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About Swayze88

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  • Birthday 01/06/1988

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    Carnwath, South Lanarkshire
  • Subaru Model
    Forester 2.0 XT , XV 2.0 SE

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  1. Found out what the wee circles with 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 on the speedo are for. (Maximum speed in each gear) Also found out that there is a symbol that looks like a cog/gear with an arrow in it. I was coming down a fast 60mph road and needed to turn left onto a very small lane so went from 5th gear into 2nd while braking hard (Clutch was still in at this point) and all hell broke loose, beeping and flashing basically telling me not to be an idiot and not to release the clutch, then it stopped as soon as my speed dropped past the circled 2 on the speedo. Interesting feature I suppose it stops you blowing the engine up by mistake, as long as you know what its beeping at you for.
  2. Was behind a Silver XV today near cairn o mount in Aberdeen, reg ??66 MMO looking good in Silver with big mud flaps and and a dog guard. Anyone on here? I was in the works black VW Passat. (Yawn)
  3. Forgive my lack of technical knowledge on this. Injectors Failing causing crankshaft to break? Would this be due to the injectors firing at the wrong time or too much fuel/ too little fuel? Would a replacement set from a Newer engine/upgraded set, be the fix or is it more complex than this? (surely it must be more complex?) Cheers.
  4. Hello, I am considering replacing my Petrol SG Forester with a Diesel Impreza. But have been reading a lot about the early engines failing with a broken Crankshaft / Crankshaft Bearing. Does anyone know what VIN number or Engine Serial number was the last of the worst (Euro4) engines, that way I can try and ask around and avoid any lemons. - believe it was end of 2009 they changed the design but would rather go on serial numbers to be sure. Thanks in advance for any help!
  5. Just Gamble on not needing it! Weight savings and all... But in all honesty, I've got a Can of Gloop in the boot and an electric pump stuffed under the drivers seat for any emergency. I've had one puncture and drove 18 miles wondering what was wrong with my suspension before I clicked that it was flat! Turns out, much like the original Citroen DS :) Foresters are not bothered by punctures.
  6. I think (could be wrong) that the Tribeca is the only Subaru with a Legal 7 seat capacity. So that would limit your choices, Although I'm sure that you could squeeze 7 into any model of forester :)
  7. Spent Saturday having a good clean of the car, and trying to polish out some of the minor scratches that come from driving down country lanes and parking in supermarket car parks. I was giving the door jams a wipe down and noticed a section of bubbling paint. Car is a 2013 model. Has anyone else had any issues with the paint in this area? or had any paintwork sorted under warranty? I'm fully signed off on the body and paintwork checks on the car so hoping that if it turns into an issue it should be sorted relatively easily?
  8. I like it, but I think I prefer the old wheels. No mention of a hybrid version though.
  9. Changed the rear Brake Pads on the XV yesterday as one side had got down to the metal! 40,000 miles and I think it was on the original pads. (I naively thought the garage would have changed them when we bought the car at 34,000 miles) Really easy to do, such a joy working on a car with next to zero rust, didn't even need to take the breaker bar out the toolbox! No awkward electronics, 2 bolts, re grease and just a simple wind back. I think the rear pads are fairly common over the Subaru Range, so they are not so hard to come by which is nice. not sure about disks though.
  10. Hey, Just creeping over here from the Forester & XV pages.... My Friend is looking to trade his 09 WRX Hatch in for a 2016 BRZ. The one he has his eye on is an ex-demo with around 600 miles on the clock. Is there anything that he should look out for? My only concern was that it might not have had the nicest run in period with people booting it during the test drive. I suggested that there is the possibility of a 1000 mile optional oil change that he should bring up (think I read that on here somewhere) but other than that I cant think of any issues on an essentially brand new car. He has test driven it once already and back to back with the Toyota GT86 & an STi 330 and seems to be smitten with the BRZ, so just want to make sure he doesn't end up with a plumb. Look forward to your input. Thanks in advance
  11. I Hope we get a hybrid in the UK soon, If its as nippy as the Diesel and gets better MPG i'll buy one as soon as I can afford it. Hopefully they make it a plug in Hybrid like the Misubishi Outlander.
  12. Dug, Where did you get your little inserts? They look good, could be tempted to get a set if they are not too pricey.
  13. Oh No. Have you spoken to your Subaru dealer regarding this? Is her car one of those affected by the wiring loom recall? It does sound like a software fault, I wonder if its something strange like an ABS sensor? Maybe its giving a strange reading that prevents the auto hold/hill start. Obviously that does not explain the central locking. Have you tried with both Keys? I take it its nothing silly like the battery going flat in the key? Let us know how you get on, hopefully its something that can be sorted easily.
  14. Last week I had the other half take it in to get the check done on the wiring harness - it came back all clear as far as I was lead to believe. I've just had a few instances of it throwing up weird error messages, the low oil one, and "Vehicle Dynamics Control System needs to be checked" one. I wondered if it was related. I'll keep an eye out to see if they keep occurring.
  15. Had mine checked yesterday when the car was in getting the tracking done. No issues found.