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    Forester XSN Boxer D

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  1. Flat battery

  2. Flat battery

    One of the quickest ways to wear out an engine and components is to start the vehicle once a week for 5 or 10 minutes. The engine never gets up to full working temperature therefore causing excess wear and tear, the carbon build up inside the engine will eventually cause poor running issues and excessive fuel consumption. There is also the added caveat that if it is a diesel vehicle the DPF would soon fill up and never have the chance of burning the soot causing further problems. Best just stick the battery conditioner on once every week or two for few hours to keep the battery topped up and when you do take the vehicle out don't just take it to the local shops and back, go for a good run to get everything up to temperature
  3. Flat battery

    That's when refitting a battery, if it isn't fully charged the battery management on the Audi will throw an error and not allow the car to start. Again nothing to do with this situation
  4. Flat battery

    To connect batteries in a series, you need to use jumper wire to connect the negative terminal of the first battery to the positive terminal of the second battery. This would give you a 24V output, so has absolutely nothing to do with this situation
  5. Flat battery

    No you'll be fine connecting onto the negative battery post
  6. Flat battery

    Get yourself a CTek charger and if you don't use the car on a regular basis you can charge the battery once a week for a few hours and all should be fine. Even though they are advertised as 'intelligent chargers' do not leave it charging the battery for weeks on end as it will eventually destroy the battery. Also your ECU will be fine, you don't need to have it reprogrammed Link to charger here... Click
  7. Forester SH diagnostics tool

    Thanks again, looks like I'll need to do a lot of reading up now
  8. Forester SH diagnostics tool

    Great thanks stants, I already have a genuine Vagcom lead for my Audi so can I use that for the Subaru and if so where do I get the software to run it on the Subaru? I'm not very clued up on these things so a link to software would be great
  9. Forester SH diagnostics tool

    Thanks for the reply stands, do you mean Vagcom?
  10. Looking for a diagnostics tool for my 2009 SH Forester diesel. Would like something that will clear faults and able reset oil dilution values after a service Would prefer something that isn't phone based What do you guys recommend?
  11. 17" Forester tyre recommendations?

    Glad you're sorted, they're nice tyres
  12. 17" Forester tyre recommendations?

    I fitted Michelin Crossclimate to my Forester over a year ago and they have been faultless in that time. They've had several trips into the Scottish Highlands during the winter last year through Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
  13. Forester rear Parking sensors

    Not that I'm aware of, it's really a pretty basic crap system with no adjustments.
  14. Forester rear Parking sensors

    OEM sensors are Waeco labelled as Subaru
  15. Brakes are poor

    Thanks for the reply, I'll look into your suggestions and post the results