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My wife should be posting this... but i'm hogging the posting privlage to be the first to say we are now owners of a forester.

*had a GL1800 in high school, but thats another story.

2001 and one of the first things we will be looking to complete is the replacement of the timing belt and water pump. *might have to discover that search button, after clicking the link in the free ice cream thread*

will post some photos and more info in a bit.
any advice? *besides the search button*

thanks
chris<pixelmonkey>:D
 

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Pre 2004 models suffer from head gasket leaks. keep a close eye on coolant level and have them check for signs of HG leaks when the timing belt is changed.

Welcome to the board.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Congratulations on the new Forester! Post up a picture so the members can look it over. You're required to have 15 posts to link to a host (to prevent spamming), but you can attach pictures (thumbnails) now. :wink:

Don't forget to add your vehicle information as part of your signature. :smile:

Bobby...

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from the looks of things, I will be making a few changes to the car over the next few months.

I'll be searching around for the best parts at the best prices and dont want to go cheap if it's going to haunt me.

TO BUY:
  • tires - looking at BFG
  • timing belt - OEM looks like the way to go from searching
  • water pump - any brand open for suggestions
  • gaskets - open for suggestions
  • head gaskets - i want to be specific on this! I want the best
  • alternator - new battery, but not confident in the alternator. will be testing it's output this weekend before deciding.


To clean / change
  • head lamps - read the how-to on cleaning these *thanks forum!*
  • steering wheel - worn to smooth as glass... leather wrap it? suggestions?
  • drivers seat - I'm considering adding a spacer washer to lift the front of the seat. anyone else done this?
  • paint codes - I like the look of the red in the forums logo. thinking about nixing the 2-tone and painting the lowers. *have paint booth access*. anyone else done this? suggestions?

thats it for now...
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well.. the car has undergone a strange transformation. from red to silver.... and from 2001 to 2004.

and for good kicks, a turbo was included!
:woohoo:
chris<pixelmonkey>:D
 

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the list has changed a bit too...

TO BUY:
  • timing belt - OEM looks like the way to go from searching
  • water pump - any brand open for suggestions
  • gaskets - OEM
  • lights - fog light *bulb replacement
  • clock spring! - cruise and horn are both dead. all recommendations point to the clock spring.


To clean / change
  • head lamps - read the how-to on cleaning these *thanks forum!*
  • detailing - overall, the entire car needs detailed. interior and exterior

thats it for now...
chris<pixelmonkey>:D[/QUOTE]
 

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Welcome man. PM me and tell me where you live at. My husband wants to know if you're the dude who talked to him the other day in MWC about his WRX.
 
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