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SPFI ea82, engine sputters on R/H turns only
Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:52 PM
This happens whether I take the turn hard or easy; even when just turning on to a street from a dead stop, just only if it's on the RIGHT.........
The rest of the time NO problems (left hand turns, OK), good power, decent fuel mileage.....about 310 to 350 miles per tank.
Any ideas as to what the cause might be? It is not getting any worse, but I am getting tired of it; as I have had to do a LOT of city driving lately..............
Is there some sort of check valve that is closing? I'm just speculating at this point.......I am at a total loss
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:53 AM
morganm s subaru does this and we fugired it was the pvc system. do you have the breather hookup where one side of the t is small and the other side is large? if so this is the earlier setup, and if you switch to the newer style for the spfis, it has a t that is for big hoses all the way around.
suckin in alot of oil will make your motor bog.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:57 AM
This would stop oil from getting sucked up into the PCV hoses, via the vents off the tappet covers, and into the intake where it gets burnt off. When the oil gets sucked in your intake and burns off in the combustion chambers your car runs kinda crappy and you might even see some smoke shoot out the back for a brief moment.
You can get the updated PCV system (just some hoses and plastic fittings) off any late model SPFI or specificly a Loyale. Good luck
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:39 PM
Do I have to change the air intake boot as well?
What year did they start using the "newer" PCV system?
I'll just go to the dealer and buy new stuff..........the "tee" and other hoses are hard too, they've been on there a while............
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:55 PM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 07:42 PM
That looks like the ticket to solving my problem.............
Thanks for the link
Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:43 PM
I believe this problem is present on many of the EA82 era models, but I didn't save a copy of the bulletin that addresses it.
My 86 GL wagon also does this. It's kinda scary to see all that smoke on a newly rebuilt engine when the RPM's drop suddenly, but all it all about emissions. You have to get the PCV system right to eliminate the smoke. Fortunately, PCV is an easy and inexpensive fix on these cars.
Maybe someone else can help out on that bulletin. It has been discussed a number of times on this Board.
good luck, John
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:38 PM
it was my carb....i had it cleaned and blown out by my guys at Brians"in des moines,wa....those dudes now suub's.....sparky
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:27 PM
Try getting on the freeway with an SUV looming large in the rearview with it's DRL's blazing and your pokey, 85 HP rig that is sputtering and smoking......
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:39 AM
On my 86, I plan to address the PCV issue in conjunction with a Webber conversion. If your carb is all fouled up, you may want to consider this too.
good luck John
Posted 13 May 2004 - 05:56 PM
I ordered the kit today, P/N 11813AA010...............
Thanks guys for the tip, I appreciate it .
Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:05 PM
I will also let you guys know if it really helps or not..............
I am sure it will help with my "mysterious" oil consumption...............
Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:58 PM
Someone's got to document the process, So go for it...
It's a classic Service Bulletin fix, that a lot cars should have had - but never got. I guess a lot of Sube owners are lax about paying attention to recall notices. This would have been covered under factory warranty for the five years.
Keep us posted about how it turns out.
good luck, John
Posted 20 May 2004 - 01:01 AM
Notice I had to "flip" the wire looms around to clear the new, larger hose..............they only give you just enough.
This one is now clipped to the fuel return line:
Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:58 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:59 PM
Here are links to more pics............It's getting too slow loading..........Sorry
Posted 21 May 2004 - 05:06 PM
4 wd auto. found the modulator valve leaky, sucking xmsn fluid in intake.
Just one more data point.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 12:54 AM
After 500 miles and more, this problem continues to haunt me............the PCV kit helped some, but didn't eliminate the problem. In fact, it's now worse when the engine is cold............any R/H turn and it almost dies............runs down to about 500 rpm or so; then slowly returns to normal.
No smoke observed from trhe exhaust; before or after the mod................
What gives? Any more ideas? Maybe one of the "Elite Subaru Masters" will know......... .
Thank all for ideas given so far, I think the PCV mod is a good idea overall......there was alot of oil in that small hose when I removed it......
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