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I have an 09 forester with 30000 miles. I would like to change the plugs myself. I have changed plugs on several types of other cars in the past. I see where the plugs go, it looks pretty tight, but doable. Are special tools needed, I have conventional tools with extensions. Thanks
 

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Thanks for the reply. I'll let you know how it goes.
No big rush doing them I did one at 33K miles and one at 44K miles. Plugs were in very excellent condition. Its obvious to me that Subaru wants them changed earlier to get you into the shop.
 

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Welcome!

The answer depends a little bit on whether your Forester is turbo or NA.
NA:Tight, but easily doable.
Turbo: Really, really tight, but doable with effort.​
No really special tools are required, just extensions (5" works well for me) and a sparkplug socket. And a small torque wrench (1/4" preferred).

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