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Forum: Lighting and Electrical   04-03-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,149
Posted By BigAl
And again the subaruforester.org community comes...

And again the subaruforester.org community comes through. Our 2006 Forester was just victimized by some idiot rodent that chose to chew off the 2 wires exactly where they exit the connector.
...
Forum: Towing and Hauling   10-04-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By BigAl
trailers and weight distribution

This video demonstrates the importance and effect of weight distribution with trailers:

https://www.facebook.com/dunlaoghairemarina/videos/1471663689527395/
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   10-03-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 63,940
Posted By BigAl
What about time? Subaru's website...

What about time?

Subaru's website recommends timing belt replacement at 105,000 miles, or 105 months, whichever comes first. On the other hand, a handout I picked up at our Subaru dealership...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-14-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By BigAl
Definitely not a squealing sound.

Definitely not a squealing sound.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   02-14-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By BigAl
loud underhood whine when really cold

It's been colder than usual here in Toronto, Canada the last few days.

When I started up our '06 Forester (no turbo) this morning (-15F) I was surprised to hear a loud whining sound coming from...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   08-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,313
Posted By BigAl
I installed one of these aftermarket systems in...

I installed one of these aftermarket systems in our Honda Odyssey recently and was impressed by how well it works considering it cost only about $13.00 at the time, shipping included!

Buy 4...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   02-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,106
Posted By BigAl
We've had the same issue for the past several...

We've had the same issue for the past several winters with our 2006, currently at about the 60,000 mile mark.

It didn't bother me so much because I made it a habit of starting out in 3rd for the...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   05-11-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,233
Posted By BigAl
Forester falls down elevator shaft

Car crashes down elevator shaft - The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/new-cars/auto-news/car-crashes-down-elevator-shaft/article2016863/)
Forum: The Relatives   04-21-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,037
Posted By BigAl
Best used Subaru ad ever?

Here's a quote from a current Kijiji ad (http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1998-Subaru-Impreza-Wagon-W0QQAdIdZ268172820) (pdf also attached) for a 2008 Subaru Impreza wagon:
...
Forum: Canada   02-10-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,881
Posted By BigAl
We've had very good luck with Willowdale Subaru...

We've had very good luck with Willowdale Subaru on Yonge Street north of Finch Avenue in Toronto. Orson in particular at the service desk has always been great to deal with.
Forum: Wheels and Tires   10-28-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,476
Posted By BigAl
Funny thing - the other day we experienced almost...

Funny thing - the other day we experienced almost the same thing with the right-rear tire OEM Yokahama G900 on our 2006 Forester - a cut of about an inch on the inside (not the outside) area of the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   10-28-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By BigAl
The plug that came with my UltraGauge...

The plug that came with my UltraGauge (http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm) fits fine in our 2006 Forester, but is a little tough to remove (needs some patient jiggling in the confined...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   07-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By BigAl
We had Hydro Edges installed on our '03 Honda...

We had Hydro Edges installed on our '03 Honda Odyssey a couple of years ago.

The Hydro Edges have performed and worn well, but they are quite a bit noisier on the Odyssey than the OEM Michelin...
Forum: Off-Topic   06-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By BigAl
Tornado in Midland, Ontario

A tornado blew through Midland, Ontario last night: Tornado near Midland leaves twisted metal, tossed trailers, toppled trees in its wake - thestar.com...
Forum: The Relatives   06-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By BigAl
You could try a search of the Odyclub forums here...

You could try a search of the Odyclub forums here (http://www.odyclub.com/forums/)
Forum: Forester Shopping   05-19-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By BigAl
Good thing he's not going to the Greece, or the...

Good thing he's not going to the Greece, or the Spain!

(It's Ukraine, not the Ukraine!)
Forum: Interior and Electronics   05-17-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,480
Posted By BigAl
It's broken?

It's broken?
Forum: Exterior and Body   04-08-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By BigAl
Our hood was pummelled in a hailstorm last spring...

Our hood was pummelled in a hailstorm last spring here in Toronto. Two body shops wanted to replace the hood on the basis that the cost of PDRing the hundreds of dents would be cost-prohibitive. We...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-06-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,998
Posted By BigAl
This may be a key clue. if your car has an...

This may be a key clue. if your car has an automatic transmission, the starter safety ("inhibitor") switch may be defective or out of adjustment - in a manual transmission car I believe there's a...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   02-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By BigAl
Did Jeff Bridges' family win a free Subaru by driving one to the Academy Awards?

The answer appears to be no: Late Show with David Letterman Feb 12/10 (http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?pid=owuUp9x3K_6ExN6W1k6C1XCS9JCRgmjt&nrd=1)
Forum: Interior and Electronics   10-02-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
  ('03-'05) help programing remote
Views: 77,702
Posted By BigAl
If you've got a model year 2006 or similar for...

If you've got a model year 2006 or similar for which the owner's manual requires that you enter an 8-digit numeric code via clicks of the door lock switch, then you're SOL with an alphanumeric code. ...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust   06-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,966
Posted By BigAl
Wow! Just like my dad's 1967 Ford! Now that's...

Wow! Just like my dad's 1967 Ford! Now that's progress
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   05-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 77,183
Posted By BigAl
It's an easy matter of pulling away the trim that...

It's an easy matter of pulling away the trim that surrounds the sunroof opening in the headliner. Then there's lots of room to run a wire from the maplights to the centre domelight, either along the...
Forum: General Forum   05-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By BigAl
Is this it? (found at...

Is this it?

(found at http://home.comcast.net/~a6n6d6y/andy/Subaru%20AWD.pdf, courtesy of the mighty Google)
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-20-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,561
Posted By BigAl
[email protected] Christina Morris Senior...

[email protected]

Christina Morris
Senior Consumer Support Representative
After Sales
1-800-894-4212
Subaru Canada (http://www.subaru.ca)
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-08-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,426
Posted By BigAl
I may do it just to make a handy place for our...

I may do it just to make a handy place for our cell phone!
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,426
Posted By BigAl
Thanks for looking up that part number...

Thanks for looking up that part number (92174SA100). It looks to be correct: a Google search comes up with this page (http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/170409/car/61664/418547/parts.aspx) which...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-06-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,426
Posted By BigAl
What a great idea! Do you have Subaru's part...

What a great idea!
Do you have Subaru's part number for that pocket?
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   03-20-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,328
Posted By BigAl
What a great post! What with your recent post on...

What a great post! What with your recent post on relays, and your upcoming post on diodes, non-techies like me will feel a lot more confident as we let the smoke out of various electrical devices! (I...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical   03-20-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 77,183
Posted By BigAl
What a great mod! I can confirm that our...

What a great mod!

I can confirm that our 2006 needed to have the black & yellow wires reversed in accordance with your instructions.

Here's a dumb question: is there really a need for those 2...
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