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  1. Hi All, Taking the SVX over the hill on Sunday for the show at the Tui Brewery. Is anyone else heading over? Link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/283151798988899/ Have a fab day John
  2. Hi Ryan, I have my previous (2000) and current (2008) Foresters serviced by Pit Stop in Lower Hutt. They are a good bunch of guys and probably could give the car a good look over; give them a call (04 69 7674) and ask. There is also an AA place on Hutt Road (Lower Hutt) and they do vehicle inspections (04 939 9361); not sure if you have to be an AA member. Cheers John
  3. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215346574131029&set=pcb.10215346577171105&type=3&theater :-) I have made the link public... hope that works!
  4. Here is link to some pics :-) Tried to post but some reason won't accept the link! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215346574131029&set=pcb.10215346577171105&type=3&theater
  5. I was there! Parked not far from the Jags and beside a purple Peugeot and a pale blue 1950's cruiser :-) Had lots of interest and good chat with lots of people. Was a fab day... except for the traffic at Otaki!
  6. Hi! Heading up on Sunday morning for the show... any ClubSub from Wellington heading up? Will a nice run for the SVX and looks like a great day! https://www.nzherald.co.nz/horowhenua-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503788&objectid=12200572&fbclid=IwAR2zKoGmIoLLVZCRBwpIP7fCRJ0Pz-h4pwLR1iEg6BdHfD1zDkMvRWJC57U
  7. Turns out the valve was getting jammed open due to gunk in the tubing; to totally resolve it would mean removing the turbo and taking the engine out to replace! Their suggestion was to disable and get the codes blocked. This was done by Prestige in Petone and all is going well... total cost including investigation work came $640.
  8. Hi! I guess that would mean this Sunday is the next meet! Will see if I can make it :-) There is show coming up on Feb the 17th at Shannon... will be going up that one! https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/super-cheap-auto-shannon-spectacular-car-show/shannon Cheers John
  9. HI, Just tried to update my membership but it shows it is already paid (via PayPal). Are you able to let me know if anything is going pear shaped :-) cheers John Field :-)
  10. Called in to Armstrong this morning and they won't replace under the recall. It appears that although in the year range mine is not on the Vin register for replacement. Weird or what! $1700 for replacement! Eek!
  11. Hi! Have the same issue on my 2009 Forester XT. There is a product recall for this issue. https://www.recalls.govt.nz/recall/subaru-forester-impreza-legacy-outback-wrx-model-years-2007-2014 and can melt the pump! I have contacted Armstrong in regards to replacing... waiting to hear back. Here is the US info https://subaru.oemdtc.com/495/wtm-73-secondary-air-injection-pump-relay-2007-2014-subaru What does the system do exactly? It helps remove unwanted hydrocarbon emissions, air is injected post combustion for a predetermined amount of time after the engine is started. The system is only operational for a small amount of time post start (the amount of time varies depending on engine temperature, but is typically around 30-60 seconds), and inactive thereafter. It has no effect on engine performance or fuel efficiency it is solely there for emissions control. Hope this helps! Cheers John
  12. Hi! Just experienced the same issue in my 2009 ForesterXT and did some research on the web; there is a product recall for this issue. https://www.recalls.govt.nz/recall/subaru-forester-impreza-legacy-outback-wrx-model-years-2007-2014 Did you find out or were told about this? Not sure if you can be credited the US site says yes (see below)... I have been in touch with my local dealer in regards to this an waiting to hear back. https://subaru.oemdtc.com/495/wtm-73-secondary-air-injection-pump-relay-2007-2014-subaru Cheers John
  13. Hi All, Just had this issue occur with my 2009 Forester SH5. Just done some research and see there is a Safety recall for this issue (attached). Has anyone had this done through Subaru? https://www.recalls.govt.nz/recall/subaru-forester-impreza-legacy-outback-wrx-model-years-2007-2014 Cheers John
  14. Very tidy! My first Subaru was a blue XT (reg MX9138); loved it! Had issues with the suspension but the local subbie dealer did a some magic to keep it going. Was an amazing car to sit in and drive... the electronic dash was fab and the 'joystick' transmission. Clocked up a fair few ks and fun in her. Had to sell her when circumstances changed :-( Just checked out the reg on CarJam…. deregistered in 2002 and off the road at 222,000km :-( Have a 95 SVX now 360,000km and love her too! Fingers crossed for many more years of enjoyment and pleasure out all of our cars!
  15. Car: 08 Forester XT (SH) 5sp Manual Tuned: ECU reprogrammed by Xtreme Tuning Fuel: 95 as recommended. Tank not sure... about 55 I think Tyres; Hankook Optimo 415 Fuel economy: Daily commuting from Hutt Valley to Newtown Wellington is avg 12.1 km/l; long trips on the open road I have hit an avg of 16.5/l; towing the caravan... 7.6! Car: 95 SVX 4sp auto Tuned: Stock Fuel: 95 as recommended. Tank 70 litres Tyres; stock Fuel economy: I would guess around 10 per km/l
  16. Kia Ora, After 360,000 km we finally trading in our trusty 2000 Forester for 2009 XT (2.0 Manual) SH. Swapped the standard air filter for K & N and have improved performance and economy :-) The exhaust is looking a bit tired and wondering what is out there to improve performance without going too loud! Does not seem to be too much out there on the web for this model. Cheers John
  17. I have someone to take my spot for next weekend :-) Hope you all have a great time :-)
  18. Hi All, Bad news... family issues along with Forester requiring two new crankshaft sensors means I won't be able to make it next weekend. Is anyone interested in taking my track spot?? Sigh but that is life sometimes :-(
  19. Booked in for lunch and the Trackday :-) Will probably come to Tui HQ in the Forester and the SVX for trackday.
  20. I don't think there is a crew such; myself and 'Feetup' are going down and meeting around 11'ish my contact is 021 255 1904 :-) I am not heading over to Masterton for skids. Here is info on costs: COSTS:At the Hardpark - $5 per car and a gold coin per passenger. If you want to be super cheap just jump out of the car before you are at the entry and walk into the venue. At the skid pad its $10 per person to get into masterton motorplex. $10 per car to have a skid, and if you want to be a passenger $10 to head out onto the skid pad.
  21. Burnouts are in Masterton here is the info from the facebook page: THE CONVOY: All it takes is for one person to stuff it up for all of us. Respect will need to be shown on the convoy, show some respect for yourself and other road users. Watch your following distances and be courteous to others. And if the convoy breaks up a lil that’s all good, there is no way we can keep that many cars in a single line anyway. Officials will be stationed along the way keeping an eye and stay on your side of the road over the Rimutaka hill road. Overtaking isn’t going to help you get there much faster either, if at all. IN A NUTSHELL: - For the Riverbank the Hardpark starts from 11am to 3pm - The convoy will leave from the riverbank carpark at 3pm - The skidpad is open to our use from 4pm to 7pm AT THE SKIDPAD: The amazing team at Masterton Motorplex is running the skidpad side so if they have anything to add we will post it up. For the guys skidding, you will need a helmet, your battery secure and to make sure your skid wheels don’t have wheel weights on them. You will also need proper shoes for the skidpad, jandals wont cut it. Each car will go though a quick scruitineer and from there you will line up to have a skid. Passengers will need appropriate footwear and a helmet too if they would want to go for a ride. There is an official list to skid, but on the day if you want to have a skid its $10 to get on the pad. It’s a non competition laid back environment, it’s all about getting out there and having fun.
  22. Thinking of taking the SVX down; is anyone else going?
  23. Thinking of coming up; last year was such fun! Will see if I can do one or both days.
  24. Alternator drive belt has failed and I'm in Christchurch and I'm in Christchurch. Is anyone able to help??? Please contact on 0212551904. I am stuck!!! HELP! Currently in Hornby. Forgot to add that vital piece of information.