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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I'm having my head gaskets done on my 06 forester xt and it appears that my turbo was blowing oil. I'm trying to find a rebuilt turbo but I don't have the part number just yet, he is working on pulling everything apart. Is there a standard part number for a regular stock td04 turbo or are there...
  2. Cooling Systems
    Hey guys, I have a 2004 XT. Did a water pump and timing belt replacement due to mileage and overheating plus whining when starting up the car. I am still having an overtemp issue after the new water pump. I think I have the system burped properly but can’t seem to keep the system from over...
  3. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Hi! Has anyone tried out these Turbo chargers for a 2009 Forester? I'm thinking about going with the Dorman, it's about $200 more expensive, but I'd rather get a solid replacement for the AD04 turbo. Any thoughts on the best new turbo? Thanks immensely! Mike
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hi y’all. I am about to change the oil for the first time on my FXT. It has 187k miles and has always used conventional oil. I’ve found conflicting reports on the use of conventional vs synthetic oils. Some say synthetic oil runs better in a turbo engine. I’ve also read about instances where...
  5. Forester Shopping
    Hey guys I want to purchase a Forester but it MUST be turbo AND with a manuel shift. Did they stop making this option with the 2008 model?? (Have been digging through the web and can’t find this info) I currently drive the 2007 NA Forester. Thanx
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    We have a 2010 XT Forester with 185k km. Body is in good condition and we generally favour keeping the car or similar as our second family vehicle. Recently had a succession of issues including two recent repair bills approaching $2k each - excuse my lack of mechanical knowledge - involving the...
  7. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Subaru codes: P2444 P1410 P2431 I have an automatic 2006 XT Limited (turbo) forester. Recently "Sue" lost acceleration power going uphill and sputtered out on me. We got her towed home. Changed the busted spark plugs, cleaned mass air flow sensor and tested it, and have been looking her over...
  8. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey all, I currently have my car in the shop having a brand new OEM shortblock from Subaru after the typical ringland failure in cylinder #4. My Forester XT has 130k miles and was running invidia cat back, nameless downpipe with the stage 2 OTS tune, no other engine mods My question to you is-...
  9. Motor Conversions
    I have not found a clear answer on if this is possible. Only posts saying that its a lot of time and that I should just buy an XT. To that say: I have been looking for a project XT around my area for over a year with no luck so I'm not going to buy a new car. I understand that I will need to...
  10. Motor Conversions
    So I'm thinking about turbocharging my 05 forester, and it looks like everything I see on this page and elsewhere is about the XT, which I think has a different engine than the other models. Does everything cross over as far as what I should do for a turbo?
  11. Forester Shopping
    Hey all, had my 2009 X for a couple years and I'm looking to upgrade to an XT after a recent camping trip that involved towing a camper trailer. I've found 3 options in Perth so far and wanted some advice from more seasoned owners here. 2010 diesel with 121km for 21K, modded and tuned. 2012...
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  13. Motor Conversions
    Hi, I have to replace the engine of my car, they broke into the car, tore the wiring harness and they couldn't rewire (JDM). They offer me a 2.5XT engine, another seller sells the full Fozzy JDM STi parts, but I simply dislike the turbo "kick" I would love to install a 2.5XT or STi engine, run...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey all. Here with a not so fun post. 2005 FXT Manual Backstory: Earlier today I threw p0011. This happened 8 months ago for me, and seafoam with a double oil change took the problem away for about 1500 miles. This time a year ago, my turbo was making the same weird sounds as it does in the...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey crew Recent development of an issue in my 97sf5 t/t EJ20 (Japanese import to New Zealand) First appeared as a flat spot in the rev range between 3k and 3.5k, above 3.5k there would be no noticeable loss of power. This is on flat and up hill with WOT. It’s now developed to any part of the...
  16. Engine and Exhaust
    I've recently been looking into buying a new exhaust system for my non turbo forester and I saw a video of a guy installing a forester XT axle back exhaust on his non turbo forester. So I know that the axle back is a direct mount, but I'm looking to buy a cat back (the one pictured). All I...
  17. Vehicles For Sale
    Hello fellow Foresterians! I guess the time has come to sell. I've been putting this off for 2 months, but I just don't need so many vehicles, and the wife says we need to free up the driveway. I've only had this car for a little over a year, but have loved every minute of driving it. This is...
  18. Vehicles For Sale
    I finally got my title and I'm ready to sell my 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium. Premium gas ALWAYS, oil changes were all synthetic done at Towne Subaru in Englewood, NJ. I got the panoramic moonroof tinted to 20%. I bought the upgraded interior rear-view mirror with auto-dim and compass...
  19. Motor Conversions
    My friend has an 09 n/a forester and wants to turbo charge it what would be the best plan to go forward with the mod I'm thinking Either by harvesting parts from a forester xt same year, getting after market parts, or just doing an engine swap if it's a good idea to go with a swap what would be...
  20. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hey everyone! I'm having issues with my jdm SG5 looking for advice before I bring her in. I parked the car for a month while waiting for brakes from japan. Now I'm driving it again to get to school. Runs and drives fine in city and hwy speeds untill I start climbing hills, I live in the...
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