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  1. Forester Shopping
    Hello! I have never owned a Subaru before, but have always been interested in one. I’m in the market for a new car. I graduate from college in a week and prefer something that will last me for a long while (ideally at least 3-5 years), gets decent mileage, and can handle well in the snow. If it...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, I am just seeking some guidance from the Forester hive mind on what I am about to do over the next 41 days(because my deadline is the last week of May). I am preparing to order all of the parts to do these repairs and replacements and just want to ensure that I am ordering...
  3. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I decided to go for it and attempt this job myself. Where I'm at right now is I have removed the drivers side cylinder head and just now got a peak of the pistons. Considering I've never done this before I'm hoping some of you wise folks could please tell me if these pistons are okay or not...
  4. New Member Introductions
    If I have already removed the timimg belt and pullies how to I rotate the camshafts into position?
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey guys! I bought my dream car a couple of months ago. 2007 forester xt, with the 5 speed. I got the carfax for the car, and the service records are decent. Some of the owners were better than others in terms of taking the car in to get serviced. Luckily, the owner who had it around 100,000...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I neglected to follow the manufactures instructions for replacement of the timing belt every 105000 miles and of course my timing belts snaps destroying my valves, Long story short after undertaking the project and learning a whole lot about EJ25's I managed to get it all back running , only...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Could anyone help me explain how to do it?
  8. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Well... four days after having my short block replaced and everything running great my car decided to throw two codes on the way home from work P0021+P0011. I have been reading lots of forums about the many possibilities what it could be, so many different solutions. I also read the Subaru TSB...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    My trusty 3rd Subaru and second Forester has blown its timing belt 225k miles while driving a few weeks ago. Timing Belt kit was done at 136,000, I knew it was coming up for replacement and I was pushing it. I obviously have leaky gaskets too and also realized I would need to replace gaskets...
  10. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hey all, long time subaru owner since 2001. Im very mechanically inclined but today i feel dumb and looking for help. I have a 2010 legacy 2.5 n/a. Its my commuter car. Long story short the timing belt broke just 1k over recommended replacement milage. I broke down to the shortblock and had the...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    hey guys new to the forum I recently bought a 2007 suberu forester. When I bought it it ran great no problems but being it’s a interference motor I wanted to change the timing belt right away. We took the belt off lined up all the marks put it all back together and what do you do nothing...
  12. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hey guys! I am changing my 2010 forester timing belt. I never changed a timing belt before. After rotating the crankshaft to align the timing marks. My right cam marks are not aligned as they supposed to. However, there is a white dot at 2'o clock that matched properly. Do you guys think timing...
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello all, I am new so thanks for having me. The timing belt broke on my forester 09, non-turbo with interference engine. The previous owners showed me a service record of it being replaced at 100k but here we are anyway. i know that there is damage to the top end, It seems likely that there...
  14. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I was replacing timing belt/water pump in my 2004 xs and was putting everything back together. As I was tightening the harmonic balancer to 120 ft/lbs, the whole bolt clicked and jumped forward. Now the whole belt assembly will only turn a bit in each direction and won't make a full revolution...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all! I'm new to the forum, looking for insight and suggestions for timing belt change on high mileage foz. Not so brief history on the car, I purchased it Dec 2011 with 159k miles on it . The previous owner had great maintenance records and I have tried to keep up his good work. Had the...
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So my 2004 Subaru Forester just died on me while I was driving. I checked the temperature gauge and it wasn't hot and it didn't make a noise either. It just died. Almost like the battery was dead or the serpentine belt snapped. I replaced serpentine belt, replaced the battery with new terminals...
  17. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    quick back story, bought a 13 Forester 2.5x this summer, noticed it was heavily consuming oil, did an oil consumption test and found out it went through 2.8 quarts in 1,200 miles. Luckily it was still covered under the Subaru oil consumption warranty for that model (90k miles), so I'm getting a...
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