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#1 DaveT

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:26 PM

I made a web page with my solution to the always failing Subaru EGR & Evaporative Emissions solenoids:

http://users.adelphi...f/solenoid.html


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#2 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:27 PM

Thats BRILLIANT!!

+1 for the USRM :)

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:33 PM

+1!

I always break those purge selenoids

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:10 PM

Awesome sauce! I can't count how many of those damn things I've gone through. Good work!

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:10 PM

Nice work!

Any specific models/years to look at when solenoid hunting?

#6 azsubaru

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 05:51 PM

I like this - thanks!

I was thinking about moving mine away from the engine to cool them down and see if it helped. Has anyone tiried that?

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 06:44 PM

Nice work!

Any specific models/years to look at when solenoid hunting?


I know that an 86 Toyota sedan had at least one in it.

Whatever carbed sedans they were making around those years should have them. I am pretty sure it was a corolla:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

When I got married, my wife had the Toyota. My 78 Subie was getting to the point of too rotten and started making bad noises from the transmission. We bought a 2 year old 90 Loyale. The A/C controls annoyed me because the selector forces you to draw in fresh air unless you choose A/C MAX. I saw the nice little solenoids in the Toyota, bought one from a dealer. Connected it to a switch on the dash, mounted on hte blanks to the left of the speedo. The solenoid selects fresh air / recirculated air. When the EGR solenoid failed I thought of the Toyota one that was still working. That's when I went to the junkyard. Not long after that, we sold the Toyota - we could never get it to run right - and bought the 86 Subie. I eventually sold the Toyota manual also.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:34 AM

the europe & japan EA82's all came with a button for recirc/fresh air..too bad we didn't get it

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 04:50 AM

Dave nice work.
I would just like to add that
late eighties/ early 90's Hondas have a black box mounted
amidships (in the center) on the bulkhead (firewall)
This box has about twenty rubber hoses to it.
It contains no less than six of these solenoids.
(Lost count as I have removed so many from mine)
Well done Sir

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:24 AM

Turbo Dodges (84-89) usually have at least four on the passenger strut tower. I've never had any fail.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 09:23 AM

Nice fix! I wish I had known a better fix than oem before I hacked all egr out of the car and threw it into the forest :)

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 04:08 PM

Can I just buy these premade from your for like $25? :) I am lazy and have no junkyards nearby to get stuff from.

My EGR has been bad for almost two years now. I have replaced it twice and it lasts about a month before going out again.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:30 PM

Can I just buy these premade from your for like $25? :) I am lazy and have no junkyards nearby to get stuff from.


The oem ones I tried always lasted a few years, but the Toyota ones are still going, outlasting cars. I'll see what I can get the solenoid for, but I'll still need a connector from a dead one. The connectors I have are all on Toyota solenoids.

Most cars have similar solenoids. Any with similar sized ports and body should work, you just have to trace out the function. I only know about the reliability of the Toyota and round Honda ones.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:10 PM

I've got one from a mid eighties Cadilac on mine. Anything that switches between a vacuum source and vent and has about 40ohm resistance coil should work fine.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:10 AM

I have lotsa these solenoids that I can send someone for the plug ends. :) It really stinks not haveing a U pull around me.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 01:47 PM

just got a bunch of honda ones from the pap....:)

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 10:19 AM

suppose i could use the article on my website?

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 08:19 PM

Sure, would therebe a small credit line for USMB & DaveT?




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