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General Chat / Re: Should I buy an old Forester.
« Last post by LoopSoosStroop on August 16, 2018, 09:21:40 AM »
 ;D
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General Chat / Dash Rattel
« Last post by ABDurbs on August 15, 2018, 03:55:29 PM »
I have a 2015 Forester with 18k on the clock and until about a month ago I was extremely happy with it.

However it developed a very annoying rattle from somewhere behind the instrument panel. When I took it in for its annual check I asked the dealer to please check and fix the rattle. I got the vehicle back and was told they strapped up any loose wiring and there is now no rattle. Two weeks later and the rattle is back and getting worse.

Before I take it back to them, is this a known problem and does anybody else on this forum have this issue with their Forester? I did check there was nothing loose in the cubby hole and consol, and the noise definitely sounds like it is behind the instruments and not the problem with the panel near the centre air vents.

I just know the dealer is going to say he cant hear it  ;D
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Introduction / Re: New 2.5 XT owner
« Last post by Anton2.5XT on August 15, 2018, 12:53:52 PM »
Thank You.
I am based in Cape Town
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General Chat / Re: Should I buy an old Forester.
« Last post by Matthew Hardwick on August 15, 2018, 10:07:01 AM »
An update.

My mother decided she could not part with her car. I don't really blame her, its had every service early and the mileage is low. She got scoobyworx to fix the head gasket and put in a metal radiator, shes replaced the carpets etc and I assume she has taken up drinking because she is now looking for someone to pinstripe her car. I'll post pictures if she does find someone to paint it.


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Introduction / Re: New 2.5 XT owner
« Last post by Garrsie on August 15, 2018, 06:34:42 AM »
Welcome Anton! Wishing you many happy XT kilometres!

Where are you based?
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Introduction / New 2.5 XT owner
« Last post by Anton2.5XT on August 14, 2018, 08:09:28 PM »
Good day..
I am the proud owner of an 04 Fozzy
Glad that I have joined the forum
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« Last post by berndp on August 14, 2018, 07:54:14 PM »
On mine, no overheating in my time, before gaskets were done.
The gasket was sweating, and because the engine was out to do the clutch, the guy suggested to do the headgaskets as well. Less labour cost.
Now, after +100k km, the gasket is sweating again. :(
I am certainly not pulling the engine for that.
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« Last post by LoopSoosStroop on August 14, 2018, 12:45:28 PM »
Did the leaking HG just leak or did the car overheat?

How was the block surfaces cleaned before the heads were re-installed?
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« Last post by berndp on August 13, 2018, 05:00:53 PM »


Hi Guys,

I have having the same issue. Got a leaking head gasket fixed - in fact, got both replaced and machine-skimmed at the same time - and after that my oil consumption increased considerably. About a litre per 1000kms, which is sounds like everyone says is normal.

I took the car back to my mechanic and he did a compression test, which was fine. He then said that on high revs, it seemed like some oil was getting past the rings. I don't understand how the car didn't have oil passing through the rings and was using less oil before the gasket job but did after the repairs. Any ideas?

That could be part of the reason. Skimming causes higher compression.

If it's anything like mine, listen out for ping, very light throttle @ approx 2000 - 3000 rpm.
Would be interesting  ??? ???

However, 1 ltr/1000km is a bit high. Did you change oil brand/type/viscosity at the same time as repairs?
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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« Last post by GMCN on August 13, 2018, 03:56:25 PM »
Mine had work done on the heads only
Nothing further was done on the engine as far as I am aware

Hi Guys,

I have having the same issue. Got a leaking head gasket fixed - in fact, got both replaced and machine-skimmed at the same time - and after that my oil consumption increased considerably. About a litre per 1000kms, which is sounds like everyone says is normal.

I took the car back to my mechanic and he did a compression test, which was fine. He then said that on high revs, it seemed like some oil was getting past the rings. I don't understand how the car didn't have oil passing through the rings and was using less oil before the gasket job but did after the repairs. Any ideas?
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