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got another sube!
Posted 02 October 2005 - 10:34 PM
The owner was a mechanic too lazy to work on his own s***, and figured it had a blown head gasket. "All the classic symptoms" I think he said. It ran fine but puked coolant and would overheat, so I started to drive it home, pulling over occasionally (these little motors warm up and cool down fast!)
Along the way I decided to pull out the t-stat to help it cool better cause it was getting tiring pulling over all the time. Turns out that the problem was just the t-stat stuck closed!
The HG is fine and the car has reasonable pick-up surprisingly. Only 150k KM (the pedals arent even worn, the interior is mint) The paint is faded but no rust. I have dreams of turbocharging this thing and making a beast out of it but its just not realistic, I'm doing my 1st year of ME, and already have other projects like the lifted wagon and the MGB GT that I need to either finish or get rid of. Gas mileage and reliability is most important right now.
I dont know what you guys are talking about carbed justys being slow. While its no screamer it certainly gets out of its own way and has power to pass. Its faster than my dads '85 honda, but slower than my scirocco.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 10:43 PM
Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:20 PM
Nice score! Just make sure the T-belt is in good shape as the Justy has an interference engine.
That was one of the questions I was going to ask. Its on the list now.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:48 AM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:51 AM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:59 AM
I don't believe that the justy has an interference engine. I mean, why would subaru decide to make an engine have interference?
Explain the late model 2.2 then!
Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:03 AM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:56 PM
It wasnt subaru... it was Suzuki. The engine in the Justy isnt really a FHI design.
Do you have anything to back that up with? From what I see in the yards, the justy's 1.2l 9 valve 3cyl is completely different than the suzuki 1.0 found in sprints/metros/fireflys.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:25 PM
Posted 05 October 2005 - 07:45 PM
The 1189cc (1.2) 3cyl in your Justy is a true Subie engine! The association with Suzuki started with the 1996 model year when the Justy went to a 3rd generation body style. The 96 and newer Justys "are" rebadged Suzukis. The Justy was sold in the US from 1987-1994 and I think Canada got the 1995 model but, after 95 the little car was gone from North America.
Your 1189cc motor is ABSOLUTLY, POSITIVELY NON Interference. I broke my T-Belt 2 weeks after I bought my 88 Justy back in 1999 and all I did was roll the cam and crank to line up the marks, slip on a new belt and I was rollin in an hour and a half!
If you are really into Justys check out http://subarujusty.proboards20.com
This board is exclusive to Justys and can give you some good info if needed. Justys really are totally different from anything Subaru has built before or since.
My next project is to put a Fuel Injected 1189 into my 88 Justy and like you, I'd like to turbo it.....It has been done successfully a couple times before. (Hey, Do it Sideways are you out there????)
Well, Good luck with your car and keep us posted!
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