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  1. I have no idea, plus it was up a very steep winding road with cars parked all over the place so I don't know if they could actually get a recovery trick up there. I offered a tow and for him to use my phone to cancel them but he declined. Pity, I was going to get my mate to photo it, it would have made a good picture watching a forester rescue another forester. I felt sorry for the chap, a few folk made comments and he looked rather sorry for himself standing there as we left. Hope he got out ok.
  2. Starting problem

    Has stants has said. It can only be one of two things if it's not even firing. Must be either a power/spark problem or fuel. I'd try the jump start first then. Always start cheap and work up.
  3. Came across a 55 plate forester stuck in the verge up the fells. Gentleman had a Subaru hat on. I offered to tow him out but RAC were already en route and he didn't have any phone signal to cancel them. I'm sure I've seen the car before on here. If he is, did the RAC get you out ok in the end?
  4. My 04 forester

    Likewise, I work shifts as well, can't believe how mild this winter has been, only defrosted the car a hand full of times so far. This time last year I was up to my ankles in snow in the fells.
  5. My 04 forester

    Cheers mate, it's in need of a good polish but still chuffed with it. I was hoping for more snow this winter but I don't think we'll get any.
  6. My 04 forester

    Got bored the other week so fitted some led number plate lights and some amber sidelights to try and give in an imported look.
  7. Side Light Bulbs

    Photos of my amber side lights.
  8. Side Light Bulbs

    Apologies, I forgot to reply to this, I just got the cheapest ones off eBay as I didn't know if I'd like the look.
  9. 2.5 XT EJ255 TO DO LIST

    Tidy looking motor. I think they are the best shape, slightly biased since I have a 04 plate one, I bought it as it short term motor originally but I've fallen for it so want to keep it at least a couple of years, they're brilliant all round cars.
  10. I use a Bluetooth fm transmitter, got it off eBay it's called a X5.
  11. Side Light Bulbs

    Mine had white 501 bulbs fitted however I replaced them with amber ones. I just fitted standard 501 amber bulbs, didn't bother going for LEDs. I got a pack of ten from eBay for about £4 or £5. I think it looks quite smart.
  12. My 04 forester

    Managed to find a very small covering of snow today in the Lake District. Even though there was only a little covering of the stuff I was still surprised and chuffed with the grip, managed no bother going up the mountain passes where others wheels spun.
  13. The tow has been removed however the socket is zip tied up under the bumper, I'll have a check. I doubt it is that though as the code that pops up is P0519 idle air control system. Thanks for the advice though, it's worth a try.
  14. Forester 2.0 petrol any good?

    I was planning on drilling through and bolting the lightbar onto the crashbar behind the bumper to keep it secure, I didn't think about it sticking out even further than the bumper. Have you got any photos of what you've done?
  15. I prefer the look of the older Subarus, I wanted a cheap ish 4x4 just to play with over winter to replace a extreamly annoying and problematic low mileage Volvo v50 2.0D. I had to get a car with isofix for my daughters childseat and was delighted to find that the second generation forester had them. I've recieved some excellent advice from this forum so opted for a 2.0 petrol late model pre facelift SG on a 04 plate as I think they just look better than the softer shape that came in circa 2005. If was only ever meant to be a 6 month car to get me through winter however I like it so much that I've just had the rust that was just beginning to show on the rear arches sorted and hope to keep it a bit longer. I am really impressed with it, the only annoyance has been a reoccurring engine management light that's popped up every now and then but I know it's not serious and the exchaust is rather loud for my taste but I can live with that. I think for my next car I will probably go for a legacy, I don't know if it'll bet a 2.5 petrol or a diesel, depeands how much I I have to play with, I've had diesels for the last 9 years, my commute to work is now a 55 mile round trip so it would help going back to diesel however I've read some real horror stories for the pre 2010 diesels, I don't know if they've sorted it for after 2010 or not.