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  1. ('01-'02) 2002 - JDM Ej205 - Hesitation under load?

    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...
  2. Octane Booster in place of Premium Fuel?

    Fuel Economy and Alternative Fuels
    Hello, I have an 09 Forester XT. I have determined that I at least want to put 91 octane in my forester, but I am looking to save some money. Has anyone tried octane booster with mid-grade or regular fuel for their Subaru Turbo? Theoretically can I mix half and half of 89 (mid-grade) and...
  3. ('09-'13) 2010 - Turbo Squeak (video) - just 1 second then gone?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hello! Finally got our 2010 2.5XT registered and drove it home :) So far so good but noticed a brief squeak/chirp when the turbo engaged a few times on the highway. Just 1 second then gone. Lots of power. This is my 1st turbo engine so I've no idea if it's something simple, lubricant? Or a...
  4. ('14-'18) 2017 - Acting oddly in extreme heat - mechanic believes it might be a computer issue?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I just bought a 2017 Forester 2.0XT Touring (47,000 miles) from the dealer and I have noticed it behaving oddly after driving around in the heat (over 95degrees outside). symptoms have been having a hard time holding the idol steady at stops, loss of cold air from AC at stops, and jerky/sluggish...
  5. Some gold I found on old phones.. (updated)

    Some gold I found on old phones.. (updated)

    A few old goodies I dug up from some old phones n stuff. Stacie is an 04 FXT with nothing much extra; an STI intercooler, cobb downpipe, wrx resonator and straightpiped 3" out to a 3.5" tip. I wish there was an option to upload video clips, had one I was gonna upload of her first winter...
  6. ('98-'00) 1999 - Oil viscosity and brand?

    EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hello, i am once again asking this forum for help. I wanna do an oilchange on my newly bought S-turbo forester. The engine is a 2L turbocharged engine. 170hp and 240nm of torque. I am really confusednwhat oil i should use. Store recommend everything from 5w-30 to 10w-50. What should i choose...
  7. WTB: (Want to Buy) 2009 Forster XT Transmission

    Parts Wanted
    Looking for a replacement automatic transmission for my 2009 Forester XT, either new, used, or remanufactured. Located in the Bay Area, CA.
  8. ('09-'13) 2012 - Turbo selection help?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    A buddy of mine was moving back from Colorado when his 2012 subaru forester xt started acting odd. I work on alot of vehicles but dont do many subies but I'm up for a challenge. Take a look and as I suspected from his description the turbo is absolutely gone. Didnt chew up and eat into motor...
  9. ('03-'05) 2004 - Just changed turbo and now has a popping noise?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Any help is greatly appreciated! I just changed the turbo on my 04 Subaru XT, the last one blew up, never had any issues before that happened, I reinstalled the new “rebuilt” turbo tonight and now there is a popping sound when under load, it’s not constant just every now and then when I...
  10. ('09-'13) 2008 Forester Diesel Shudder under higher RPM

    EE20 - 2.0L Diesel
    Hi All, I’ve been searching the internet and forums for an inkling into what could be wrong with my forester for a while now, and come close, but not as close as I thought. It’s a 2008, (58 plate) Forester Diesel SH. the issue seems to be, as your pulling down the motorway etc, in 3rd gear...
  11. ('09-'13) 2010 turbo problems?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 2010 forester xt. I was driving it home (just after having the radiator replaced) and I get a check engine light and a whining sound. I'm able to make it home without a problem and go out to start it the next day and I'm getting a clanging sound from the engine and now there is white...
  12. ('09-'13) 2010 Turbo Swap

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hi all, Looking to swap my stock turbo in my 2010 XT Forester and i was wondering what some good options are? Not looking to spend thousands of dollars just some improved perfromace. Thanks, Lachlan
  13. ('03-'05) 2004 - Causes of turbo sieze?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Just as the title says, I have a 2004 JDM forester xt with about 80k kms on it, I took it to a subaru mechanic and they said the turbo siezed but not why it siezed, should I be afraid to put a new one in, basically is there a common issue that causes the turbo to sieze or would it just be that...
  14. ('03-'05) 2004 - Turbo recently seized - looking for a new turbo?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey So I drive a JDM 2004 Forester XT with about 80k kms on it, so my turbo recently seized on my car and I have been looking all over the place to find a turbo that will fit, I cannot for the life of me seem to find anything of use regarding what I could just buy and then bring to a shop, I am...
  15. Disassemble and clean turbo solenoid

    Continuing to look for faults in my overboosting issue, so first thing to check is the turbo solenoid.
  16. ('06-'08) 2006 - What's everyones thoughts on a block off plate?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I'm sorry to start an argument here, but I'm honestly considering chucking a block off plate on my 06 FXT. But only if it's not gonna kill my turbo. I've read and heard lots of different things but I'd like to just ask myself to a different groups of people with the same car to me. So basically...
  17. VF39 and up pipe install

  18. ('03-'05) 2005 - Overboosting?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    OK, I finished my STI conversion with catless up pipe and downpipe, full exhaust, vf39 turbo, walbro fuel pump, 2018 STI intercooler and BPV. However, when I floor it and I get close to redline my engine bucks and I get the check engine light for code P0244, aka overboosting. Found out that I...
  19. 2004 - ej25 swap to ej20 - cranks but no start, cam sensor issue?

    Motor Conversions
    so i'm swapping in an ej20 for my ej25 (both turbo if that makes a difference), and i've gotten everything connected and all good. i ran over everything with a sensor and it does not detect the cam sensors. i am using the american cam sensors but they are noticeably shorter than the japanese cam...
  20. ('03-'05) 2005 XT - Front O2 Sensor P0031 Question? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Nearly at 180,000 miles and the check engine light came on recently with flashing cruise control light. The error code is P0031. I ordered a replacement sensor which just arrived today. I started removing the plastic guard underneath the car to get to the front O2 sensor, but then noticed quite...