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New Gen tools? Just got a Forrester!


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#1 Deener

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

Hi all, I just picked up my first 'new gen' Soob and it's a 98 Forrester. I have only ever owned and worked on ea82's so I am wondering what sort of special tools, if any, that I should be looking for? I gather that I'll need an obd ii scanner, but are there any 'must haves' that I should be aware of that are specific to the new Gens?

I may have to do the hg's/check the heads first as it comes from a person who had overheated it. So ill probably re seal it while the engine is out...so I'm wondering if there is anything I should pick up that I might not already have.

#2 Durania

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

If you have an android based phone, I suggest you pick up one of these and get the Torque app.

http://www.amazon.co...bd ii bluetooth

#3 Deener

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

Excellent, thanks a bunch. I saw those online and wasn't sure if they were worthwhile or not.

#4 Durania

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:17 PM

Excellent, thanks a bunch. I saw those online and wasn't sure if they were worthwhile or not.


I have one and when my check engine light in my outback came on I was able to pull the code going down the road. I grew tired of Advance arguing with me that my 95 Outback was not OBDII. Told them I was not going to waste my time nor theirs if I wasn't right.




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