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#1 87 Pimped Gl

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 03:43 PM

Alright I just got a 88 Station wagon and I am having a few problems. First of all the car is not passing emmisions. It is running 44.0 on CO with the limit at 20, What i have noticed that has been done to it, plugs, wires, o2 sensor, cap, rotor, air cleaner, and vacumm hoses replaced. Well first of all the car hesatites when accelrateing even with turbo running. What I have noticed when I pulled the plugs is that they were white on top and black oil covered between the electrode. I also saw this on the o2 sensor but just the white part. what is this, and can i rip off and plug the vacum oil lines that go into the air intake?

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 03:54 PM

Alright more fun stuff. The torbo seems to be fine but looks like it is leaking. I had to replace a small raditaor hose that feeds the turbo coolant??? Is this right? I know it uses oil but antifreeze too? If this is right I was thinking that the coolant is leaking into the turbo and getting put into the engine causuing it to misssfire. Causing the funny colored plugs, they look brand new but look like S*it. Can any one help. I lost my subaru repair manual, and am very sad because i was used to my EJ-22.

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 06:43 PM

Alright more fun stuff. The torbo seems to be fine but looks like it is leaking. I had to replace a small raditaor hose that feeds the turbo coolant??? Is this right? I know it uses oil but antifreeze too? If this is right I was thinking that the coolant is leaking into the turbo and getting put into the engine causuing it to misssfire. Causing the funny colored plugs, they look brand new but look like S*it.


I thought that the ea82t was watercooled(thus the antifreeze line), not oil. :confused: But im not too sure. Someone who knows what they are talking about will chime in eventually.

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:49 PM

I thought that the ea82t was watercooled(thus the antifreeze line), not oil. :confused: But im not too sure. Someone who knows what they are talking about will chime in eventually.


the turbo on the ea82t has both. the oil lines provide the bearing, and the antifreeze lines cool it. if it is leaking coolant it will not go into the engine, but into the exhaust where it will be burnt. this could cause the failed emission test.

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 08:32 PM

Any other suggestions on the bad missing when accelrating? I also have a new problem....:rolleyes: SO now the car died on me while driving...it wont start but turns over just fine. I checked to see if i was getting spark and It's not :banghead: I suspect the coil. How do I test the coil??? I will do a search for it. But any other sussestions would be helpfull. One more thing....What is the thing plugged into the coil? could it be bad? And agian how do I chech that.

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 10:48 PM

Alright, problem solved, the rotor does not turn so I have a bad timing belt. Hurray!!! Well thanks everyone for helping me. Give me a few days and It should be up and running agian. Well anybody want an 88 Dl Turbo $800 just so I don't have to fix it. I'm located in Denver CO just to let you know.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 04:22 PM

Hey does any body on here know any employees that work at S-Wings Stuff in Denver, and do they have a website? Also does anybody know if a timing belt would cause the misfire or bad emmissions problem?

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 04:06 PM

K new problems. It won't start again I have just replaced the timing belts and new idilers. It ran fine for about 4 days and then we got some cold weather and it wouldn't start. I adjusted the screw on the throttle body so now it's runng back at 700 rpm. The check engine light now comes on when at idle or untill I give it gas. So when ever I'm driving it's fine but some times the light shuts off. So I am wondering what the new problem I have now? It agian won't start but it is still cold out. Any help would be nice?

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 04:45 PM

I was reading your issues and wish I could help but have no experience with turbo Soobs.

I, however, am thinking of replacing the NA Soob engine with a Turbo version if/when mine goes Tango-Uniform...I'd like to do a WRX powerplant but don't have the time, patience, money, or facilities. A turbo EA-82 is a long way from the WRX, I know, but it does have a little more power and some hop up potential over the naturally aspirated version. Any more power is better, especially after I get the 15's put on, since most of my driving is at interstate speeds.

Anyway, good luck with your probs. Seems like you haven't had much response but give it time and keep bumping it up and someone surely will come to the rescue.

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 06:36 PM

hey thanks I was stranded eariler today, but I got her home. I am messing with the timing now. It was set at about 25 BTDC if there were marks that high so now its at 13 BTDC now that its warm so I just messed with the idel screw and she sorta started still the problem with the check engine light? I'll check the codes for the prob.




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