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  2. Ended up just getting from dealer, pricing was decent enough, delivered.
  3. Success! Thule fixing kit 5178 does the job. Paired with Thule footpack 7105 and Evo 135 bars. I think you can use other Thule footpacks and there are certainly other Thule roofbars. Trick is to follow the spacings as per the instructions precisely, fully loosen off the foxings when attached to the footpacks (use supplied allen key to loosen off as much as you can after slotting the fixing into the footpack) before placing, per spacing specs, onto roof. When on roof, make sure footpaks are properly seated into roof channel and then start to tighten one side, only do about 3 turns before doing the same on other side. Alternate between sides using the 3 turn method until each sides are torqued. This method prevents the footpack on one side popping out of the roof channel before the other side has been fully torqued. It helps to have tow people.
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  5. 2019 Outback - Full-size spare fitted straight into my wheel well. Original kit was a pot of slime and a pump. (Not even a micky-mouse skinny wheel). To my mind, not good enough for a car with off-road capability, so I bought a spare. Had to go to the dealer to get one that matched the already-fitted 18" alloys. Cost about £400 with a cheap tyre! It included the foam plastic insert for the jack etc. This insert is apparently for the 17" wheel. As mine has 18" alloys it rattles about a bit. It was also a bit tall, so I modified it with woodsaw - fits much better now. Only thing to watch for - if you have big knobbly all-terrain tyres, they may not fit. Have to measure the OD. My wheel well is just over 28" diameter, leaving about 1/4" or so.
  6. Apparently you also have to be careful of the rear diff - the breather is low, and you may ahve to check/change the oil in it if you drown it. It is possible to extend it a bit higher.
  7. Wotcha and welcome, yes they are addictive 😁 feel free to share photos etc all friendly on here
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  9. Hi. Please feel free to give us a try for insurance if you wish. Regards, Dan.
  10. I thought i`d say `Hi` as always dreamed of owning a trick STi and with the whole COVID pandemic over the last 16 months or so has shown us just how vulnerable we are - so px`d the jalopy, 2 weeks in and just blown away by the grip, performance and handling ( and still not played with the middle button yet! ) Im sure i will be back with a ton of guidance questions, but for now just trying to keep my eyeballs from vibrating 🙂 keep safe, Mearsi320R
  11. I'm embarrassed at how difficult I'm finding it to compose this notice, but i'm putting my Subaru up for sale (I don't remember getting this emotional when we waved goodbye to our trusty Honda Civic). For those of you who just want to deal in facts, I'll try to be as accurate as possible: 2005 Reg 2.0L Impreza WRX SL Optional full Leather, Heated seats,Sunroof pack and AC. Sonic Blue. (just under) 105,000miles. FSH. 2 keys. Completely straight example, owned by 1 family (2 owners) from new. Not modded, raced or rallied. The car was bought from new by my Dad (as a retirement gift to himself) his 2nd after i persuaded him to buy a 2000 classic blue Mica saloon in 1997 and he never looked back. Bought from Subaru Threeways garage in North Wales and run for the first 74,000 miles by him. I bought it off him in the April of 2013 and have had the car ever since. It's now done just short of 105,000miles (104,890, to be precise at the time of writing). Although it's been my only car, it's not been used for work and is very much just a weekend car, hence the slow down in mileage. Serviced by Subaru for the first 30,000 miles. Timing belt was done at 50,000 miles. This has been a much cherished car by two generations of my family, so why am i selling? Well in the name of transparency, after i had an ABS sensor changed a few weeks ago, i decided to have a service done this week, to head off any issues. They flagged up some corrosion on the underneath, at the rear of the car, the shocks are sticking and the engine is running a little warmer. Coupled to this are a few annoying issues (driver side window motor has gone and the passenger side headlamp is fogging up). Although I can't believe i'm saying this, whilst the car is still running well, it feels like the right time to sell. I decided to post here, as I wanted the car to go to someone who knew what they were looking at and would have the time and knowhow to spend on a project. I'm happy to take more pictures and field any questions. The car is in North Leeds (West Yorkshire), £6,000 (open to sensible offers). Call/Text any enquiries to Tim on 07882 583881
  12. Does anyone know what should be holding these bolts to the gearbox mount? A washer or plate? And if so, where could I get the spare parts? Cheers
  13. both TUV approved, both high quality AL so not much difference there. WRT the cooling ducts, may work but I wonder how often you would need to be stripped and cleaned to remove the brake dust clogging up the grooves?
  14. Thank you 👍🏻, I am just looking for someone to appreciate it for what it is, she would make a good show car 😁
  15. I went with Sky, now safely insurance. I have all my mods in an excel spreadsheet to send them so there can be no doubt as to what is covered and justify the value
  16. Tip is to write everything on paper to avoid it being declined when you need it the most! (experienced this before).
  17. Charge the battery first. That maybe the solution next time.
  18. Last week
  19. I appreciate why you feel the need to do that. No one likes to feel vulnerable and potentially stuck with a 'dead' car, especially if away from home. But it's annoying to have to go to those lengths. Is the car still under warranty? It can't be right that a modern car has such a chronically persistent issue - if that's what it is. Rather undermines Subaru's boasts of reliability if it can't be solved.
  20. Has anybody got a useful list of places to waxoyl on Subaru hawk sti jdm. Boot doors fuel filler flap etc. Be useful with winter approaching. Thanks
  21. Hi I’ve just got a XV suv and got to say I love it, is there any way I can open (not just unlocked the boot) as I walk up to it?
  22. I've taped the boot light in the off position as I've turned it on a couple of times taking stuff out of the boot. I've also purchased a NOCO potable jump starter battery supposedly good for 20 jump starts so if the battery dies I will be able to get it going wherever I am.
  23. Hi all, Sadly it is time Goodbye to my Litchfield Forester after owning her for over 13 years, she was used to drive up and down the motorway to various sites in the north I had to visit to interview for 5 years, so much of the very LOW 40,280 miles are motorway miles. She has been stored in a dry insulated unit from end of 2013- may this year (the land is now sold for planning so we have to clear). Now fully recommissioned mostly by Brian at Cams performance Subaru specialist in Darwin, she sailed straight through the MOT needing nothing at all (no advisories), although I have had all the Discs/Pads & handbrake shoes replaced since to ensure she is tip top, bills for over £2,300. Her condition I believe is exceptional for the year & the interior apart from some small scratches around the heater knobs area is almost as new (protection sticker still on the radio & rear seat adjusters etc). There are some small scratches around the wheel nut holes (thanks mr ATS) but no kerb damage at all, Continental Conti sport 5 tyres with 5 mm on the front/6 mm on the rear & there are as you would expect some inevitable stone chips but no scratches or dents visible on her as she has been doted over……the boot area is immaculate as we Immediately purchased a Subaru Forester floor protector and on top of that hey Hatchbag boot protector was placed so underneath it’s like new, the spare has never been on the vehicle as far as I am aware, certainly still looks like new. As she is a Lichfield we purchased her in 2008 direct from Iain Litchfield with just 7,500 miles on her, we chose her & he imported her for us, she already had STI strut braces front/rear, STI turbo boost gauge & control box & 18” Prodrive anodised wheels. Then Iian added AST fully adjustable suspension & his performance pack 330bhp/330lb/ft torque comprising of a MILLTEK exhaust, K&N panel filter & bespoke remap, she is very quick with the power coming in lower, stronger & sounds amazing. A Cobra alarm was fitted with certificate. Full service history (whilst in use), Two owners, my business first and then me at the same address, all manuals, service history, original sales receipt & 2 keys present ……..Drives without fault hence the price. Price £16,500 Please Comment if you are interested or want more pictures, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for reading …..
  24. I've had an 06 subaru legacy 3.0r. Looses collant after 5 minutes of driving. Doesnt lose any on idle. Temp guage throws its self too just under the red and fluctuates there. Have replaced the radiator and thermostat and no changes since. Every time i check the water after driving its like the radiator is half full and and water isn't cycling. I've suspected it to be 5 things. Water pump, A/C pump, head gasket, intake manifold gasket or cracked head. Just looking for abit of direction. Thank you
  25. I should have added, I turned all of my internal lights off, and have left them off, weeks ago. There's also an interesting thread currently on this issue here currently (no pun intended 🙂 ) subaruoutback.org
  26. I'd also read about this being a problem with Subarus too. I've just been car camping for a few nights and had the boot open for extended periods and the doors too. Fortunately no issues. Same on a previous trip away in June - boot open to provide shade. I have been following the advice of the dealership I bought the car from, who (when I mentioned the battery issue) told me to drive with the side-lights on, even on short trips. Apparently, this forces the alternator to recharge the battery. I've no idea if that's a load of codswallop (and I can't see why it wouldn't charge it anyway just like in all the other cars I've owned and never had to replace a battery for years in), but so far I've no issues with a flat battery (that'll jinx it!!). Let us know how you get on, as with winter approaching, and the nights drawing in ( 🙂 ) I want ALL the electrics to work as and when needed.
  27. Hi all, Sadly it is time Goodbye to my Litchfield Forrester after owning her for over 13 years, she was used to drive up and down the motorway to various sites in the north I had to visit to interview for 5 years, so much of the very LOW 40,280 miles are motorway miles. She has been stored in a dry insulated unit from end of 2013- may this year (the land is now sold for planning so we have to clear). Now fully recommissioned mostly by Brian at Cams performance Subaru specialist in Darwin, she sailed straight through the MOT needing nothing at all (no advisories), although I have had all the Discs/Pads & handbrake shoes replaced since to ensure she is tip top, bills for over £2,300. Her condition I believe is exceptional for the year & the interior apart from some small scratches around the heater knobs area is almost as new (protection sticker still on the radio & rear seat adjusters etc). There are some small scratches around the wheel nut holes (thanks mr ATS) but no kerb damage at all, Continental Conti sport 5 tyres with 5 mm on the front/6 mm on the rear & there are as you would expect some inevitable stone chips but no scratches or dents visible on her as she has been doted over……the boot area is immaculate as we Immediately purchased a Subaru Forrester floor protector and on top of that hey Hatchbag boot protector was placed so underneath it’s like new, the spare has never been on the vehicle as far as I am aware, certainly still looks like new. As she is a Lichfield we purchased her in 2008 direct from Iain Litchfield with just 7,500 miles on her, we chose her & he imported her for us, she already had STI strut braces front/rear, STI turbo boost gauge & control box & 18” Prodrive anodised wheels. Then Iian added AST fully adjustable suspension & his performance pack 330bhp/330lb/ft torque comprising of a MILLTEK exhaust, K&N panel filter & bespoke remap, she is very quick with the power coming in lower, stronger & sounds amazing. A Cobra alarm was fitted with certificate. Full service history (whilst in use), Two owners, my business first and then me at the same address, all manuals, service history, original sales receipt & 2 keys present ……..Drives without fault hence the price. Price £16,500 Please Comment if you are interested or want more pictures, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for reading …..
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