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how rare is a 1985 mpfi non turbo sedan


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#1 tailgatewagon

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:18 PM

ok so im in a pick apart in so call. on 9th street in san berdino(whatever) anyway saw a sedan..


looked this is what i found

1985 (built 2/85)

2wd auto.
digi dash
rx(checker intior)
MPFI,
with plastic elbo onto the top of the intake.
and funny looking MAF

checked with a subaru guy back home in Montana and part number for MAF is year specific and dos not cross to any other years........


anyway pix just loaded up on photo gallery under tailgatewagon ... enjoy.

please let me know what you think.....


if anyone knows how post pix on the post for me i dont know how....

#2 85 RX Turbo

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 10:41 PM

that is a flap type afm, more common here in aus.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:18 AM

No, that looks like the standard early Vain style MAF used on the early turbo cars. If you were thinking that this was the 87.5 XT turbo they are very easy to tell. They have an intake manifold that has the trottle body sticking straight out the back, not straight up like this one had.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:40 AM

Brian,
This is an interesting piece of machinery.
The MPFI unit's in 85 were for the most part
relegated to the turbo models.

Is this an EA81 or an EA82 ?

The MAF is, as stated, the "flapper door" or vane style found on early turbo units.

(There will no doubt be people say "I saw....")

But it is a strange combo - RX seats and such
(assuming they were factory)
2 wd auto - how about badging?
GL??


interesting very interesting but....

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:06 PM

GL-10 Turbos came in both 2WD and 4WD.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:14 PM

I'm sorry Corky,
I must have missed

the turbo

and
the GL-10 part?

Were you stating facts
or possibly describing this car.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:29 PM

I'm sorry Corky,
I must have missed

the turbo

and
the GL-10 part?

Were you stating facts
or possibly describing this car.



I looked at the pictures again and I think you're right. That intake piece (the one marked Multi Point F.I. ) is not of the Turbo variety. So I don't think this is a turbo car like I know I initially thought.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:30 PM

I'm sorry Corky,
I must have missed

the turbo

and
the GL-10 part?

Were you stating facts
or possibly describing this car.

Just following the title of the post, although the title is very confusing if you look at the pictures. I'm wondering where he was headed with that title?

I was stating fact, probably not about this car though. :lol:

#9 tailgatewagon

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 09:42 PM

sorry ill clear up the title.

as for the car it had the fully ajustible seats i didnt take pix of the out side of the car(doh)

it said gl-10 on the back trunk,

was non tubo

ea82 MPFI

the part that says muli point fuel injection was made of plastic,

ill try and get to the parts manuals tomorrow or the next day and take a pix of the page that shows the maf part number and app

it was 2wd and auto with digi dash... didnt see anything else funny or differnt sept it had the little rubber gravil guards infront of the rear wheels like a rx sedan and gl-10 sedans of later years....

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:36 PM

My first Subaru was one of these cars, so maybe I can shed some light on this topic.

This is a normal '85 2wd GL-10 sedan. Mine had everything listed in this thread, except that the interior was not actually the same as the RX interior. My interior had a very small checked pattern covering everything, and had solid color seat belts. From what I remember, the '85 RX interior used a larger checker pattern just in the center of the seats and along the centerline of the seat belts.

Special features I remember about this car: (some of these also appeared on other models)
-Digital Dash
-Trip Computer
-Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
-3 piece locking fold down rear seatback
-Special interior cloth (even on headliner and sunvisors)
-rear seat heat ducts below front seats
-rear door glass defogger vents in B-pillar trim (I really miss this)
-2wd 5spd had 3.9 diff instead of normal 3.7
-MPFI system (same as on a non-turbo '85-'86 XT)
-Gravel guards on rear doors
-plastic trim panel between rear tail lights

In '85 they didn't have the SPFI system yet, so they used the MPFI system on the high end cars to make them smoother and a little more powerful than the carbureted alternatives. From '86 on they quit using the non-turbo MPFI and just used SPFI for the non-turbo GL-10 cars.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:30 PM

Right on the spot Noah. Thanks, saved me a bunch of typing.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:35 PM

I have the 1985 Subaru's buyer's guide, and CIS Subaru is right. Not only did the '85 GL-10 have MPFI, it was not available in 4WD (according to the booklet). That came about in '86 - the GL-10 was supposed to be a 2WD counterpart to the Turbo-Traction models, as Subaru did not put turbos in 2WD cars save the XT. There were no 2WD turbos in 1985, save the XT, which is a completely different story altogether. My parents wanted a 4WD MPFI wagon non-turbo when they bought ours in 1985, and could not get it because Subaru did not offer that combination!!

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:37 PM

I just picked one of these 85 GL-10 MPFI and it is sweet! It has only 122K! Cost six hundred but am looking forward to putting the engine in an old gl wagon, once I can get cash.

Here is a list of quick fixes I have done so far:
Thermostat and gasket
fan and fan switch
Water pump
Belts
Extreme Fluid Flush, all fluids
Tune up - plug, wires, cap, and rotor
Went to Napa and spent fourty on junk

Other than the holes in the muffler she sound great!
I'm starting to dig the digital display
A good buddy is crushing his 90 and I can't wait to mix and match.
So yah, only one thing wrong with the beast, everything needs lube!

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:01 AM

ok so the intirior must have been non rx but the one discribed before. thanks for the discription. it was awsome...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:23 AM

I had an '85 GL-10, 2wd, 5mt, MPFI, like you describing, a nice car but no use to me, no turbo, no 4wd, I threw it away. I did keep the gold enkeis that were on it though...




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