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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#1226 of 1436 Re: ? looking @ a 99 subaru forester ? [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2007 (8:41 pm)
Two weeks ago the pulley went and cause the timing belt to jump. Repair ran $775.00 on my 2000 Forester. But the engine misses now and the dealer (who I am not happy with) said I have valve damage but did not say which ones. I wonder did he put the belt on correctly. The engine had 254,000 on it. How can I check the timing myself as well as the compression? Also, eBay has the CD version off the service manuals for $15.00 are they good ones? Thanks
#1227 of 1436 LL BEAN LOAD LEVELER RETRO FIT?
Nov 23, 2007 (8:29 pm)
Does anyone know if the LL Bean Load Leveler system (discontinued for the 2008 model year) can be fitted to other models of the Forester?
#1228 of 1436 Re: LL BEAN LOAD LEVELER RETRO FIT? [hypnosis44]
Nov 24, 2007 (8:52 am)
I would think so. This rear-only auto-leveling hydraulic system is offered on Foresters and Outbacks in many other markets, and has been in use for years.
#1229 of 1436 Re: LL BEAN LOAD LEVELER RETRO FIT? [rsholland]
Nov 25, 2007 (9:04 am)
The only problem I see about installing the load-leveling is that it's likely very expensive and only available from the dealer.
Nov 01, 2007 (12:47 pm)
I am thinking of putting a rear spoiler on my Forester. Other than being arodynamic I read that it helps keep dirt off of the rear window (I often drive on dirt roads). Is this true?
#1232 of 1436 Re: Spoiler [facops]
Nov 01, 2007 (1:29 pm)
I'm not sure how effective the spoiler will be in keeping the back window clean. I think the rear window dust deflector is what you want.
#1233 of 1436 Re: Spoiler [facops]
Nov 05, 2007 (10:26 am)
Purpose of a spoiler is to break up the airflow coming off a tapered body, which reduces drag. The fact that "streamlined" cars have excessive drag behind them was discovered by a fellow named Kamm, and led to flat backs for some cars (example: Corvette) and spoilers for others (example: Porsche).
A box like the Forester is inherently Kamm-backed, so the spoiler serves no purpose other than decoration unless the open slot between the spoiler and the window can direct a little airflow down over the window.
The rear window becomes dusty in the still air behind the car. A moving stream of air across the window, such as generated by a real deflector, prevents dust from settling.
#1234 of 1436 Re: Spoiler [aatherton]
Nov 05, 2007 (2:07 pm)
Yep, but is the deflector still around? I've only seen them on gen 1 Foresters (98-02).
Having said that, I never had one and it wasn't too bad. My wife's 02 Legacy is much worse about collecting dust.
#1235 of 1436 Re: Spoiler [ateixeira]
Nov 05, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Hey give me some credit here! Naturally I checked to confirm that the dust deflector was still listed as an option