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Question on 1986 gl D/R sedan.57K miles


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#1 N8NQU

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 03:35 PM

:wave: in 1986 4 door gl sedan did they offer fuel injection????iI found a very clean ONE OWNER 5 speed d/r with 57K miles.it's out of state with no rust.untill i go look at it i was wondering if anything i should worry about if it's not F/I.the 1988 3door gl i have (wifes) is F/I and it's been trouble free (232K) on the clock.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 03:51 PM

will only be FI if its a turbo car.. otherwise, its got the hicrappy carb

but .. one owner, clean and 57k make any old soob very attractive.

How much are they asking?

EDIT:.. Miles fox has an 86 with spfi.. but that isn't the norm.. apparently it was an experiment by subaru

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:09 PM

As for the nonturbos... 86 and 87 2WD's got SPFI. All 85's were carbed, except for some GL-10's which got MPFI. All 86 and 87 4WD's were carbed. From 88 on they all had SPFI.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:32 PM

well boys , i have a 1986 spfi a/t sedan w/ 73,000 mi , and the motor has not been changed , the dealer did a check for me and it was a test car along with 19 other spfi cars ,back in 1986 :wave:

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:38 PM

Thats kinda what I thought..never heard of any other pre-87 spfi's .. 2wd or otherwise. And I don't recall that the 86 fsm makes any mention of them either

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:43 PM

the guy i bought it from new nothing about subaru's , and after 1 week he called me back and wanted to buy it back , for the same price . :wave:

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:34 PM

Calebz,i think i worked out a deal on it for $1.500.it's located in N.J.the subaru dealership just got done doing an inspection and changed the timing belts with no other problems found.i had a 86 wagon with a carb on it and i had good luck.Bill.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:44 PM

There are a few of us in NJ if you would like someone to check it out for you before the long drive. I am sure it should be fine with such low miles and the fact that the dealer serviced it but there are some shady dealers out there. The dealership near me is full of A holes who do nothing but try to rip you off. Boz

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:40 PM

thanks for the offer about checking it out.the dealer is somerset subaru,any info. on them???????

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:46 PM

Hmmm... my neighbor had an 86 2WD with SPFI. There's one in the yard here too if I remember right.

Here's my neighbor's car, very obviously an 85/86 model...
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Open the hood and....
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TA-DAAAA!! SPFI.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:48 PM

hmm.. not the first time I have been wrong.. I think its the second.:rolleyes:

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:35 PM

Nope, I have never been to Somerset. Wish I could've been more help. Good luck! Keep asking, there are others here in NJ. Or just ask Paul (Moosens) He probably gets around down here more than I do......*under the breath* Damn Wife.....

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:51 AM

the 86 spfi was jims, i had worked on the speedo...

i had an 86 wagon, an 86 sedan, both carbbed, and my 83 wagon has the motor and trans from an 86.

personally i like the 85 and 86 best, the gauges, the distributors are good for other applications, and the steering wheel doesnt look like a big dildo!

if its only got 57k, good hell of a find! i dont think you will have any trouble with it, as long as you take care of it, and if the previous owner hasnt serviced it, well, at least its not due for a timing belt yet (almost-service schedule recommends replacing timing belt every 60000 miles)

the 86 is probably the best year for the 5spd dual range 4x4 transmission.

your car being carbbed, as long as it gets driven often enough, the carb wont crap out from dry rot. just keep clean filters in it and you will be good forever.

and a personal story from me- I picked up an 86 wagon that had an estimated 300,000 miles, carbureted, i went to go pick it up from the previous owner, who had it sitting for over a year, and it started right up. the body was about shot, but it ran good, the only problem was a rusty brake line and rusty ffuel line. i used the motor in an 88, then used the heads on another motor, and the carb on an other motor, and put the 300,000 mile trany in a 60,000 mile car, and it shifted better than my 150,000 mile tranny!

you got a good find, especially from michigan. I live in NE indiana, and i know how rare a good soob and parts can be.
Locally, you got Myself, TomRHere, and 86 Subaru to call on for help, we would like to have another meet next year, and we would like for you to meet with us some day!

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:55 AM

oh, another thing------it has a 5spd d/r? from what i have read the didnt offer a 5spd in a sedan. is yours originally like that from the factory, or did someone convert it. you dont have PRNDL on the instrument panel?

i had put a 5spd in an 4wd automatic sedan, and we put a 5spd in a friends 2wd auto sedan

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:35 PM

acording to the vin#it came from the factory with d/r 5 speed.i can't wait for it to pull in my driveway in the back of the delivery truck.i would like to meet with the local subaru gang.

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:42 PM

i've seen sedans with dual range 5 spd. only one but it had the matching dash, so either someone is really good at conversions or its correct.

where is decker michigan, i'm in big rapids

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 07:44 PM

If you look at the center of the thumb where 46 and 53 cross i am 8 miles north east of their.:banana:

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:38 PM

i got the link of where i got the car and it has pictures but i don't know how to post the link.any hints or help????Bill.:cornfuzz:

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:54 PM

i might be up that way, or down that way on my way to or back from idaho to get my trashwagon. i could stop by.
if everything goes right i will be making my trip sometime by november

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 06:05 PM

i am not going anywhere any time soon so yes you can stop by.i would like that.do you know how i can post a link?????Bill

this is the link,i hope it works.!!!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=2434088753

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Posted 02 October 2003 - 01:23 PM

hwew do you have your pics hosted at?
i got pics on yahoo photos, but i cant link directly.
get with subaru junkie for pics hosting.

i guess you can upload a pic as an atatchment from your computer to your message, but i havent tried that, doing all my comm at the library

but anyway, keep up on the board and you will know what my situation will be. some people will be following it, because the reason for which my car is in idaho was once hot topic on the old board. and i will be posting about making the tip out there.

anyway, stay tuned, drop me an email milesfox@yahoo.com

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 07:09 PM

thanks to subarujunkie i got the link to work.their shipping the car tuesday.SO CLOSE BUTT STILL SO FAR AWAY.:banana:


OH FORGOT TRY THE LINK ABOVE.!!!

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 08:50 PM

nice looking sedan , :wave:

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Posted 04 October 2003 - 05:11 PM

Thanks,86 subaru.i can't wait to get behind the wheel.:banana:




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