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Brothers mint 92 sedan needs a tuneup
Posted 09 October 2009 - 03:06 PM
My first car when I was 16 was a 84 wagon that I did lots of repairs on so I do know how to work on these cars a little bit. I was wondering what should be done on this car? I drove it and it runs like a top. Here is what I was thinking of replacing
What about the rear diff fluid and Transmission fluid? Its an auto if it makes a difference.
Thanks guys, I used the search function to look for stuff on tuneups but was kinda coming up with very little.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:04 PM
For the tranny seems now adays that leaving original tranny fluid if it shifts fine is better then changing it creating a problem especially if it looks darker then usual. But changing the front and rear diff fluid is a good idea. Remember the front diff dipstick is on the passenger side of the tranny
Sounds like a good deal take some pics too!
Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:24 PM
Plugs, the most basic NBGK V-powers are fine. Might want to replace plug wires also--Subaru OEM are best.
When you change the PCV clean out the hose leading to it too.
Rear diffs are rarely checked by people so it might be wise to drain and fill. Removing the plugs can be a chore, they're always tight--just make sure you remove the top one before you open up the bottom!
ATF--check the condition of the fluid. Might want to do a few drain-and-fills to freshen it up.
Also might be wise to check the brakes--pads, discs and grease the slider pins, fresh brake fluid and bleed the lines if you're really feeling ambitious!
Post a pic of the car sometime. My daughter had a '92 sedan in Spokane, now it belongs to her brother in Seattle. Love that car!
Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:24 PM
Timing belt, idler pulleys, water pump, crank and cam seals, maybe reseal the oil pump for good measure. Then the usual plugs, wires, fuel filter, pcv valve, air filter, oil change. Run a half can of Seafoam in the intake and a half can in the tank and you'll be good to go.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:52 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:31 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:05 PM
Basically just flex the hoses with your hands and look for cracks, brittleness, etc.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:22 PM
Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:39 PM
It looks like a "new" car, and at that mileage it's hardly broken in. Thanks for the pix.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:52 PM
I'm jealous myself because when I was 16 my parents definitely didn't buy me a car. I had to buy one with my own money. So I bought an 84 4wd wagon for 700 bucks. Had that car till last year when I bought my 08 impreza.
The middle brother has a 94 legacy wagon that he drives around while he is at college. Were kinda a subaru family. It all started with my dad having a subaru when we were younger and then it kinda made sense for each of the kids to get one with the winters we have around here and we are all big skiers so it made even more sense.
I hope he doesn't trash this car since he will be 16 and dumb. But, both me and my other brother got cars when we were sixteen and neither of us has ever wrecked or trashed one yet, so maybe he'll be ok?
Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:37 AM
But, both me and my other brother got cars when we were sixteen and neither of us has ever wrecked or trashed one yet, so maybe he'll be ok?
Yeah, he'll be okay. Talk with him, help him learn the beauty of a Subaru, show him some basic maintenance, how to check the oil and fluids, change filters, whatever.
He'll be okay because you're his big brother and he looks up to you!
(Okay, 'nuff preaching for now!!!)
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