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#1 desertshopper


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Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:08 AM

Need some help,finall ygot my 1985 gl running with a used jap engine after 2 years of sitting.any how I have never owned a subaru and need to know what the deal is on the temp guage it gets past half going up hills.
Checked radiator,hoses,cap,water pump etc no problems but seems to heat up quick .
How can I check the vacuum advance? There's no pinging or loss of power up hills.
Also what does it mean if it does hard start when hot,smells flooded ?
Is there problems with putting in an non oem electric fuel pump and the vapor recovery is not working correctly.
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.!!!:drunk: :brolleye:

#2 subynut


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Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:33 AM

HEY! Another arizonian! :banana:

Anyways, When was the cooling system flushed?
I had the same problem, wouldn't warm up past 1/4 in the snow, and just under the red line in the heat. Replaced the radiator and put a Subaru 190 t-stat in. No more problems. Now runs just above middle normally and about 3/4 on long climbs in the heat.

Hope this helps!

#3 Caboobaroo


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Posted 29 September 2003 - 02:09 AM

also it helps if you clean out the fins in the radiator. Use a power washer or like a high pressure nozzle on a hose to clean it out really good

#4 RubySuby


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Posted 29 September 2003 - 02:16 AM

Does this happen when going up mountains.. if it is it might be lack of oxgene (sry about spelling).


#5 SuperRallyRoo



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Posted 29 September 2003 - 02:17 AM

Weird a subaru runing hott?

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