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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Looking for people's opinion of my timing belt here. I have a 2010 Forester non-turbo. This is a new car to me with about 146K miles. When the car was sold to me I was told the heads and timing belt have been done. I can see it's an aftermarket belt here and I can see replacement gaskets behind...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all! First time poster, long time reader. I recently purchased a 2015 Subaru Forester with almost 25,000 miles on it. I have been noticing little drip spots under my car when leaving work. I originally thought it was coming from the CVT, and after I little poking around under the vehicle...
  3. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Anyone able to help me identify/ find a replacement for this part that is circled in red, I can’t find what it is anywhere. This is on a 2004 forester 2.5L xt. For reference the green circle is on the alternator. As you can see by the picture I have an oil leak and I think that the red circled...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi folks, First, god bless this community. I just moved states (to NM) for a temporary gig and bought a '02 Forester MT with ~170k miles last week to get around and am having quite a few issues. I took the car with the seller to a mechanic who diagnosed a bunch of stuff and charged $1400 to...
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hey all! I'm new to this channel, and I'm in a pickle. I've had trouble with starting my suby after it's warm. I can let it sit overnight, and I can crank it up, but after I drive it around and let it sit for 20-30 mins, I have to turn the key 2-3 times before it will idle. The 1-2 times...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, My 2013 sj 2.0l i forester initially had a slow engine oil leak, I thought it was coming from the gasket around the oil pan, since previous owner had it resealed because it had developed a leak there, and i thought might have been a bad job, so i bought new oil and filter and rtv...
  7. Transmission and Driveline
    Could use some assistance. I have 2019 Touring that has been leaking oil for over 6 months. It’s a small leak located at front middle to passenger side. It’s been to the dealership 4 times. Replacement so far has been right strut, axle seal (twice), and o ring. Just had it in for 30000...
  8. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    So I've read a couple of posts here regarding oil leaking and burning. I have a 2004 with 160,000+ miles on it. It leaks oil (about a quart every 2 months) and I've just been topping it off between oil changes. I've read that it's because of the sub-quality head gaskets Subaru originally...
  9. 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...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I was just changing my oil before a 1000 mile road trip planned for this weekend and discovered this oil leak. Are any of the great sages here familiar with this issue? i didn't find anything on search. Really trying to determine if I can fix this my self easily (I usually do all my own work)...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi Foresters! Recently bought a 2012 Forester in the DC area and discovered it's seriously leaking oil. A local mechanic suggested that it's from the timing chain cover and quoted me $1400.00 to seal the leak. Seems a bit pricey without replacing the timing chain and water pump, which I...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Just got an 05 Forester, haven't worked on them before so I need some help diagnosing. Noticing some oil leaking, It's coming from above the oil filter. If my eyes do not deceive me it seems like something isn't lined up right, there's a half covered threaded hole? Take a look at the pictures.
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello foresters of the internet. I need your help. My 2012 N/A forester goes through.. a lot... of oil. I've been trying my best to diagnose it. I've come to the conclusion that it is not leaking. I'm burning it. So after talking around and asking some friends and a couple mechanics, we agree...
  14. FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    While working on the windshield wiper cowl to fix a leak in the washer hose, I noticed some oil in the engine bay. The pictures are taken standing close to the passenger door looking down at the right side of the engine. The top of the photos is the front of the car. The region of interest is...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello from the fragrant harbour :) By weeks end I should be the new owner of a 2010 2.5L XT. I had lots of adventures in my buddy's legacy back home in Canada but this would be my first Subaru. My past car highlights include my Hyundai Galloper (AKA Mitsubishi Pajero) and my Volvo 244. I've...
  16. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello yall, I have a 2003 forester xs that has a horrible oil leak from 2 places, one from the oil pan which has a small hole that's been rusted out, and one I can't seem to find the name of this piece located anywhere, I attached photos of the part and also circled it to stop confusion on which...
  17. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I am not near my vehicle due to traveling for work... So I don't have exact mileage numbers... I purchased my forester from a Subaru dealership. It was leased and recently returned due to end of the lease when I picked it up.(27k miles) A few months later I moved across the country for...
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