CHECK YOUR COMPRESSION! Before you throw plugs, coil, etc. at it.
Alright, after abandoning my Subie for a while to enjoy my other car, I'm back to trying to get it to start so I can go snowboarding. I got new plugs, a new battery, and did a compression test. The new plugs didn't do anything for me, though these ones stick into the cylinder a bit more, so maybe they will be better. The battery puts out the same readings at the voltmeter on the dashboard - 14v when the car is running, but 8-10v when the car is turned off. If I measure the battery directly with my multimeter, it always shows 12v, so I think the gauge is either bad, or there's some extra voltage drops in the wiring.
I suspected my compression was bad, but here are the numbers:
Other than the low value in #4, they look pretty good to me. The bad news is I'm still stumped at why my car won't start without bump starting it It seems to be getting worse now, and I need a pretty steep hill or several people pushing the car and several tries to get it going.
Please give me some more ideas on what I can look at guys, I want my old lovable subie back