Hey guys, just purchased an all original 93k mile 88 Leone DL for $400, running and driving (still need to pick it up yet...) Nearest I can tell is I'm the 3rd owner. Now, I gotta say, I'm a complete noob when it comes to these older Subies, but from what my research beforehand says, this car should be one helluva workhorse as an A-B car. I've had other Scoobs in the past (2 :Legos and an SVX in under a year >_< ) that kind of soured me to the idea of owning a Subaru again, so I'm hoping this little EA82 can change my mind. It is an auto, fuel injected model from what I was told by the previous owner. Realistically I don't expect much from this other than a reliable utilitarian vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. I know its not going to be a hot rod by any means, I just need something to get me around in the meantime til I can get another vehicle (dare I say, another Volvo 850 wagon 5 cyl *dons flame suit* )
So overall the car is in top shape. Exterior and mechanically it is pretty mint (the interior is shredded from a prior owner and his dogs). The last owner did a lot of work to it and took excellent care, and it has had a lot of new parts recently installed (alternator, starter, tires all around, water pump, etc). However the only issue with the car is a cold idle problem. My research has led me to believe that this is a common issue? If so, can anyone give me some ideas as to what the common fix is? I'm no slouch when it comes to working on cars, and plan to start with the basics (fuel filter, plugs, wires, cap/rotor, IAC/TPS, etc). But rather than throw parts at it and see what sticks...you see where I'm going I'm sure...
Any help you guys can offer is much appreciated And if anyone is curious, here is the Craigslist Ad for the car in question that I bought
Edited by TheWanderer, 16 February 2014 - 06:10 AM.