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1981 Subaru DL Wagon
Posted 21 January 2004 - 04:33 PM
Anybody have any problems with their 81's and how did you solve the problem?
Posted 21 January 2004 - 04:38 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 04:43 PM
UM, I hope there is something meaningful for them to absorb!
Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:58 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 06:07 PM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 09:14 PM
Watch the Radiator, Mine was actually pushed in when I bought it and eventualy blew a head gasket because of it.
Sometimes the carbs can be a pain, had to rebuild that.
Always check your engine oil and trans oil, My dad forgot and blew 3rd gear out, oops?
Enjoy the passing light! it is kinda unique to the 81's-84's. Correct me if the years are wrong.
Basically just ask a lot of questions everyone likes to help out.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 09:19 PM
His 81 DL shouldn't have one.....
Posted 23 January 2004 - 03:31 AM
Um, what is a passing light? By the way, does my car have a check engine light, and where on the dash would it be?
Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:00 AM
I have a blue 1980 or 81 one in the garage if you want one for your car - you would have to find a grill for it tho.
Your car may have a check engine light - or it may not. Depending on weather you have a feedback carburetor or a standard. If you have a feedback style, then you would have a little "ECS" in the gauge cluster somewhere that would illuminate to indicate a fualt. A good way to see if you have a feedback system or not is to look at the exhaust - if you have an 02 sensor where the y pipe joins at the cat, then you probably have a feedback system. However - a cursory inspection of an 80 or 81 guage cluster I happen to have sitting here didn't show me an obvious ECS light....
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