don't know if its caused by the leak but I think it would...
  9. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey guys. I have had trouble finding anything like this so here I am. Most wI'll know that the LO range isn't all that low. I was trying to find if anyone had increased the gear reduction and what parts they used or If there is some kind of kit. Thanks
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello everyone. To get the question out of the way first: Is there a way to remove some gear oil from the transmission easily? If not, will extra damage the engine? I thought I might be able to siphon some out of the dipstick (didn't work) and didn't know if releasing some from the drain would...
  11. Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2010 Forester with the manual transmission and I am looking to install an aftermarket subwoofer into the car. I am unsure as to where I can pass through a wire for power from the battery under the hood into the cabin. Any ideas? Also, If anyone has done a similar project on an 09-13...
  12. Motor Conversions
    Looking to swap a 06 manual EJ253 engine into a 2010 outback EJ253 that’s an auto. The outback has blown headgaskets and needs some other work. Would the engine from 2006 forester fit in the 2010 outback since they are both an EJ253? Or maybe at least the block? I know there was some changes to...
  13. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I replaced the clutch and flywheel on my 2000 forester and I been having problems with starting the car after everything was put back together. Engine originally cranked but sputtered so I changed the fuel filter (yes the lines were put on correctly and theres fuel going to the injectors) and...
  14. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello, I am faced with this dilemma: Found out that I need to replace the manual trans in my 2012 for $5000+, which is probably what it's worth. No option for rebuild, why? 4th gear started getting wonky about a month before new clutch (last Nov Thanksgiving Eve, no thanks) and lost 3rd and 4th...
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