Last post on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:08 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#5 of 9 Re: Rust Stains in 2009 Forester [xwesx]
Jan 23, 2010 (9:35 am)
I had a 1990 Jeep that I bought new in 1992, rust ate totally thru the exhaust before I had it a year! Probably because it had sat on the dealer lot and been thru numerous short test drives.
#6 of 9 Re: Rust Stains in 2009 Forester [xwesx]
Jan 23, 2010 (10:15 am)
I just assumed the Forester had stainless steel exhaust. Is this not the case?
#7 of 9 Re: Rust Stains in 2009 Forester [xwesx]
Jan 25, 2010 (7:53 am)
That's long enough that any condenstation will burn off and evaporate.
It's the short trips that kill an exhaust, where the exhaust doesn't even get a chance to warm up properly.
#8 of 9 Re: Rust Stains in 2009 Forester [billyb]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:46 am)
Well, even though I have 2010 Forester, I am not sure of the exhaust materials. The exhausts were SS back in the late '90s, but then the cars came standard with many items that are now options, so cost cutting is the name of the game these days.
It should be covered within the emissions warranty, shouldn't it?
#9 of 9 Re: Rust Stains in 2009 Forester [xwesx]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:08 am)
I'm not sure either, to be honest. I googled it and was buried in hundreds of ads for aftermarket stuff.