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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:04 AM
the Brat so I picked one up for $850, seems to be in fair shape.
The seller warned me that the car does not always idle/run well.
Well, of course if ran fine until I got it home and tried telling the
wife what a great running car this was.
The problem seems to be with the carb and thermal. Once it warms up it does not idle hardly at all. The choke does not
appear to be stuck open and it has 12 volts.
Any ideas would be apreciated.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:10 AM
Sorry I couldn't help with your problem.. All my soobs have been Fuel Injected. Just wanted to say welcome.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:39 AM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:45 AM
Sounds like you have isolated your prob to the carb area but.......
Have you done a basic tune up yet? Cap, rotor, plugs and wires work miracles with my old Subie? I have always maintained a cap and rotor will cure anything.
Might be a great starting point....
Brats are great cars/trucks.....crucks?
82 Hatch, transforming......:temper:
01 Forester, jealous.........:madder:
Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:24 AM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:20 AM
Will do as prescribed and start with the tune-up. Will post later
Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:54 PM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:34 PM
The carburators on the Subaru's are notorious for running badly after 100k miles or so. You can rebuild them, or replace them, or for about the same cost as replacement, put a weber on instead.
I'm guessing yours is not the feedback carburator version, but if it is, then you could be looking at a bad O2 sensor, or something like that.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:38 PM
Might not be a bad idea to check all the gaskets on the carb and intake manifold to make sure coolant isnt getting in your intake. That will make any subaru run like crap.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:17 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 03:24 AM
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