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About Swayze88

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  • Birthday 01/06/1988

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    Carnwath, South Lanarkshire
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    Forester 2.0 XT , XV 2.0 SE

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  1. Nice one, glad you got it all sorted out, and are enjoying the car! Get some pictures up so I can wave at you in the street!
  2. Has anyone had any issues on the XV with the outside edges wearing quickly? When we bought the car a year ago it was fitted with a new set of Event Potentum UHP 225/55 R17 V97 I had the tracking checked after about 6 months, with no noticeable changes required, but now ~14,000 miles later the outside edges have scrubbed really badly. Just wondering if it is a common issue or not?
  3. We paid £585 from AF Noble for our 4th year service! fook me i had my pants pulled down. Lucky I didnt let them do the front brakes/pads else i wouldnt have had much change from £1k.
  4. I don't believe 3rd is a problem gear, I only get to drive ours at the weekend as its the parters car. Definitely don't rush into it, there are plenty XV's coming on the market at the 3 year old mark, I'm sure if you wait you will get another. I rushed into buying our one, and I ended up doing an oil change, filters and alignment to satisfy myself that the work had actually been done. You might also be better off looking at one that has just had its 4 year service, as this is an expensive one, with rear diff oil and all other sorts of costly fluids included.
  5. XVGUS, I had a quick look at the pullies on the XV, I took a video, but can't upload it at the moment. I did not see any significant movement on any of them. The tensioner had a slight wobble as the belt ran around it, but probably only 1mm or so in the direction the belt would be pulling it. For reference this is on a 2013 diesel with about 47,000 miles, it's just had it's 4 year service.
  6. I'll try and have a look this evening, if I get home before the other half goes to work in the XV.
  7. I was driving the XV down some pretty windy roads the other day, and this soft rear end question popped into my head. Coming from an Outlander which I assume? is 4x4, but FWD when driven normally? Could it be just a feeling of coasting through the corner? I certainly feel that if you are on the throttle in the corner the back end grips and stays firm, but if you lift off and coast, it becomes bouncier.
  8. None taken, I only had the dealer re-gas it as I was able to get it done FOC due to the car being bought from them. I'll see if there are any specialists nearby that can have a look at it.
  9. Think I might have a similar problem, When we got the car ~ July last year the Aircon was pretty rubbish. I got the dealer to re-gas and it improved (I would say that it was still not as good as it should have been). Now the hot weather is back it is much more obvious that the AC is not working again. we ran the car with AC on for 40 mins and i think it must have been blowing at about 19 degrees, certainly not Icy cold like AC should be. As the car is now 3 years old, what are my options? Do i have any clout at the garage i bought it from to get it sorted? or Will Subaru look at it?
  10. That's what I thought. So told them to put it back together and I would do it myself. Tidgy, your right, way cheaper to go through ECP or the likes. Part of where I work does truck maintenance, so I managed to get pads disks and a fitting kit for under £100 through a local motor factors I'll fit them when they start to grind.
  11. Yikes! Just had a call to say that the front Brakes were getting thin and that they would need to do discs and pads. Wanted £345 to do them, and that was a reduced rate as the brakes were already in bits £87.36 per disc £124.00 for Front Pads £45 fitting (Half an hour as brakes were apart for the service apparently)
  12. Our XV is in for a service today (4th year) they are wanting £510! (AF Noble - Penicuick) As its there or Ian Grieves in Falkirk (whom I don't think did a wonderful job last time) I've bit the bullet and told them to go ahead with it. Will report back what they do.
  13. Welcome! Sorry to hear you don't love your XV, I agree with you and marcothio, the do feel a bit soft at the back, but they definitely do grip. I wonder if it is set up a bit like a pick-up with the expectation that you will always have 100kg of stuff in the boot to firm up the ride? I'm sure they did some suspension tweeks between facelifts, I cant remember if they made it softer or firmer though... Comparing apples for apples the Outlander is surely a closer match in size to the newer era Foresters? While the XV is essentially a tall Impreza. Hopefully the back end isn't anything stupid like cheap tyres, or over/under inflation, and I hope that you can get to a happy place where you are confident in the ride. (I'm sure one snowy day will shake any feelings of doubt!)
  14. 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.
  15. 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)