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Ja, second hand from that era I would also rather go Honda and petrol.

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Just under 10 is decent I would say. Nothing in the price and use range will beat that.

Or go to a 1.4ish petrol hatchback and then get 15 kmpl, but lose the space and capability.

Whatever you will gain in fuel consumption in a similar class car to a Foz you will lose somewhere else such as in price or capability.

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Writing off a Forester is still the most cost effective way of getting a newer model. Insurance pay out much better than out-of-hand value.

Get a NA Foz again. 

I went through the whole rigmarole of looking at other options when my motor ran a bearing a short while ago, but nothing beats a old Foz for value and capability.

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Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Parts needed for 05 Forester 2.5x
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »
Paul's price and service is top notch. My Foz is running because of him pretty much.

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Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Parts needed for 05 Forester 2.5x
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
Hi Subaru

Here's some tips:

- Lower Control Arm - Get secondhand from Sportronic in Cape Town or from City Deep Auto Spares in JHB.
- Rack end + Tie Rod - Same as above.
- Shock Absorber - Second hand same as above - New from Autozone, they can get them.
- Shock tension bar link - Same as above
- Water bottle - Same as above.

Very few if any shops keep pirate Subaru parts in SA, you have to get from guys that scrap them or import yourself.

You can also try the local Subaru Parts Group on Facebook.


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Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:37:07 AM »
Thank you berndp, some good tips there.

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Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:04:51 PM »
Pyro in CT might have some Whiteline stuff

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Suspension / Re: Bushings
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:17:23 PM »
eBay?

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General Chat / Re: 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS AT - Advice please!
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:17:05 PM »
Is it the facelift with the cam chain motor? Most probably.

I like them a lot, especially with the AT box, nothing wrong with them. They are less prone to head gasket failure than the EJ engine predecessors, but have a reputation for soft bores and rings and associated oil consumption.

If you are not after the extra power of the XT the facelift SH XS will serve you well.

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Contact Paul Rilley from Sportronic, he will have 2nd hand if you don't want to buy new.

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Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 29, 2018, 12:58:53 PM »
I have an old phone permanently stuck to the window for this.
All i have to do is give it a klap(swipe to unlock), and then Torque is running.....

You never park in the street? What do you do then, take it off?

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Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:13:47 AM »
Tastes differ. I really don't want to have to think about a phone and having it charged and switched on and out of view etc. Everything on the car must be permanently connected, when I turn on the ignition that's it.

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Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:57:47 PM »
Looks like a lekker option, especially at the price. Please give feedback when it arrives!

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Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:58:13 PM »
Thanks LSS, I've looked at the site suggested, but these guys sell pretty serious kit, looks like mostly professional racing driver gear, etc. Also not scared to charge! I can get a fairly comprehensive OBDII connected meter from the US, for like $60 plus shipping, so perhaps I'll fit a temporary solution until this arrives...

So the OBDII still runs off the stock water temp sensor? Can you set alarms on it? Please post a link if you do order? 

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Electronics / Re: SH heat gauge
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:39:37 AM »
Buy a Prosport water temp gauge and plumb it in.

https://www.performanceproducts.co.za/121-performance-series

The more expensive one has a warning light and beep as well.

On my TDL as well. Question however is where is best position to put the sensor.

Already have the oil pressure gauge, working a treat.

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