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I know it's not a race car but come on!!
Posted 27 June 2004 - 08:37 PM
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 10:05 AM
Anyway it could be a number of things. Sounds like you are already hot on its trail. New ignition componets was a good shot; dont stop there! How about timing? Get a timing light on there and find out. Should be 8 degrees BTDC for carbed EA82 and 20 degrees BTDC for fuel injection EA82. Might try a new coil. They arent very expensive and despite the hype around how long they last they DO wear out and can deliver a weak spark QUADRUPLE check your fire order! You definatly can have some funny swaping plug wires and stil run, and run poorly. Fire order is 1 3 2 4, cylinders are labled right on the block, cap should be labled somehow with #1.
Clogged cat certainly could give you a lack of power for no apperent reason. Some cars have plugged them so bad they are very hard to start and run like dogs but show now physical reason why when you start looking under the hood. The air passage holes and screen mesh in the cats are VERY narrow and easily plugged up. I belive someone here has used a magic potion (fuel addative?) that 'cleans' your cat and maybe they can comment further on that. I have just pulled and punched out a few cats; that works for me.
That fuel pump could also be in question. Get up under there and make sure its all mounted well and not wiggeling around. Just a loose fuel pump can make it sound pretty bad. I can hear mine at idle over my loud exhuast so they arent exactly quiet pumps. As noted above filterS is a good idea. There are two, one under the bonnet and one in the back near the pump
Keep hunting, youll find it!
Posted 28 June 2004 - 02:12 PM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:42 PM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 04:03 PM
Also - check the adjustment on your throttle cable, and make sure the vacuum secondary on the carb is opening.
Don't expect to ever do a burn out in this thing - even on gravel - the early subaru auto's were pretty horrible about power transfer. But I did 80 MPH down the freeway in a Gen 1 automatic - 1.6L. And frankly, with the 3.7 gear ratio, you should be able to hit 100 MPH if the engine were in decent shape. I hit 110 one time in my 2WD 5 speed wagon - same gear ratio.
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