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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   09-11-2016, 01:37 PM
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  ('98-'00) Timing problem
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Posted By ferret
Here are a few pages from the EUForester manual

Here are a few pages from the EUForester manual
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   09-11-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
  ('98-'00) Timing problem
Views: 291
Posted By ferret
Here's a link to a .pdf from the old tech support...

Here's a link to a .pdf from the old tech support site:
http://www.northursalia.com/techdocs/pdf/engine/dohctbelt.pdf
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-19-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By ferret
Sold !!!

Sold !!!
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-19-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By ferret
Sale Pending, will update with status if sold or...

Sale Pending, will update with status if sold or still available.
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-07-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By ferret
SOLD !!! Studded Snow Tires mounted with Hubcaps

I have a set of 4 General Altimax Studded snows mounted on Steel Rims with hubcaps.

Used for 3 months last winter, Still like NEW

225/60/16

Local Pickup ONLY, or willing to meet within 50...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,622
Posted By ferret
Correct, there is a mounting plate that comes...

Correct, there is a mounting plate that comes with the Dual USB, but I did NOT use it.

Still pleased and used daily as I now have an IPhone.... and found the battery life to be terrible.
Forum: Eastern Forum   07-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By ferret
There have been a few threads about this. Below...

There have been a few threads about this. Below is one I posted last year:

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f73/northern-nj-subaru-dealerships-240138/
Forum: The Relatives   01-09-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By ferret
Owning Subarus since 1978, They were always FWD (...

Owning Subarus since 1978, They were always FWD ( Front Wheel Drive ), USDM models with the exception of the 360. At that time, the Standards were available in 4WD, a lever you pulled near the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By ferret
I don't know why that hyperlinked .... I meant...

I don't know why that hyperlinked .... I meant post number 31 in the thread I mentioned.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By ferret
I had a similar problem when I had MY04, as well...

I had a similar problem when I had MY04, as well as a few neighbors I help out.

The following thread talks about different things that can cause your problem. As if you have a manual trans, it...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   12-09-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
  ('03-'05) '05 problems
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Posted By ferret
As Shakeman already stated, be certain they used...

As Shakeman already stated, be certain they used a SUBARU Thermostat, not just one from the parts store.. Here's a thread with a picture of the difference between the two:
...
Forum: General Forum   11-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By ferret
Nice that you took this video. We go up and down...

Nice that you took this video. We go up and down Breakneck a few times a week going the the Ice Vault for hockey.

And YES,, having grown up in the Pocono's, this is the worst road I have ever...
Forum: Forester Shopping   10-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,028
Posted By ferret
YES IT WAS .... came in WHITE ONLY. Our...

YES IT WAS .... came in WHITE ONLY. Our neighbor's son who just got out of the Army in late 98 bought one. That was the ONLY one I ever saw.
I remember telling my wife ( we has a 97 Outback at the...
Forum: Forester Shopping   10-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,028
Posted By ferret
Here's a page to Joe Spitz Archive: Subaru...

Here's a page to Joe Spitz Archive: Subaru Forester Archives: options and prices, Seattle (http://www.cars101.com/forester_archives.html)

If you read down, the Rear LSD was not added to the S...
Forum: General Forum   10-16-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,713
Posted By ferret
As I have said Many Times, a Subaru,no matter...

As I have said Many Times, a Subaru,no matter what model, is NOT for everyone.

I have gotten good service from 8 of the 9 I have owned since 1978 ( YES I DID have a lemon ).

That being said, I...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   10-14-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By ferret
On yours, the gasket should be an O-ring, which...

On yours, the gasket should be an O-ring, which I usually just put a smear of oil on before I reinstall it.

Also do NOT use RTV, The fumes from RTV will ruin the Oxygen sensor. New cars use a...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,969
Posted By ferret
Here's a link to what I did in MY14 Impreza ........

Here's a link to what I did in MY14 Impreza ..... same circuits as the '14+ Forester: Constant power to 12V or USB?...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   09-02-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By ferret
I have done quite a few of these, including my...

I have done quite a few of these, including my own: https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/every-2-5l-interference-engine-64410/

That was at 142K ...... I sold that car at 249K and it was...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
  ('14-'18) backup camera
Views: 894
Posted By ferret
Having a 2014 Impreza Limited, Mine came with the...

Having a 2014 Impreza Limited, Mine came with the BU camera ... wired to the 4.3" factory radio.

I was having DISPLAY ENVY ( the information display in the top center of the dashboard ) with all...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   08-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
  ('98-'00) Difference in Cams
Views: 742
Posted By ferret
Yes so there is NO additional force on between...

Yes so there is NO additional force on between the cam and the bearing caps.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   08-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
  ('98-'00) Difference in Cams
Views: 742
Posted By ferret
Yes, they are 4 distinct parts. On each you will...

Yes, they are 4 distinct parts. On each you will also find embossed I and E for intake and exhaust. IIRC the embossing is by the squared shank near the front of the cam. As well as the left side ( US...
Forum: Brakes   08-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
  ('03-'05) Brake locking up
Views: 1,513
Posted By ferret
And if you need a replacement , Even for the...

And if you need a replacement , Even for the spring alone that you can't purchase from Subaru, I have one for sale here :...
Forum: EJ20 - 2.0L Non-Turbo   07-28-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
  ('03-'05) Hunting for idle
Views: 5,998
Posted By ferret
Could be the EGR Sticking ... and the "CLICK" you...

Could be the EGR Sticking ... and the "CLICK" you hear is when it SNAPS closed.

You can search this thread, If you have a 5 speed, it COULD be your Neutral Switch ... Or in post #31...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 70,376
Posted By ferret
Welcome to the club .......................

Welcome to the club .................... https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f85/parking-lights-wont-turn-off-aka-battery-kill-switch-51771/
Forum: Canada   07-25-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,231
Posted By ferret
Still Waiting here in NJ ....... but stop when I...

Still Waiting here in NJ ....... but stop when I travel to other states
Forum: Forester Shopping   07-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By ferret
I live in the same area. Here's a cut/paste I...

I live in the same area. Here's a cut/paste I have posted in the past about my experiences with local dealers:

I live in Northern NJ and have dealt with a few dealers here ..... and my opinions...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-18-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,823
Posted By ferret
I have had a Tomtom for years, in fact I have 4...

I have had a Tomtom for years, in fact I have 4 340s in 4 different cars. This past Jan I replaced MY04 Forester with a 14 Impreza. I originally mounted the Tomtom in the cubby below the radio as...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
  ('03-'05) My Head Gasket Thread
Views: 2,151
Posted By ferret
Good Story ...... ready for then next 100K + miles

Good Story ...... ready for then next 100K + miles
Forum: Interior and Electronics   07-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,415
Posted By ferret
I have a 2014 Impreza, same dash .... installed a...

I have a 2014 Impreza, same dash .... installed a Jensen VX7020 ... documented here: Jensen VX7020 install (http://www.subaruxvforum.com/forum/interior-audio/35537-jensen-vx7020-install.html)
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-08-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ferret
I have used the breaker bar / starter bump on...

I have used the breaker bar / starter bump on every EJ I have owned and repaired since 1990. Works every time.

Now for the tightening, MT's are easy, put in gear with the emergency brake on and...
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