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About Swayze88

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  • Birthday 01/06/1988

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    Forester 2.0 XT 2005 , XV 2.0 SE 2012 , XV 2.0 SE 2013

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  1. Swayze88

    What did you do to your XV today???

    I built myself a rally window hole thing. Always liked how these looked on Foresters , but couldn't see any in Europe to buy and didn't want to spend $$$ to get them from America. These are definitely form over function but could be useful if i were to put a piece of insect mesh between the layers, for camping ventilation if you were sleeping in the car. I was also considering putting in a 12V fan and connecting it to the Auxiliary to get some airflow through the car. This one turned out OK, but there are a few cracks and chips from cutting, and the pressure from the rivets caused one of the holes to generate a crack, so some other fixing might be better. Think i'm going to see if i can get a trace of the shape and get one cut on a laser cutter/etcher so its smoother and neater than my Jigsaw job.
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    What did you do to your XV today???

    Aberdeen Chris, I've been eyeing this grill bonnet combo for ages now, i just feel like its a shame to have a top TMIC and not have a scoop! If i did buy it i'd be getting it painted orange to match the car though. not a fan of random Carbon panels. Biggest issue stopping me from buying one is that I can only find it from China / Alibaba type stores and that I cant be 100% sure the scoop actually goes through or if its just a gimic with no airpath behind it! If anyone feels like getting one of these maybe we could club together and get a group buy? @Aberdeen Chris if you want to loose a few days of your life looking at diesel mods.... then click the link... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3998684/2010-subaru-impreza/
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    4 wheel alignment

    Reviving an old post, but it might be of interest to any owners going to get the tracking done. Our 2013 XV had bad scrubbing on the outside of the tyres and wore out a new set very quickly. Went to get the tracking done at the Subaru garage and they said nothing was too wrong. I've been putting a bit more pressure in the tyres since and they seem to be ok. As a side note, I'm standing in the garage getting my 2012 done and the Hunter system didn't have the XV listed! Luckily they were able to pull up Subaru USA and find a crosstrek so fingers crossed the settings are the same!
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    Making a better sound.

    Not sure why that didn't work, hopefully this one will.
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    Making a better sound.

    So i've been doing a lot of looking around and there seems to be a general thought that the removal of the back box on a Diesel makes sod all diference to the sound. I thought I'd try it out and see if it made any difference. Its only two bolts, it will take 20 mins I thought, well of course one of the bolts snapped in the flange, so it suddenly became a bit more of a pain in the ... rear. when you need bolt extractors, stud extractors, an impact gun and a breaker bar, its not been a sucessful day! In general i'd say there is very little difference. Driving around I couldn't notice a change until above around 3,000 rpm, which to be honest I rarely go above unless i'm in a rush. Above 3,000 rpm there was a louder "wooshing" sound, which I think might have been due to the exhaust pointing straight into the boot space. Anyway, Here is a video and you can decide for yourselves. https://youtu.be/yVaOEn4lNZ8 I've put it back on due to the direction the exhaust points, but might see if I can get a couple bends of pipe and delete it permenantly. The back box weighs 9.5Kg if anyone is bothered.
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    Topping up the air con gas?

    Hey Sinver, i'm pretty sure the XV uses R1234yf gas which is the new far less damaging to the environment replacement for R-134a. I would not try and top up with the R-134a gas, as the next time you take it to be gassed by a garage they will see the R1234yf is contaminated and have to clean the whole system. Unfortunately the Environmental benefits of R-1234yf come at a cost. its expensive stuff compared to the old R-134a, I would be tempted to take it somewhere like (Please don't shout at me) KwiK Fit, as they can test if the system has a leak prior to putting any gas in, typically they don't charge you if they don't fill it up. Hope that helps.
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    Slight knock under light load

    Good to know that they are dealing with it. Interesting to hear they have only replaced one injector. Good news for us as I can't imagine they are cheap or easy to do. Just because they have only had to replace one doesn't mean that you won't be the second! They hadn't don't any wiring looms till I took mine in 😁 Good luck tomorrow, hope all is fixed.
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    Intermittant Steering warning light issue

    Any chance this is related to the wiring harness recall? Have you had/do you know if the loom has been checked? Not sure if it was fixed for the 2014 model, but might be worth a check as that sounds fairly dodgy. Hope you get it sorted! Let us know what the outcome is.
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    Slight knock under light load

    I Don't like fake Carbon , but I like chrome even less. I decided to give wrapping the grill a go. It wasn't the easiest, as the grille bends and twists in every direction just to keep you on your toes. I think it looks pretty good, hopefully it lasts a bit longer than the plastidip did. (Halfords own brand). One day maybe when I'm feeling flush i'll get a black sports grille from America/Japan and be done with all the painting/wrapping! The tiger claw scratches are the reflection of a fence, don't worry!
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    Almost Mint Forester

    Check the water pump is spinning freely? I had issues with sporadic overheating which was the water pump jamming.
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    New XV on order

    Ooh, must be getting excited! No sleep for you tonight! Make sure you get some pictures when you pick it up!
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    What did you do to your XV today???

    Washed the cars, then decided to wrap the roof bars as the plastidip wasn't so good. Its pretty rough, but looks ok from afar!
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    More Power?

    Booked in with Quantum over the weekend and managed to pop along to a local(ish) garage last night and get the map put on the car. A very straight forward procedure, with the exception of the car not wanting to communicate via the OBD2 port while the battery booster was up at 14V, once lowered to around 13V the ECU started to communicate. Strange, but true. He downloaded the Original Map, sent it off to Quantum, and shortly after they returned it. He Loaded it onto the ECU and away we went. The fitter asked when the last oil change was done (Friday Night) said to keep on top of oil changes as the turbo will be working harder. - seems like reasonable advice. Drive-ability seems the same as before, no weirdness to report. Definitely has a little more go to it, and pulls a bit more from lower down. I've not been brave enough to go full hooligan yet, but will keep you updated. I've reset the trip computer to compare my fuel consumption over the next few miles. If i can restrain from flooring it too much i'm expecting the MPG to go up.