Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Totaled Jeep!

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 CamoMan


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
  • Rougemont

Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:54 PM

Wife drove it thru the basement of a house. No injuries, it's a miracle!
So I bought a 1993 Loyale for $550 yesterday.

1 owner
204k miles
2wd 5sp
really clean and upkept
forgot to mention cold as ice A/C!!!!

This things a steal! It runs great and no engine noise!
The only thing is a check engine light is on.
Well, I'll post some pics when I find my camera.
Should this be on the new gen board?
Seems like an old gen car, oh well!

Attached Files

#2 calebz


    Andys Coupe killed my cat

  • Administrator
  • 7,547 posts
  • Tacoma

Posted 28 June 2005 - 07:02 PM

Congratulations on the new car.

It does indeed belong in the old gen section (its in the description on the forum list page;) )

Look up at the top of the page for the link to the USRM. Therein is Skips article on trouble codes, how to check them and what they mean.

Post back after you find the answers if you have any questions on diagnosis, or do a search on the board for related threads.

Welcome to the board!



    Pastor of Muppets

  • Members
  • 2,106 posts
  • Morgantown, WV

Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:09 PM

Welcome aboard!

May I suggest not allowing your wife to drive it, as well as investing in an immobilizer/kill switch and every security gimmick you can think of. Seems as though you and vehicles have a bit of a rough history.

#4 jeffast


    f*** im 24

  • Members
  • 2,029 posts
  • midwestren

Posted 29 June 2005 - 02:13 AM

see below

#5 jeffast


    f*** im 24

  • Members
  • 2,029 posts
  • midwestren

Posted 29 June 2005 - 02:14 AM

could we hear the whole story of what happend to the jeep also that is a steal

#6 CamoMan


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
  • Rougemont

Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:26 PM

could we hear the whole story of what happend to the jeep also that is a steal

Heh, the whole story? I'll have to start back in April of 2004. Went campin with the scouts one weekend, left all our gear in the Honda. 2days later the 3 cars were stolen.
Flashfoward: went campin with the scouts one weekend this May,
left all our NEW replacement gear in the jeep.(which I
recovered later.)
2 days later:
NC back roads have very little if no shoulder and most roads are about 6 inches thick from the ground. Well, the wife went off a bit and pulled the wheel back to the left. When the tire finally caught she went into the oncoming lane towards a UPS truck! (Did i mention this was on a left-hand curve?) So she jerked it back to the right and hit some wet grass(it was early in the morn) and sailed thru the basement of the house, going thru 2 walls, takin out the whole corner, and stopped in the backyard. Luckily it was cinder block about 7 feet high so the actual house wasn't bashed, just the block. It's a miracle noone was hurt(she broke her finger!)

Now, for the Subaru: I checked the codes, i get 5 quick pules then a pause then 5 quick pulses again, over and over. Didn't see that on the USRM. I tried to clear the codes but the light is still on :( Also it seems to be running hot, although it's not actually in the red zone but stays up close. I'm gonna add some coolant and change the thermostat tomorrow.

#7 CamoMan


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
  • Rougemont

Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:59 PM

RRRRRR!!! Now I got the Subaru tick!!! Just went out to mess with the code thingy, started it up, all was good...then it came!!! I was sooo happy cause it was very quiet, so quiet you almost couldnt tell it was running, but now, arrg!!!
Maybe the oil broke down from runnin hot? I killed it and restarted, it doesnt do it right off, not intil it runs for a minute or I start revvin, then it comes and doesn't go away. Well, time for it's first oil change by me. I'll get the Mystery oil i guess? Thanks for your input guys!

#8 4WDFrenzy


    Certified Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 857 posts

Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:14 PM

Welcome to the boards!!! May I say that you have a very colorful history with vehicles(I mean nothing bad by it). The Loyale is a keeper for sure.;)

If you are trying to get rid of the lifter tick, Marvel Mystery Oil should do the job. If not, try out a can of SeaFoam. This is some goooooood stuff, I tell you what! It will usually do the trick when nothing else will. Just remember to run it before you change your oil. If the tick is still there, then you might have to look into getting the lifters replaced.



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users