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  1. I had what seemed like front axle problems. I can drive in 4wd, but not 2wd. The video explains is all. Parking brake on, engine running, 1st gear 2wd , clutch engaged. The castellated nut just spins! https://youtube.com/shorts/yYehV4mw_lg?feature=share What th... What's the problem??
  2. The video tells the story!!! The left turn signal switch will activate flashing in bulbs other than the turn signal bulb! https://youtube.com/shorts/AtWGv5Lt3ns?feature=share
  3. I had a leak, in a coolant bypass hose. I used dry ice in the radiator to pressurize the cooling system, and the leak became much easier to find. Video. https://youtube.com/shorts/gN2hKFJvt3M?feature=share
  4. I am sure the leak is not coming from the two hoses highlighted in the image. Is the center of the intake manifold connected to the engine coolant?
  5. A steaming cloud of coolant was emanating from under my air filter cover, passenger side, this evening!! See photo for an approximation of what it looked like. Coolant represented in green. What is the most likely source of the leak?
  6. Thank you for the response, and thank you for all the posts on ultimatesubaru.org!
  7. My front main seal leaked, and I saw that I was losing oil pressure just as I was on a highway on ramp. I had definitely driven with low oil for a few miles, but good oil pressure. So glad I noticed the dipping oil pressure gauge! I replaced the crankshaft seal, and topped up the oil. In startup, it sounded like the hydraulic valves ticked until they were filled with oil. I have a new sound above 2000 rpm, well represented on the video. Any guesses?
  8. The ignition control module, in the distributor, has a condenser. The 1984 GL does not have points. Could the condenser go bad and cause the problem mentioned?
  9. Following up on this. The new 5psi fuel pump solved the problem. I could cruise at highway speeds all day!
  10. I need to replace the front axles on my 85 BRAT. Do I need to remove the wheel bearing housings from the car?
  11. I did not notice a loss in power before the balking. I tried to recreate the problem today, and I was unable to make it balk. I did some before and after measurements. Old fuel pump, 2psi (13.8 kPa) at carb, 594 cc/ minute unrestricted flow. New fuel pump 5psi (34.5 kPa)at carb, 983cc/minute unrestricted flow. The unrestricted flow was from the forward fuel filter, so there must have been some loss to the vapor return line. Is 2psi fuel.pressure a problem with a Hitachi?
  12. ,85 BRAT, Hitachi, 49 state, new fuel filters, old loud fuel pump, new front and rear fuel filters. The car will hesitate and lurch under certain conditions. If I let the car just idle still for a while, and then accelerate, there is not problem accelerating, until about 20 seconds into it, then the balking begins. The normal acceleration indicates to me that both carb barrels are working. I just drove this car up a 1/10 mile 7% incline several times. I let this car idle, still, at the bottom of the hill every time before I did the test. 2nd gear, 2,000 rpm, the car makes it up the hill just fine. 2nd gear, 2,500rpm, the car starts balking halfway up the hill. I am guessing the problem is the fuel pump, or the valve which fills the float bowl. Am I missing something?
  13. I need to replace the clutch plate on my BRAT. While the engine is out, what else should I do?
  14. I don't know! I installed the tires 1st thing upon buying the car.
  15. I don't know. Here is some information about the P7157. Maybe you can find a cross reference. http://random.removed.us/altswap.html mkoch
  16. Thank you for the follow up. I'd like to see pictures after you install the next piece. moch
  17. There is an aft heater hose, manual transmission, upper and lower hoses  for 7720 06290.  I can get a photo if you need it.  


    In the engine compartment, the heater hoses are upper 8076 15032   lower 8076 15042  


    My parts manual is 1984, which should be the same part numbers as yours.


    1. Dwayne Oxford

      Dwayne Oxford

      Thanx, M.

      Wish I knew how to get email notifications of posts here.

      Mine is automatic.

      There are actually 4, the long afts, upper & lower, then short fores, upper and lower.

      Again, thanx, sorry I didn't see sooner.

  18. Heya, thank you for all the great advice you put on the board!

  19. At highway speeds, there is a vibration, feels like it's from the front, steering wheel cycles left-right about 5 times a second. I just had new tires put on. What besides tire imbalance can cause symptoms similar to tire imbalance? mkoch
  20. 1985 Brat non turbo. I have a "vapor separator near the firewall, driver's side, (left, USA). Fuel comes from aft low in the separator, leaves low to go to the carb. Out of the top vapor returns to the tank. Mine is opaque, probably from age. Is it also a fuel filter, and should I replace it as preventative maintenance? Part number 7420 72020 . mkoch
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