Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
Help with '87 XT coupe
Posted 25 April 2004 - 12:03 AM
Any ideas on how to up the idle without making it flutter or return to idle very slow. Also the car clutches chatters and the car shutters when taking off from a full stop. This only happens every now and again and only when I am driving, my brother doesn't seem to have a problem. It seems to do it more after warming up and after coming off the freeway. Agian it doesn't do it all the time. The clutch is almost brand new, before teh cracked head the clutch had maybe 2000 miles on it. The only thing I can think is when it was sitting the clutch or flywheel may have gotten a little rust on it, but that should be cleaned off after using the clutch for a while.
Sorry for the long post and I really appreciate any information. I also posted in the marketplace, I am looking for some interior parts.
Thanks for reading,
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:50 AM
Idle seems to be a bit funny on these cars. My XT, when I would first start it up in the morning, would require gas to keep it running. It would start, go up to about 1500, then head straight for 0, unless I caught it. It would bounce around for a second, then after about 30 seconds, sit pretty at 1000 rpm. I have not corrected anything about it, I just catch it and wait until idle is stable. It has not caused me any other problems (yet)
As for the clutch, the fact that it's brand-new tells me that the disc is barely seated, which can cause some shuddering, and the fact that it's a Subaru clutch My Legacy's clutch has 20k on it (131k on the car) and I can still make it shudder really hard if I want to. My only tip is to alter your driving style to prevent that as much as possible.
Anyway, enjoy your XT, and join us on xt6.net if you like. It's open to XT 4cyls as well as 6's
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users