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About alexbuoy

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  • Birthday 12/20/1998

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    Agoura Hills, California
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    1991 Subaru loyale, 1982 Brat

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  1. Replaced AFR sensor and plug wires. upgraded the fuel return line to the tank to 5/16 also. Also replaced crank sensor. I’m super stumped! I don’t think it can be low compression/bad valve since all 4 plugs were gas fouled???
  2. Unfortunately my scanner does not do that. The vacuum line that goes from the FPR to MAP does not show any signs of raw fuel inside. Im thinking because my fuel return line is so small (ej swapped brat) the fuel pump is over pressurizing the system. Im going to upgrade the fuel return and o2 and i’ll check back.
  3. Currently it runs pretty bad cold or warm. Pulled the plugs today and all 4 were fuel fouled and had a strong smell of fuel. I’ve also swapped my fuel rail and fuel pressure regulator with a known good one. I just checked my AFR sensor, wires are frayed a bit. I’m going to try replacing that and also upgrade my fuel return line since it’s only 1/8”. Would a bad AFR really make the car run that poorly ?
  4. That was my thought too. I replaced it with a used one off my parts engine. My scanner shows that the ECU temp is about 10-15 degrees off from my mechanical coolant temperature sensor. although I do not know how accurate either are
  5. Hello all thought i’d try my luck here coming from the 80’ s subaru forum. I've recently transplanted a 1998 EJ22 265k miles into my Subaru Brat. The EJ along with the wiring harness was out of my Loyale, which ran great before it was pulled. When I first wrapped up the swap it ran amazing. Did some pulls with it at operating temps with no issues. Now it’s missing quite bad when it gets to operating temperature. And it’s also been getting worse. No CEL’s which is leaning me towards it being a fuel issue. Modifications to the engine/fuel system. 1. Short Ram intake. All of the vacuum lines are connected after the MAF 2. Fuel Cell 3. Straight pipe with no cats. o2 bungs are welded in (gave no issues when the EJ was in my pryor car)  Also I cleaned/replaced the following 1. IACV  2. MAF  3. used Engine Coolant Temp Sensor 4. used Ignitor 5. New fuel filter 6. used coil pack 7. cleaned PCV 8. new plugs less than 5k ago What I’ve checked 1. No vacuum leaks whatsoever 2. Timing is good Im going to try replacing the fuel injectors and FPR. Any ideas? I'm super stumped it started acting up a couple of days ago.
  6. Thanks I was thinking the exact thing. Ill make a post there now
  7. Still have issues with low idle (probably around 500) and cutting out when warm. any suggestions ?
  8. So i’m believing its a fuel issue. My friend had the same issue with his swap, upgraded the return lines and it fixed it. Gonna give that a shot
  9. I've recently transplanted a 1998 EJ22 into my Subaru Brat. The EJ along with the wiring harness was out of my Loyale, which ran great before it was pulled. So the thing runs great when it isn't all the way to operating temp. I can really get onto the gas and do pulls with no cutting out. But after a little bit of driving, the EJ cuts out real bad. Definitely a misfire. Those things never happened when it was in my Loyale. It also idles really low, id say around 4-500 on the tach (and shakes a little but can this be because of no pitch stopper?). No CEL's (minus the typical like gas tank temp). I did a few things differently this time around. 1. Short Ram intake. All of the vacuum lines are connected after the MAF 2. Fuel Cell Also I cleaned/replaced the following 1. IACV 2. MAF 3. used Engine Coolant Temp Sensor 4. used Ignitor 5. New fuel filter Is it OK to use the stock return lines and vent lines from the EA81 or are they too small? I have an upgraded fuel pump for FI but I feel like its flooding the engine(Once it cuts out it backfires). Any ideas? I'm super stumped I literally did it almost identical to my loyale but i'm not getting the same results.
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    1982 Brat Electrical Issues

    Update: I’m not sure what I did, but BOTH brake lights work now!! unplugged some stuff and then that fixed it lol. Thanks for the help guys!
  11. Hello all i’ve got an 82 Brat and the brake lights do not work. Tail lights do work when lights are on. I have the two prong plug from the brake pedal connected to a green, green/yellow plug. I’ve cleaned the grounds and also have cleaned the electrical connections (which brought life back to my drivers side tail light) So a couple questions 1. Is the brake pedal switch connected to the right plug? 2. What else should I check that might cause an issue with my brake lights? 3. I think the issue might be in the harness. is there a way to bypass the harness and wire the switch directly to the tail lights? thank you!
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    Wire Harness for EA to EJ swap.

    You will need the whole bulkhead harness under the dash. People use the fuel pumps from the SPFI EA82s and they work fine. I think my brats running something from a ford crown vic
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    losing coolant

    there is a little coolant hose under the intake manifold. check that if it’s leaking there it’s very hard to tell
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    "Heavy Duty" CV Axles

    My friend had “heavy duty” axles for his loyale and they were absolute trash
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