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Prob buying an 08 foresters XT that already has the STI 6spd tranny swapped in otherwise stock, anyone care to talk me out of it?

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2 hours ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

Prob buying an 08 foresters XT that already has the STI 6spd tranny swapped in otherwise stock, anyone care to talk me out of it?

Ringlands, headgaskets, spun bearings, oil pickup tubes cracking ...

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23 minutes ago, Bonus Lane Man said:

Ringlands, headgaskets, spun bearings, oil pickup tubes cracking ...

That's what you did to your STI?

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1 hour ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

That's what you did to your STI?

Nah, I just blew the engine once. But those are the "common" issues with all the 2.5 liter engines.

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1 hour ago, Bonus Lane Man said:

Nah, I just blew the engine once. But those are the "common" issues with all the 2.5 liter engines.

And then there's Joes STi..

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27 minutes ago, Dick Dastardly said:

And then there's Joes STi..

Yeah a brand new car with denied warranty because it was "his fault" the oil pickup tube failed and he spun a bearing.

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Well this thing is just gonna be a daily, I was looking at XS's originally but when I saw the XTs were also well within my price range the turbo bug started biting.  You know if the NAs are as problematic with the oil? 

A lot of the ones I've seen make a point to say the head gaskets were done and that both diff fluids were changed.

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2 hours ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

Well this thing is just gonna be a daily, I was looking at XS's originally but when I saw the XTs were also well within my price range the turbo bug started biting.  You know if the NAs are as problematic with the oil? 

A lot of the ones I've seen make a point to say the head gaskets were done and that both diff fluids were changed.

NA's are not as problematic (aside from headgaskets and oil pickup tubes) it's usually the turbo ones having the big issues

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1 hour ago, Bonus Lane Man said:

NA's are not as problematic (aside from headgaskets and oil pickup tubes) it's usually the turbo ones having the big issues

So are these constant problems or are there replacement parts that can prevent issues?

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4 hours ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

So are these constant problems or are there replacement parts that can prevent issues?

Oh yeah, there are aftermarket better replacements (killer B motorsports makes the pickup tube for example)

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That's all I needed to hear, so next question is it illegal to wrap the 40 in Swedish police vinyl with a blue light bar on the roof?

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3 hours ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

That's all I needed to hear, so next question is it illegal to wrap the 40 in Swedish police vinyl with a blue light bar on the roof?

Probably. And please don't do it.

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