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84 gl subaru, ea-81, idle problem/vacuum problem?
Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:57 PM
I think there is a possible vacuum leak,(i've checked all of the hoses, everything seems to be in place and correct) car has no mid-range power, erratic idle. I've taken the carb apart and cleaned extremely well. EGR valves seems to be working, all hoses are in tact.
I thought about investing in a Weber 32/36, however if I can I’d really like to make this work without spending more money on it.
If anyone has any pointers, or ideas to try, please let me know.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:43 AM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:49 PM
We’ve checked everywhere for possible leaks. Over and over again. Even the places you recommended. Removing the altitude compensator helped a bit, but it's still not running like it should. Its mid range power still sucks rump roast, but it idles a little better, and is slightly more drivable. But overall still junkie. When it's cold runs significantly worse, more so than you might expect for a cold engine. If i don't keep giving it gas for a few minutes it'l just shut off alltogether.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 11:14 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 11:46 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 11:51 PM
Oh wow its really too late for me to be responding and ive been studying for tests all day on top of that. I agree with pattianruss; start simple. Check all your wires and plugs. Make sure you have good contact on everything and that your coil is putting out enough spark. If all is good with plugs, wires, rotor, and cap then i would say think about replacing the carb.
Try looking under the hood in the dark, or just feel around the plug wires while it is running. I was sure I had fuel problems with my 84, until it bit me while I was reaching around the carb. It acted exactly like a fuel starvation problem, with no mid range, but it was plug wires. Russell
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