Subaru Forester Owners Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey All

Looking to buy a Forester any tips would be welcome, starting to read through the info on here budget tight
looking around the 00-02 years .. wondering if it has the same HG problems as the OB?
 

·
Administrator
2016 & 2018 2.5i Premium CVT
Joined
·
19,670 Posts
I see that this is your first post, so welcome! We're glad to have you here.

Head gasket problems were at their highest during that time period, dropping significantly in the next generation. Though if a Forester has made it that long, then it probably possesses some extra special resilience and might be good forever.

Maintenance history is essential, especially that which involves the timing belt. If you can't get that, then be prepared to immediately get the whole timing belt job done. Not just the belt, but everything that touches it.
 

·
Administrator
2007 Forester Sports XT 4EAT
Joined
·
41,326 Posts
@chevybrit welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Perhaps this poll will help: Ongoing polls regarding head gasket problems :confused:

Also...
For the best forum experience, we recommend completing your "Public Profile". Specifically, the "About Me" section (Edit Your Details). This displays every time you make a post on the forum. This will provide information members may need to reply to your forum posts. You can edit this field via the "User Control Panel", aka, "User CP.

If you're using a mobile device, you may need to use a laptop or desktop computer to see all the user tools.
Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]
 

·
Registered
2018 XT Touring CVT
Joined
·
1,297 Posts
The XT did not have the head gasket issue, since both the engine and head gasket are different.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top