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Noob has questions
Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:55 AM
Am pretty much a VW guy, and wrench a little on those, but not too familiar with the Subies.
I see people referring to different engine codes, i.e. E this or that, how do I find what I have?
Only flaw with this car is the driver's side auto belt does not work. Any good source for replacement parts recommended?
Car drives great, very straight car, but idle seems real high when cold, normal otherwise. Is this normal for this car?
Thanks for any general guidance you folks can give me.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:04 AM
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:17 AM
Your engine is the EA82, a single overhead cam 1.8 liter engine. The code is cast in the front of the block, in front of the thermostat housing.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:31 AM
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:37 AM
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:49 AM
on the idle problem
Your EA82 has SPFI
Single Point Fuel Injection
also known in some circles as throttle body FI
The systems have a common problem with the device used to control idle speed
This device is called the Idle Air Control valve (IAC).
They want cleaned periodically as they tend to gum up
It is located on the front of the throttle body.
See this link for more info on cleaning it
http://www.ultimates...dle air control
Hope this helps
BTW the search engine does not repond to three letter words add a * as a wildcard
for example IAC* not IAC
Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:06 PM
Anyone done the seatbelt motor/track repair themselves? How involved is it?
Appreciate the replies. I am addicted to the great support on vwvortex, looks like you guys have the same going here. Excellent.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:48 PM
There is a way to move the shoulder belts if the motor is bad (or disconnected). At the bottom of the pillar behind the drivers seat there is a trim plug that should pop off. There will be a six-sided allen wrench type hole. Turning that will move the belt, unless there is a mechanical problem with it.
You probably even have the the special tool for this purpose. Look for a pouch snapped to the carpet just in front of the rear seat.
If you put the belt into the "in use" position you could at least buckle/unbuckle it manually at the door and be safe until you get it replaced (or you might get used to it...)
Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:06 PM
Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:11 PM
My seat belt is actually the whole way back, so you can use it, you just have to unbuckle the belt every time you want to get in and out. I'm kind of a stickler about little crap working right, which is why I ask. Should probably just get used to it.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:12 PM
is your idle just high (around 2000 or so) for about the first 4-5 minutes after startup? if thats the case, this is normal. if it is staying high, then yes, its probably that darn IAC valve.
Yeah, 1800-2k for a couple minutes. Ok, cool, this is normal. My VWs do not do that so was not used to it. Good. Thank you.
Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:56 PM
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