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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi, I have a Forester 99. I am having problems starting it when it's cold. It takes me many cranks to finally start it. Once is started, I have no issues whatsoever and it starts right away too. But if I leave it for a while, then I have troubles once again. What do you think might be the...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    All input welcome - this one has me baffled. Last week my Son and I completed an engine swap (EJ25) from old automatic Legacy Outback ('99) onto one with a manual gearbox, but a blown motor (really bad valve blowby - no valve lash left... It was abandoned when the former owner could not restart...
  3. Lighting and Electrical
    First time post here... Recently, the battery in my 2005 Forester was losing its charge. I did a bit of testing myself and found it to be the alternator. I put in a remanufactured alternator from NAPA, and it seems to work alright. During this testing though, I seem to have found (or caused)...
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