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Outback / Re: Outback rear shocks
« Last post by PhilipH on February 21, 2018, 05:29:10 PM »
Thanks got the part numbers from them , KYB also sold thru Midas and Diesel Electric
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Introduction / Re: 3rd time Forester owner, good to be back.
« Last post by NeilV on February 21, 2018, 09:04:20 AM »
Welcome, awesome car you have, really looks good!  :D
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Outback / Re: Outback rear shocks
« Last post by PhilipH on February 20, 2018, 08:19:41 PM »
Thanks , ill try them .
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Tuning & Logging / Re: For the Noobs
« Last post by FozzieDriver on February 20, 2018, 02:27:03 PM »
Any help please.

1) Tactrix cable - I assume purchase online from ebay etc, any pitfalls, incompatabilities to look out for?
2) RomRaider and ECUFlash applications - anybody have a link saved somewhere or need I scour the internet for the apps?

I'm assuming with this setup I can get into the TCU (Transmission Control Unit) and alter parameters in there as well?
Tactrix will set you back R2800 maybe more. I would never buy it off eBay. If you just want to log then get a VAG cable. They like R300 off eBay and actually work.
Romraider you can download from the site and install. Same with ECUFlash.
No you cannot change anything in the TCU, what did you want to change?
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Throttle Response
« Last post by Veneficus on February 20, 2018, 02:12:13 PM »
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2) On a cold start, the engine wants to idle at 1500rpm, dab the throttle and the idle drops to 800 or so as normal.
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Cold start has always sat at 1500 RPM on mine and drops down as engine heats up
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Tuning & Logging / Re: For the Noobs
« Last post by sav on February 20, 2018, 12:55:54 PM »
What do you want to change in the TCU?
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Tuning & Logging / Re: For the Noobs
« Last post by dk on February 20, 2018, 12:28:37 PM »
Any help please.

1) Tactrix cable - I assume purchase online from ebay etc, any pitfalls, incompatabilities to look out for?
2) RomRaider and ECUFlash applications - anybody have a link saved somewhere or need I scour the internet for the apps?

I'm assuming with this setup I can get into the TCU (Transmission Control Unit) and alter parameters in there as well?
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Throttle Response
« Last post by dk on February 20, 2018, 12:17:09 PM »
Its a Drive by wire setup on this foz, so no, not a direct cable to the TB.
Air filter was replaced recently enough to be clean. I should strip and clean the entire intake and get an oil catch can though.

Nope no logging, I should get my hands on all the equipment and software. Anybody have a lead or used set for this?

I've done some testing to try eliminate a few things.

1) In neutral/park, the response feels fine. RPM's jump up the moment the throttle is touched, not the same as when in Drive.
2) On a cold start, the engine wants to idle at 1500rpm, dab the throttle and the idle drops to 800 or so as normal.
3) Noticed during cold mornings, I'm getting a vibration from the drivetrain, slight judder whenever I'm standing still or crawling with the transmission in Drive and my foot on the brakes either lightly (crawling forward) or fully (standing still). The moment I go into neutral or park the judder disappears.


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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Squeaking / Chirp noise when accelerating
« Last post by berndp on February 17, 2018, 10:19:53 PM »
Hi Peeps,

Did any of you Forester XT owners experienced a chirp / squeaky noise when accelerating.
Noise seems to be only under low rpm and after 4000 rpm it seems to go away.
There is no lack of power and is not getting any louder.

thanks for the help

Increase your radio's volume.
The "chirp / squeaky noise" will fade.
 ;D ;D
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Introduction / Re: 3rd time Forester owner, good to be back.
« Last post by jbh on February 16, 2018, 08:28:19 AM »
Nice looking car!!!
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