Jump to content

Aye Up from a wanderer


Recommended Posts

Hi everyone. After many years of dreaming  I now am the proud owner of a 2018 Forester XT, pre registered but driven off the forecourt with 16 miles on the clock . For the last 15 years I have had VW Transporters as my donkeys and they have served me well. I carry out minor servicing and repairs like oil, fuel filter changes and brake pads. Keen to hear any tips for doing likewise on my new Forester. I am old school and believe in running engines, and power trains in. I have just completed 1000 miles and changed the origional oil and filter and will again at 5000 miles. What do people recommend as far as oil changes for engine, gear box (cvt) and diffs. I do tow quite a bit so  would expect to do more frequent changes. 


Also any tips or recommendations on oils etc appreciated.   





  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wotcha and welcome - I do engine oil every 5k max but the diff oils 10-15 book says 30K I think?

If you are doing a lot of towing you might want to consider a transmission oil cooler - it recommends one in the book for my RX if doing a lot of towing

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...