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Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-31-2012, 09:15 PM
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Posted By fufu
Ticking from condenser and condensation on window.

The compressor in my 06' forester started ticking the other day. I also noticed a larger than normal amount of fluid (normally water I think) on the ground after driving, plus intermittent...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   08-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By fufu
It idles rough and has noticeably less power. The...

It idles rough and has noticeably less power. The rough idle and power issue started with the backfiring issue.

I think I'm going to replace the FI seals... maybe I screwed them up the first time...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   08-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By fufu
An update. There was lots of backfiring a...

An update.

There was lots of backfiring a couple weeks back (read original post for description). I had read somewhere that this could be caused by fouled fuel injectors or a vacuum leak around...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By fufu
Thanks Miksubfor. Lots to consider here. ...

Thanks Miksubfor.

Lots to consider here.

I cleaned oil out of wells.
Plugs and tension leads were were changed about 6 months ago.
Plugs came from the dealer and they told me they were...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-20-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By fufu
Forester X: backfiring after replacing valve cover gasket (also took injectors out).

My 06' 2.5X manual is backfiring... I think. The thumping noise is coming from up front, happens only on acceleration through first gear and is intermittent (probably happens 2x on a few kilometre...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
I'm happy you understand.

I'm happy you understand.
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-25-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
Yea, I don't think it's axle/torque bind then as...

Yea, I don't think it's axle/torque bind then as I've never felt this.

I have noticed something maybe two or three times; when driving with the wheels turned as far as they'll go (parallel park)...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-25-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
I don't think I do a lot of sharp turning... I'm...

I don't think I do a lot of sharp turning... I'm a very "light" driver - if that makes sense. I drive slow and easy most of the time.

The guys at the alignment shop thought that maybe something...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-25-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
We shop at Costco probably once a month and get...

We shop at Costco probably once a month and get them to check the pressure when we're there (because they're nitrogen filled). I forget what pressure they set... but each time we go there, I read the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-24-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
First, thanks for the quick response everyone -...

First, thanks for the quick response everyone - good work.
I'm not making myself clear (and was hoping I wouldn't have to try explaining this): the wear is happening on BOTH FRONT tires.

There's...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-24-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
All thee pictures are of the same tire - this...

All thee pictures are of the same tire - this type of wear was only occurring on the front.
Forum: Wheels and Tires   05-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,757
Posted By fufu
Very strange tire wear issue.

I have a 2006 XT Forester - manual transmission - 100,000km - with brand new set of warranty Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires.

The original set of Yokohama tires were completely destroyed at ~60K km...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By fufu
I've now taken the motor apart and found it full...

I've now taken the motor apart and found it full of water. There's a gear in there that's being held down by a c-clip. That c-clip and gear are full of rust... and I suspect the noise I'm hearing is...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-22-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By fufu
Sharp thud \ crack noise while rolling up DS window.

I have a 2006 Forester that is making a sharp thud / clank / clunk noise while rolling the drivers side window up.

Some info on the noise:

1. The window first has to be rolled all the way down...
Forum: General Forum   12-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,904
Views: 780,050
Posted By fufu
I have an 06' xt. Here's my list. 1. if the...

I have an 06' xt. Here's my list.

1. if the windows are down and you close the door, there's a wicked rattle. If they're up, it's a nice thump. If they're down even an inch, you can hear the glass...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   11-28-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,077
Posted By fufu
How to fix burn hole in front seat?

I burned a hole in the front seat of my 06' Forester 2.5x... between my legs. It's ugly. Subaru Canada wants $296.37 for the cover (64141SA070ND).

I've taken it to an upholstery shop who told me...
Forum: Towing and Hauling   10-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,621
Posted By fufu
The dealer told me over the phone that they sell...

The dealer told me over the phone that they sell Draw-Tite. Not entirely sure though without going in and looking at them. They're very hesitant to give me any details other than "$300 installed" and...
Forum: Towing and Hauling   10-12-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,621
Posted By fufu
Are 06 U-Haul hitches made by Draw-Tite?

In Canada, the U-Haul hitch that fits my 06 Forester is about $100 cheaper than the Draw-Tite at the dealer. I stopped by my local U-Haul and noticed that the display hitches actually have a small...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-17-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,000
Posted By fufu
Yea 34k kilometres. I'll take it in to get...

Yea 34k kilometres. I'll take it in to get checked. I don't really like to service guys at our local shop. The mechanics are great, but I've had it in for a couple unexpected visits and had to fight...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-15-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,000
Posted By fufu
Sorry, I failed to mention that it's only got...

Sorry, I failed to mention that it's only got 34000K. So when I had it in the shop a year ago it was to change out the transmission and differential fluids. Apparently this isn't something...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   12-15-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,000
Posted By fufu
Is my head gasket gone? Loosing coolant and brown sludge in coolant.

I’ve got a 06’ forester 2.5X that I think has some type of problem (maybe head gasket).

I noticed the other day that the coolant reservoir was low (just below the ‘low’ mark). It was in the...
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