My name is Magnus and I live in the middle of Sweden.
I have a 1985 Subaru Libero (called Columbuss in scandinavia) and I'm having two major problems with it.
Most urgent one:
The clutch is stuck in it's pressed stage (engine and transmission not connected). This has happend before, and it's not the wire.
It's the shaft that pivots the clutch release fork inside the bellhousing that is stuck. Last time, I sloved it by drilling a hole into the
bellhousing, heating with a welding torch and thereafter spraying penetratig oil into the hole as i rocked the release lever on the outside
until the clutch operated to satisfaction.
After that was done, I punched a grease-nipple into the hole, partly to seal the hole, but also to allow one to lube the shaft if the problem
ever were to reoccur in the future.
Now, the shaft is stuck again and it's negative degrees here (c-grade) which complicates things. I don't have access to a garage, just an
electrical socket and my toolbox.
My plan is to get a propane torch, heat the bellhousing again, rock the lever and then pump grease in through the nipple, all while the
aluminium is still hot. Repeating this a couple of times should fix the problem for a time long enough to move the car to my home (about 55 metric miles).
Is this a good plan?
The less-urgent one:
The car loses power at 30-40% gas, tugs and then hesitates up to speed.
I've done most checks that many experienced mechanics have come up with, but still have some things to check:
-What's the symptoms on the engines vacuum-reading if the EGR-system works improperly?
-The carburetor is a Hitachi HCK-34, a side draft type, that no one ever seem to have heard of. It seems custom built to fit just this
specific car model. Does anyone have experience of a carb that uses a twin-atmospheric pressure system?
(Pic from workshop manual available upon request.)
Thanks in advance.