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Can you use the distributor off a 1988 subaru on your 1978 subaru?


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#1 billharryeobd2

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:09 AM

Can you use the distributor off a 1988 subaru on your 1978 subaru?
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Any ideas welcome..

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

Can you use the distributor off a 1988 subaru on your 1978 subaru?
:grin:

Any ideas welcome..


If it's off an '88 hatch, sure... if it's aything else, it will be a FI disty...

of course you didn't say if you sill ad the '78 engine or not :)

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

If it's off an '88 hatch, sure... if it's aything else, it will be a FI disty...

of course you didn't say if you sill ad the '78 engine or not :)


Lets assume hes not pulling the disty off a beautiful hatch and it is simply an ea82. In that case the answer would be no.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:03 PM

And , correct me if I'm wrong , he's going to want the automatic for the advance curve - yes?

Std. model or Hatchback - not Loyale .... he knew that. :)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:49 AM

Advance curve is the same between 4WD/2WD. There is no difference according to the graphs in the FSM.

As stated - anything other than a Hatchback will be fuel injected and thus will not work.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

anything other than a Hatchback will be fuel injected



'85 thru mid '87 you've got carb'd "Loyales" .... FYI.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:54 PM

but he mentioned it was off a 88.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

but he mentioned it was off a 88.



I'm just letting GD know about something in relation to what he offered. Pay attention please. :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:59 PM

Can you use the distributor off a 1988 subaru on your 1978 subaru?
:grin:

Any ideas welcome..


Yea, we need more information!

While we're at it...The NIPONDENSO carb distributor has two governor springs and 2 flyweights. I've swapped out many of those both...just not on a Subaru before.

Generally speaking, heavy cars and automatic transmissions use a different advance then manual trans and lighter weight.

#10 billharryeobd2

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:29 AM

wow,well,thanks for many discussion :banana:




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