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#1 OREchipmunk78

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:41 AM

I have a '87 GL fwd wagon with the Ea82 spfi and I was wondering what would cause it to run real smooth but be very sluggish between 10 and 25 mph? I mean you can put your foot to the floor but she feels like your not giving it anything.... :confused:

#2 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

Many Reasons could affect the Behaviour of the Engine, when Runnin' on Low RPM's, beside the Vehicle's Weight / HorsePower Ratio, Load, Kind of Road; I can Think on these "Easy Check & Fix" Ideas that Might Help:
  • Bad Timing.
  • Failing Advance at the Distribuitor.
  • Clogged Cat and / or Muffler.
  • Worn SparkPlugs.
  • Low Octane Gasoline.
I Kindly Suggest to do a "Tune Up" Changin' Sparkplugs if they're Old and Check your Subie's Engine Actual Timing Degrees, it Should be Around 20º

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#3 OREchipmunk78

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

Thanks I just had the timing belts replaced at the dealer but i do need to do a basic tuneup...Heres hopin that will fix the problem...

#4 987687

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

On the SPFI the ignition timing is supposed to be 20 DBTDC




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