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General Chat / Re: Sudden Dead Battery - Forester
« Last post by jbh on Today at 03:15:27 PM »
And re program the settings on the radio I presume.
My battery lasted 6 years. But it worked hard as I sometimes have a fridge in it.
General Chat / Re: Sudden Dead Battery - Forester
« Last post by Fudmucker on December 16, 2017, 10:24:18 PM »
I have a 2013 SH - with the twin tailpipes.
I went for a drive today and all was good
Seems no damage done - I must just reset the clock.
General Chat / Re: Paul Riley is in CAPE TOWN
« Last post by MoetiXT on December 16, 2017, 08:17:22 PM »
 ;D ;D

I have moved to Paarl from Johannesburg and will be contacting Paul for my next service. and anything else to do with my ninja.
Thanks for the referral...  ;)

General Chat / Re: Sudden Dead Battery - Forester
« Last post by jbh on December 16, 2017, 10:56:44 AM »
Do you have a tracking system in the car?
What model? The H (and I suppose newer models) automatically switch off the inside lights if you leave a door open.
Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: Subaru Clamshell
« Last post by Alan E on December 16, 2017, 05:56:56 AM »
Hi All, Clamshell price reduced to R 2,500.00
Thanks, Alan E
N/A Tech Chat / GATES Parts
« Last post by Durbanboy on December 16, 2017, 12:53:48 AM »
Check your parts.

General Chat / Sudden Dead Battery - Forester
« Last post by Fudmucker on December 15, 2017, 09:03:15 PM »
I recently did two long trips in my Forester without problem.
Fuel used was 9.7lit/100km.

On Sunday SWAMBO and I went for our standing coffee date and shopping.
I parked the Forester in the garage and went on with life.
Having not used the Forester since parking it on Sunday,
we were on our way out to a family dinner on Wednesday evening.
The rear door wouldn't unlock...?
I opened the driver's door and inserted the key.
DEAD electronics.

As I have an auto, I could not take the shift out of Park to push it backwards to access the engine compartment.
I squeezed my way in and used a battery tender charger for 12 hours.
I managed to get some life in the electronics, but not enough to even get a click from the starter.
So I had to get my local battery guy to house call with a new one.

I can't understand why a battery went from working perfectly to deceased...?  :-\

Any similar experiences?
Outback / Re: 2011 Outback Manual CVT 2.5 Gearbox reliability
« Last post by Starfire69 on December 14, 2017, 05:03:42 PM »
I have a 2011 Outback CVT with 110 000km on it. I often tow trailers and do the odd off road course, as well as Mozambique once a year in thick sand. I have had no issues with it at all.
General Chat / Re: Two models to get the chop when next generation Forester arrives.
« Last post by Fozxt-zn on December 14, 2017, 04:40:04 PM »
they wouldnt gain anything from the models either, it will be built on the new global platform which the new wrx is already using with the same turbo motor and dropping the forester body on top
Suspension / Re: lifting suspension for 2003 forester
« Last post by LoopSoosStroop on December 13, 2017, 12:55:33 PM »
ScoobyDoo, remember that a strut lift and even a body lift does not allow you to fit bigger tyres on a Foz. You will need to increase the distance between spring perches and hubs, which is pretty hard to do.

Based on my comments above, what amount of lift are you looking for?

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