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Where can i park ANOTHER subaru???
Posted 31 January 2004 - 06:36 PM
Anyhow, he sais he has a '84 GL Wagon that he needs to get rid of. Sais its running on only 3 cyls, and that its an auto (YUCK!). I ask if its 4WD, and he sais yes... then add's that its MPFI. So i question the year, and then he adds that its turbo'd.
So... he sais he's looking to get $350 for the car. He told me it has a sticky valve, but runs good and said he'd guarantee it'd pass if i could get it running on all 4 again.
Someone here has to tell me not to get this, or else i'm going to have to start parking on my lawn again.
Posted 31 January 2004 - 06:48 PM
Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:11 PM
I do need an engine for my CIS conversion, and this is the one i need.
I'll take it for a test drive, and see if that Sticky valve is a cracked head or not.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 01:23 AM
Dont leave me hangin Bud.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 01:36 AM
You might need to rephrase your no winter in California comment to ... no winter in Sacramento.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:14 AM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:18 AM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:02 AM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:55 AM
Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:38 AM
I'll go check it out tomorrow. I gotta take this engine hoist back, and the dude works there. So i'll call him up and take it for a drive.
With a sticky valve, should I still do a compression check??? or will the valve mess with the numbers.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 04:39 PM
thats bad when it comes to subarus. just buy it and figure out where to park it later. that would be the responsible thing to do.,
on the seriouse side. its an ea81t GET IT NOW>
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:09 PM
I could really use it for parts. Im thinking of picking it up and stripping it. My 84 Wagon needs new seats and interior pieces, grill & hood. Also, the MPFI heads and intake will work perfectly for the CIS experiment.
Also, if its an original california car, its more than likely rust free and straight, so there might be some Turbo parts comming avail soon.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:17 PM
I have worked on a lot of VW's and volvo's they are great when they run well but when there are problems with that system it is a bit more complicated to trouble shoot than EFI.
Im going against the flow here if you want to butcher this car. leave it for some one who will fix it up right. those are totaly a rare thing here in CA. unless its a total beater already.
and yes if it is a sticky valve it will change your compression test readings.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:37 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 04:28 PM
Its gonna kill me to strip it, but i really have no choice. If I do look at it, and its too mint... i would consider repairing it and driving it... but my '84 is screaming for EFI.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 05:40 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:16 PM
Weber would be nice... but a new weber would cost $300... not to mention, ive already paid for one and am awaitiing its arival via Cameron, which could take years at this pace.
I'm almost positive i can get this EA81T complete for less than $300.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:33 PM
Seriously, you didn't miss anything. NO Brats in the truck section and they pulled out an entire row of '85-'88 wagons and sedans............and they put Hyundai's in there place! We don't get any respect, do we...............
CIS huh?....................I have owned and driven several Audi, VW and Volvo's with that system...........it has advantages as well as some quirks................I would say those cars have more torque because they are inline engines; not so much that they have CIS.................................
Buy the car; for $300, you can't lose.........unless it's a total rust bucket or completely beat to heck.
Just my .02
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:31 AM
im going for the CIS more for its basic operation. No sensors or complicated computers. Also, since its never been done before, we dont know how it'll work. There is a guy here who did the CIS conversion on a EA82, but i'd like to see what it'll do on the EA81.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:28 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 12:22 AM
if you really need the room to park it i have PLENTY of room.
just pay for shipping to 82601:D
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