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most likely not. To prime the lines, turn the key key ON and OFF a few times without starting the car.
could be the injector. If not, tight valve clearances would cause a misfire condition. has any work been done on the engine recently?
Could be just condensation in the exhaust, or could be signs of HG starting to go. Have a repair shop perform a coolant/exhaust gas test.
I assume your forester is non-turbo. Rockauto.com, you're looking at $75 + shipping and maybe 20 mins to swap it. Turbo is a little more pricey and trickier to get to. Good luck
Seeing that you are from NE, pinholes in the fuel filler neck are a common problem. My best advice is to replace it with OEM part. Its a fairly easy repair with basic tools and jack/stands. The reason for corrosion on older Imprezas is the plastic dirt shield that does exactly the opposite - keeps dirt, sand, salt in direct contact with the filler neck. Good luck
First thing to do, would be checking the fuses and relays. Does the condenser fan come on when AC is turned on?
If the timing belt hasn't been replaced before, it would be highly recommended to do so during the HG replacement. Gates makes a full Subaru Timing kit that includes new tensioner, water pump, belt and idlers. If skipped at this time, timing belt failure can lead to much more expensive repairs.
Have the code pulled. A number of things can cause that condition.
Not necessary to remove the hub. Hub Shark can be used for bearing replacement while the spindle is still on the car. Harbor Freight sells cheaper version of that tool that can be used by average mechanically inclined DIYer. The advantage of doing the replacement this way is the alignment stays untouched.
As long as they both are SOHC, it's fine, just swap the flywheel and clutch over to the new motor.