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  1. been driving a good old Subaru 2009 with something like 140 000 km in the counter... i loved that car ! manual ride ! very responsive and sporty boxer engine but i had discovered my brake pedal was kinda unresponsive made it to the dealer as sonn as i discovered brake problems it was kind of the visible part of the iceberg but i have a plan to repair that car Now i bought an Impreza 2016 Hatchback Touring trim ! im very satisfied as always with Subaru product. Excellent comfort and habitability. i can discern a concern for detail very admirable. love those boxer engine and AWD Subaru is my ride
  2. I’m collecting a late 2005 model WRX Wagon next week, and the steering wheel is seriously tired - first picture (looks worse close up) I’d like to change it to the earlier version, also pictured, is this possible or will there be airbag issues? If not this one are there any other options I have? Any help much appreciated. James
  3. Hi all, I’m the owner of The Shine Guys, a mobile detailing company in Wales I’ve just bought a 2003 legacy Gl that I’d like to operate from so I will be converting it into a van. I will be posting the build thread here! Any detailing services required drop me a message on 07715328072, a discount will be added for customers gained from this forum. I would like to do a free paint correction and protection, to someone local! to be considered feel free to message me on what’s app with a pic of your wildest scooby and your location. Thanks Chris
  4. I am the proud owner of a Subaru Outback 2.5 2007 SE. and love it. But I do have a few gripes about it. I cannot seem to be able to Buy OEM splash guards / mud flaps / gravel guards you choose. I've seen some for sale at S Pecht subaru stealership £65 plus VAT and delivery for the front set and the same for the rear totaling £171. It seems a little steep considering the choice for every model after mine on Ebay / Amazon etc any one know if there are any reasonably priced ones anywhere els?
  5. Hello everyone, new here 😎. Owner of Forester XT 2006 2.5L, Looking forward to be a part of the community 😁.
  6. K1998ii

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  7. Can anyone help. I have a Subaru forester 05 and water is leaking from one of the front headlight washer spray nozzles. It opens correctly but when it sprays water just pours out from under the car. The other side is working perfectly. Both open and pop out correctly but there is obviously a leak somewhere. Any ideas what I have to do to fix it?
  8. Hi all, the mrs is looking at a 16 XV, petrol and CVT. I know my ‘12 diesel/manual in and out, but am a bit in the dark about the newer models and the CVT. Does it for instance also have a timing chain? Any things to keep an eye out for when test driving this Saturday? thx
  9. Hello people, the front brakes on my 2008 impreza rx are binding so I now want to upgrade them I believe they are 2 pot vented at the moment. From research I dont think sti ones won't fit but will the wrx 4 pot ones fit?? I've found wrx pro calipers and disks for about £250. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
  10. I hope this is allowed on here, since lego have not yet released a subaru in their range of vehicles, I've decided to create one and submit it to lego for possible release as an actual set. If it gets enough votes, it will be considered for Becoming an official set. Hopefully people on here like it enough to vote for it, just click on the link.
  11. Hi. I have a seibon Carbon bonnet on my 2005 blobeye however the current washer jet nozzles seem to be too small and move about in the new bonnets holes, are larger ones available and does anyone know from where or have any ideas. Gratefull for your responses.
  13. Hi everyone ive just joined and am going crazy. I have spent months going round in circles looking for a company in the uk to send my subaru impreza 2002 wrx to for an engine build. i would like more power full engine build tuning ect. Please can i get some reputable recommended company`s thank you.
  14. Hi Guys My brakes are sparking and need changing does anyone know what size the disc pads on the front and back are as I they come in different sizes? Car is a uk turbo 2000 year 1999.. Cheers
  15. Hello, I own a Subaru WRX STI from 2007, Hawkeye, I live in Denmark and I'm currently looking for a EJ25 bare block engine. No pistons, no nothing and untouched. I'm looking to get this untouched EJ25 engine block mounted with forged pistons to make a bit more power and to future proof my car and put the current engine on the shelf. If you have one laying around with no cracks then please contact me. Kind regards Mikkel, from Denmark.
  16. Hi all, hope you are all well! I recently brought my scooby and loving every minute of it. I've spent the last 4 months keeping it standard and decided that it is now time for me to upgrade it. I'm not looking for outrageous power, would be happy with 250 - 270. The car to my knowledge is completely standard, bar the backbox which isn't standard (not a twin pipe). I've been doing my research and found this post on here typical upgrade path newage impreza 20 wrx. Read well. Has anyone tried and tested these methods, with dyno results to prove? I have been looking at exhaust systems and wanted to remove a cat and replace another with a sport one. Would this still pass a MOT? My next question would be where do you guys buy your parts from? eBay is just flooded with cheap stuff, would prefer to buy branded unless you guys rate a lower brand etc. Regards Brian
  17. £10,999 Stunning example of a Subaru Impreza STI in world rally blue with 18 inch alloy wheels. Full service History (Last serviced in June) MOT until 13/07/19 69k miles 3 previous owners 2 KEYS 2.5l - 297hp Bucket Seats 8 inch android touch screen (Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Phone & more with android apps) 3 driving modes Controllable diff Drives fantastically, excellent condition has been very well looked after Recently had a full paint detail so looks great A few stone chips on the bonnet, and some age related marks but overall great condition Completely stock so a perfect starting point for modding, or keeping original Looking for quick sale, available for test drive upon proof of insurance and driving license, or i'm happy to take you for a spin. Daily driver so mileage will increase slightly
  18. SELLING OR WILL SWAP FOR 5x100 Subaru Impreza STI Rims and tyres All rims in great condition, few scuffs and slight curbing on one (pictured) 2 front tyres are great condition and Firestone 2 Back slightly worn on inside but still completely legal 225/45/17R 91W 17” Rims, 5x112 PCD Only selling as they don’t fit my car £160 ono
  19. While having a spirited drive my cars eml started to flash i pulled over read the codes it was a misfire on cylinder 1 and 3 along with the p0113 and p0102 (maf and iat code) i cleared the codes and continued. replaced all 4 plugs to clear the misfire codes, but the p0113 and p0102 code returned i swaped the maf over with a known working one and still the issue only difference now is it doesn't do it every time I drive only under hard acceleration now and again. wireng fault maybe or has anyone seen this before and knows the anwser
  20. Does anyone know where I can find these mats? They are standard for my Hatch STI but can’t seem to find them anywhere. I bought a full set from Subaru for £55 but my passenger mat has now been damaged and needing replaced. I wouldn’t want to buy a full set again.
  21. Subaru UK announces specifications and pricing of the 2018 Outback, an update on the current generation model 2018 Subaru Outback receives upgrades to exterior and interior designs Inclusion of Lane Keep Assist completes EyeSight safety technologies on 2018 model Available in two trim levels, SE and SE Premium Significant upgrades and redesign for 2018 model come at no extra cost to customers Pricing remains the same as , starting from £29,995 for the SE model to £33,010 for the SE Premium model Host to a series of updates, both to the exterior and interior, Outback is a rugged crossover estate, redesigned to raise cabin quality and refine the model’s plethora of safety offerings. The Outback update showcases Subaru’s ‘Better Where It Matters’ brand ethos offering excellent safety, capability and reliability credentials. Boasting a significant upgrade in technology and trim, the changes come at no extra costs for customers as pricing remains the same as the previous model. Among the most significant changes to the exterior design for Outback is the redesigned front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights. The hexagonal grille redesign showcases a sharper, more defined shape and incorporates the distinctive Subaru wing design, which draws parallels to the iconic horizontally opposed Subaru Boxer engine. An addition to both the exterior design and the safety suite is a new front view camera, which has been positioned below the marques six-star badge. Placed on the front grille, the front view camera can monitor a 180°-degree area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot. These images, as well as visible guidelines, are displayed on the touchscreen to aide drivers in gauging potential hazards in front of the car and improve overall manoeuvering. Allowing for increased all-round visibility, the 2018 Outback SUV is fitted with an additional side view camera mounted at the base of the passenger door mirror. Displaying the area diagonally in front of the passenger side of the Outback, the resulting imaging allows drivers to navigate through narrow spaces with greater ease. A “view” switch has also been positioned next to the X-Mode button allowing the driver to move between display options on the centre touchscreen. A welcome addition to the Outback is the inclusion of Lane Keep Assist, which completes the EyeSight driver assistance safety technology suite – included as standard on all 2018 Outback models. Lane Keep Assist offers gentle steering control if the vehicle is about to deviate from its lane at approximately 40mph or above. Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology suite includes: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-collision Braking System and Pre-collision Throttle Management. Steering Responsive Headlights are also new to Outback, with the introduction improving driver safety and increasing visibility at night. The headlight beams mirror the driver’s steering input to illuminate corners when turning. Interior changes include a subtle redesign to improve the atmosphere for occupants of Outback. New decorative gloss black panels and silver surrounds create a consistent and sophisticated look, whilst the touchscreen size has been increased from 7” to a new 8” multifunction colour touchscreen for the SE Premium model, which is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ and DAB radio functionality. The SE trim level also receives and refresh with an updated 6.5” multifunction colour touchscreen and fabric seating trim with heated front seats. Outback is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre ‘FB25’ petrol unit. Due to the size and shape of Subaru’s Boxer engine, it is installed lower down and further back than a conventional engine for a lower centre of gravity and transitions beneath the passenger compartment in the event of a collision, providing an added level of safety for occupants within the vehicle. The Boxer engine – with its unique ‘punch-counterpunch’ rotational cycle – offers smoothness, low vibration and noise, plus excellent accelerator response. The 2.5L engine produces 175PS at 5,800rpm and 235Nm torque at 4,000rpm. The engine returns fuel economy of 38.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 166g/km. Prices for the 2018 Subaru Outback start from £29,995 for the SE Model and £33,010 for the SE Premium. Pricing for the new model remains unchanged from the outgoing Outback, with updated features and redesigns baring no additional costs for customers and drivers.
  22. Subaru UK has started 2018 with a new and refreshed direction, launching its brand campaign – ‘Better Where It Matters’. Partnering with creative agency MullenLowe, the premier campaign strips to the true essence of Subaru, highlighting its core values; Safety, Capability and Reliability. The campaign celebrates the launch of the all-new Subaru XV, which has already collected high profile accolades globally including a Best In Class award for the Euro NCAP 2017 end of year results. The ‘Better Where It Matters’ campaign showcases the true strengths of the all-new XV to customers and audiences, focusing on what really matters to prospective Subaru customers in today’s day and age. Subaru is renowned for its engineering expertise and quality, traits which the ‘Better Where It Matters’ campaign boast throughout its communications. The campaign spans a number of communications channels, culminating around a strategic media partnership with National Geographic, bringing together a shared audience and active prospective customer base. Subaru’s Communications Manager, Alexandra Lyons, commented: “Auto advertising all looks and feels the same. The engineering that goes into our cars sets Subaru apart from that style over substance. We don’t have the biggest marketing spend in the car market so we need to outsmart others to win attention, and this work for the XV does just that.” ‘Better Where It Matters’ launches on January 19th, made up of TV, cinema, print and online creative and a media partnership with National Geographic. The campaign also sees a new direction for Subaru in the UK, with the campaign complimenting a new business strategy for 2018.
  23. The Subaru XV is the antithesis of the Nissan Qashqai. It’s a car that shrugs off concerns of image, bought by the kind of people who care more about space for their labradors than how low the monthly PCP payment will be. The firm has no shame in positioning itself where Land Rover was a few years ago: selling no-nonsense four-wheel-drives for those who care more about capability than how they look. The outgoing Subaru XV has been on sale in the UK since 2012. If you’re not familiar with the XV – or indeed, any of Subaru’s range – then don’t worry. Subaru itself is the first to admit that it does things differently to everyone else, and that means it can be difficult to place its line-up against competitors. Subaru is keen to position itself as predominantly an SUV brand. Sure, there are anomalies (the GT86-twin BRZ and recently replaced Impreza, to name two) but the hot WRX STI that most of us picture when we think of Subaru is facing the axe. At the core of the Subaru range are its SUVs: the small XV, medium Forester and large Outback. The new XV follows the Impreza in gaining Subaru’s new global platform, and is set to become the firm’s best-selling model in the UK. FIRST IMPRESSIONS If you imagine a car company divvying up the budget for the development of a new model, Subaru definitely allocated the majority of the cash to its engineering department rather than design. It’s not a looker, in our eyes (and you may struggle to tell the difference from the old XV), but it certainly looks like it means business. The front end is apparently meant to reflect the boxer engine behind it – we’ll let you decide how successful that is. The rear, meanwhile, is wider, enhancing its almost-a-hatchback appearance. While many rivals, and indeed the outgoing XV, try to look bigger and more SUV-like than they really are, the new XV almost does the opposite. At 1,570mm high, it’s no taller than its predecessor, and lower than the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq. Despite this, it boasts an impressive 221mm of ground clearance, giving it a sort of ‘Impreza on stilts’ appearance. FIRST SEAT There’s been a bit more cash spent on the interior, but we’ll stop short of calling it ‘premium’. The brand itself highlights the lack of soft-touch materials in the cabin – you wouldn’t want your aforementioned labradors scratching the arm rests within weeks of taking delivery, would you? While you’re going to be disappointed if you compare it with the new Volvo XC40, the interior of the Subaru XV is very much fit for purpose. It’s practical, with an extra five litres of boot space and a wider opening compared to the old model, and there’s plenty of space for front and rear passengers. Visibility is excellent, and we spent several hours in the seats without any complaints. There’s a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with DAB radio, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. It’s intuitive enough to use, if not up to the standards of some upmarket rivals. FIRST DRIVE There’s a very simple Subaru XV line-up in the UK. Buyer’s get a choice of two engines: both petrol, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre. All XVs will come with a permanent four-wheel-drive transmission and a ‘Lineartronic’ CVT automatic gearbox. We’ve only driven the 2.0-litre model, which Subaru estimates will account for at least 80 percent of sales, and found it to be reasonably refined. It’s a boxer engine, as per Subaru tradition, which the firm says brings various advantages: reduced vibration and noise thanks to its greater balance, as well as a lower centre of gravity thanks to the engine being mounted lower in the car. Of course, some of those advantages disappear when paired with the CVT gearbox. Floor it, and there’s that tell-tale CVT noise as you ask for all of the power at once, but most post-WRX Subaru buyers won’t be driving quite so aggressively. It’s not the most unpleasant CVT ’box to use, either, with fake gear ratios mimicking a conventional auto transmission. While buyers outside of Europe get the option of a six-speed manual gearbox, Subaru has no plans to offer that here in Blighty. The CVT gearbox is required for Subaru’s autonomous safety systems (packaged under the ‘Eyesight’ brand) to work to their best. It also has an extra advantage off road – an area Subaru is pushing hard as the XV’s unique selling point. By having one continuous, adaptable gear, the CVT will never temporarily break the power when the driver dips the clutch to change up or down. Anyone who’s ever driven up a snowy or muddy hill will know how much momentum can be lost during a brief gear-change. While XV buyers aren’t expected to take part in the recreational mud-plugging scene, they are likely to be the sort who’ll be traversing muddy fields to feed horses or driving along snowy mountain tracks to access remote farmland. A good chunk of our time driving the XV during its early-drive event in Latvia was spent off the beaten track, a sign of how serious Subaru is about its off-road intentions. Fortunately, the XV is really in its element when conditions are challenging. Designed from the off as a four-wheel-drive vehicle, the symmetrical 4×4 system means everything – the engine, gearbox and propshaft – are in a straight line, resulting in an ultra-quick response to shift power around when traction is required. Essentially, this means it’s much more capable in the rough than you’d expect from a small, relatively low-down vehicle. If things get particularly challenging, hitting the ‘X Mode’ button locks the CVT’s clutches, mimicking a conventional diff lock and making it difficult to get the XV stuck (trust us, we tried). There’s a hill descent mode too, which works brilliantly well – maintaining a gentle pace down snowy descents. FIRST VERDICT The Subaru XV is a niche product. With only two powertrains on offer, and both of them petrol, it’s never going to appeal to the mass market – especially as you can only buy the XV with four-wheel drive and a CVT transmission. Comparing the XV with rivals is also fairly pointless: people will buy the XV because they want a safe, practical, four-wheel-drive vehicle that’ll last forever, and the obvious rivals all have very different strengths. This could be an issue for Subaru, as there’s very little on offer that’s going to tempt buyers from rival brands. With most Subaru drivers snubbing the three-year PCP cycle, the firm can’t rely on its customers returning every few years, either. As such, we’re never going to see a huge amount of XVs on the roads. However, if it works for you, it’s a fundamentally good car. More convincing than the recent Impreza, the new XV handles better than before, with a focus on safety rather than flair, while the interior is a big step up from its predecessor. We also appreciate the XV’s feeling of invincibility. With so much of its development budget clearly spent on engineering, it’s not only very safe, but feels like it could last forever. Despite its flaws, the shortage of good powertrains and a CVT gearbox only, we’re rather taken with the new XV. STAR RATING VERDICT: 3.5 Original article courtesy of Motoring Research By Andrew Brady| December 11th, 2017 Original article link:
  24. Hi guys I was driving my car and reved it under a bridge with clutch engaged after that the car doesnt want to go into any gear. It does engage in gear whilst car is off, as soon as you start it all you hear is TICK TICK TICK and you are unable to engage into any gear. Has this happened to anyone? P.S. It is not the engine.