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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:28 PM

I'm really enjoying old George.  One thing I've learned is that George REALLY prefers hi test gas.  He has expensive taste, lol. 

 

I really wish there was some way to make a VW diesel work in one of these.  My husband really likes George too, and he half wants one of his own, but his commute is so long that gassing up every couple days would break the bank.

 

On another note, how often do the coils fail on the EJ22?  I have an occasional misfire/stutter that occurs usually when the engine is cold, and always when it's raining.  I've replaced the plugs and plug wires, so I'm thinking that the culprit may be cylinder 4 coil (or am I completely wrong?)



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:18 AM

They are not a very common fail point, but at 300,000 miles plus could certainly be. Especially if you're sure about your plug wires.

 

the correlation to rain sure sounds like an electrical issue.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

Yep, brand new wires and plugs (used the recommended brands there, too, might as well they're cheap enough, lol). Guess I'll be checking with the dealership for the coil.  Can't hurt to replace it.

 

I'm continually amazed by the dealership support for the older models.  I seriously went through hell and back looking for parts for my Audi.  When I needed to replace the control arms, I was told by all the dealerships (and quite a few vendors) that the parts were NLA, but there was one control arm, located in Germany, that could be shipped in for me...at a cost of $500.00!!  I did eventually find them (Blauparts, if there's anyone on this forum with old VW/Audis).  Subaru is such a contrast! I've found every part I've needed for my 20 year old car with no problem.  This forum has been a wealth of info, also, so thanks! :)



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:20 PM

I have a customer whos 09 Outback has 255k on it. Runs great, consumes some oil, but what newer engine doesn't.
I replaced the HGs on it at 230k.

Customer loves his car and hates the newer outbacks. He's hopping to get 400+k out of the car

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

George probably burns a little oil, but the amount must be minuscule, because the level on the dipstick never really changes.

 

I'll admit, I don't much care for the newer models either.  Late 90's to early 00's, but any newer than that, they just look like any other SUV on the road.



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Posted Today, 11:35 AM

Replaced the coil pack...and George approves!  The misfire seems to be gone.  I'll be saving the old one as a spare, because it did work, just not great.  But better than nothing if I need one.

 

Next problem...AC.  I had it checked out, and seems to not have any leaks (good), but doesn't turn on.  My friend told me the first thing to check is the climate control module, then the relay.  If neither one of those is the problem, I'm looking at having to spend some money.






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