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forester2002s last won the day on April 12 2016

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  1. My 2002 Forester uses tiny incandescent micro-bulbs #7219 (each fitted into a small plastic screw-in fitting). Radio Shack used to carry these as #272-1092 (is Radio Shack still in business?) #7219 micro-bulbs are also available on eBay and Amazon.
  2. Knock-sensor failing? (although this would usually set a P0328 CEL)
  3. I've heard that cross-country travellers, like truck drivers, love satellite radio. They can listen to the same radio station all day, even as they get out of range of terrestrial stations.
  4. On new cars, Subaru might include a free short-term subscription to Sirius. E.G. only 6-months. After that you have to pay.
  5. I admit that this is unlikely, but: - Does this 2010 model have the 'Eyesight' function? - And could the 'Eyesight' be applying the brakes, thinking that a collision was imminent?
  6. Thanks for this great tip! I too have lost lots of little miscellaneous bits and bobs all over the place.
  7. The last 3 digits of a Subaru part number indicate revisions to the part. The higher number, the latest revision.
  8. Replacement wiper-blade refills seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Too bad.
  9. I also have a 2002 Forester with the EJ2.5 engine; in that car I change the oil (dyno) at about 3,000-5,000km. I've had that car since new with very few problems (I changed the headgaskets at 226,000km using 11044AA642 MLS gaskets). The car is now burning a little oil between changes. However in the 2017 Forester, I use full-synthetic oil. That's why I go about 8,000km between changes (recommended is 10,000km). And as I said above, it consumes virtually no oil.
  10. I have a 2017 Forester with the FB2.5 engine. I change the oil about every 8,000km. The oil level on the dipstick stays at the 'Full' mark all the time (measured when cold).
  11. +1. And when you wiggle the fusible link, what else moves? The battery-post clamp, for example?
  12. Try wrapping some electrician-tape around the mating surface on the latch-loop (the steel-loop attached to the sill of the trunk). No too much tape, or else the latch won't work. Just a wrap or two can cure rattling a hatch-back.
  13. I bought a Mizumo Auto kit a while ago (on eBay). The timing belt quickly developed transverse cracks (on the back side). The belt had no markings, and Mizumo would not respond to my queries about the belt's manufacturer. Beware!
  14. Swap the #6 sparkplug with another. See what happens. Then swap the #6 sparkplug wire with another. See what happens.