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Posted 14 September 2003 - 12:21 PM
Could any of these things be making the car idle unevenly? It rumbles waiting at train crossings and long stop lights: BRRRRRUMMMMM brrrrrruummmmmm BBBBBBRRRRRRRUMMMM brrrummmm. I don't see the tach moving, just feel the rumble. Does it need new plugs and wires, too?
Friday I'm getting my alignment done. That'll be the last of what the @##$% independent mechanic damaged. I really hate spending the big bucks to have the Subaru dealer do all this work, but dangit, I hated WORSE knowing some dork had messed up my car!
Posted 14 September 2003 - 12:30 PM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 12:42 PM
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 14 September 2003 - 12:57 PM
At regular stoplights and little short waits it idles just fine.
I'm a doofus when it comes to working on my own car (though I did replace my liftgate latch :cool: ), so I'm trying to get an idea so I can point the dealer in the right direction. Of course, this repair (seals, etc. and mysterious revving rumble) will be a few paychecks down the road.
At least with my alignment appt on Friday I might be able to get a Subaru backpack with my handy-dandy coupon. If they still have any left...
"Hey, check out my free backpack! It only cost me $1,000,000 in repair bills!"
Posted 14 September 2003 - 01:05 PM
Oh, one more myth to put to sleep. the lower grade does not mean it's "dirtier" gasoline. It's just a rating that says "This grade gasoline detonates 87% as well as Octane".
Posted 14 September 2003 - 03:54 PM
Posted 15 September 2003 - 09:44 AM
If your car isn't high compression, supercharged or turbocharged, or doing a lot of towing in hilly country you are WASTING your money and going to ruin you catalytic converter!
If 87 is all you need, 87 is all you use!
Posted 15 September 2003 - 07:45 PM
I don't know how old the plugs and wires are. (Scott! Where are you?!) I bought the car from a board member, and I know he took good care of it. The car is at 105k, so it's getting to be time to change a lot of things.
Are plugs and wires easy for a newbie to change, or should I ask the dealer to do it? (I ain't sending my car to an independent mechanic for a while! Even for something as simple as plugs and wires!) Is that part of a complete tune-up?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 09:17 PM
BTW, how's the recumbent?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 11:03 PM
In the old days a car would very gradually start gouing downhill until you just couldn't stand it and did a tune up. Also, much easier to get going again on the side of the road with a paper clip, or some wire from the horn circuit, or a small sheet metal screw or something.
MAN! - did I start ramblin or what!
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 17 September 2003 - 07:04 AM
Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:15 PM
Posted 19 September 2003 - 06:22 AM
Won't try to change plugs and wires myself, at least not this time.
Dinero, the 'bent is great! Survived the first 2 days of the DALMAC (350 mile ride in 5 days). Got up to 34 mph which scared me! The bike did better than I did. Now I'm all googly-eyed for a Vision. (and I'd better train a lot more before the next DALMAC!)
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