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About wagons

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    USMB is life!

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    prescott az
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    Bought two subarus with intentions of building 1 ultimate subaru. Now i have one for my wife and 1 for myself
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    1987 GL, 1995 Impreza

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  1. Timesert would be best option here. Don't worry helicoil work great, that's what's on my cam seal cover right now! It needs to be seated tight or it will leak. Just did that one LOL
  2. wagons

    Weber DGAV flooding

    I have a few questions for the OP. Did you buy this as a kit from Redline Weber? Do you have a fuel return? How old is this Weber? What is fuel psi and how is it regulated? Is the carb set up designed for a Subaru? I had your exact problems, spacer didn't do anything. So here what I did, I rebuilt the carb, not just gaskets and the float, I mean the whole thing. I had oversized emulsion tubes, too small of jets, in short a jacked up carb not designed for a Subaru lol. Make sure it is jetted, emulsion tubes and so on are the same as the ones Weber uses in their kit.
  3. Cool, Im assuming they are long enough? I just tried a set of AutoZone wires today on my Chevrolet truck and behold! They don't fit either lol
  4. So I am finding out the AutoZone plug wires don't fit my EA82 engine right. They don't quite reach the plugs and seat so I get crappy idling and rough running! WTH is with that? Lol. Now that I'm over my rant, what plug wires are you guys using that actually reach? I'm about to buy the universal cut to length ones an make my own. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance
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    Hill holder- help!

    Hey Subasaurus, I can definitely use some guidance, pictures anything to get this bad boy to work. Just getting around to my exedy clutch job so it's going to start being put back together here soon!
  6. How big of parts can you print Dave T? I'd be willing to send you all my EA82 plastics to get new! I have a buddy who is an upholster and can paint/dye any color, even match my EA82 blue! I need new before mine crumble lol
  7. What's wrong with Summer driving? My EA82 wagon is apart this year, but last summer I lived in Phoenix Arizona and I drove the piss out of it, ac on full blast almost 80 miles a day for my job! This was all stop and go milage as I was a merchandiser and had to go from store to store. My truck is flush the system, electric dual fans with sealeed shroud, 20% coolant to water ratio, and a bottle of redline water wetter!
  8. So my dual range in my 1987 EA82 GL 5- speed is getting very hard to put in first gear, I almost have to stop before I can down shift to it. So I talked to AAMCO transmissions where I live and they can rebuild it for about $800. Is this priced Right? Anybody have a good DR they want to give up? I can build engines, trans are not my thing. Does anybody have a service manual for the transmission?
  9. Thanks guys. GD, that thing would be great if it was accurate! I'm skeptical about it's accuracy, but it's not hard to check outside on a dvom and have some tell me what it's reading inside.
  10. So i thought I had a charging system problem. nope! I have a dead volt gauge problem. How do I fix this? I'm thinking instead of tearing the dash apart and finding why it's dead, the AutoZone special meter looks good at $20. Opinions?
  11. wagons

    Hitachi Carb Issues

    I've rebuilt these carbs so many times, and I found the easiest way to get them running perfect! Throw the SOB away! Follow exactly what GD says and never look back. No instructions are needed, if you need detailed ones follow jeszeks "ideas on swapping a Weber" thread. Buy a true made in Spain Weber, not an INTERCO Weber like I got ripped off on. It runs great, but let's face it, it's not a weber. One instruction I will say follow, plug carb warmer hole with jb weld aluminium/steel stick then mill it and the intake manifold flange flat. If you don't, leaks will find you fast.
  12. Holding the throttle open and it started and stayed running? That right there gives me a hint that the throttle position sensor is bad. Starting with out it being open will fire but die. Starting with partial throttle now has a complete circuit. My old chevys are notorious for this, start with no throttle they fire and die. Start with trottle open, circuit is now open and ecu sees it and compensates fuel and timing. I may be way off but check the signal on the road or swap with one you know is good.
  13. wagons

    Road Trip Repairs, Exhaust woes

    CTS is coolant temperature sensor. How many miles does your car have? Over 150k? If you put in a 12oz can of seafoam you might not have a restricted exhaust, or any electrical problems, you might have compression problems. Depending on how well the prior owner maintained this car. Sea foam will eat carbon build up that are on the rings, valves and all sorts of places carbon gets to. I did it to my 1982 Chevy last spring. $10 of seafoam cost me $1300 to replace the engine. I'm not trying to be a pessimist, but if the exhaust and CTS doesn't help and there is still extreme power loss and poor milage, it might be a good idea to find a compression tester and a leakdown tester. I made this mistake and would hate to see it happen to somebody else. My hopes are high for you
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    head gasket question

    I use fel-pro permatorque head gaskets. No re-torque needed. I won't use a gasket twice after it's been torqued down, it's asking for leaks, but may not leak at all just a roll of dice. I'd make sure head is completely flat and then new head gaskets
  15. I have never tried it but I have heard hot tank the heads with the lifters in. Usually results in lifters needing rebuilt (mizpah) but keeps those pressed in holders in place without damaging them. $28 for lifters is better than 8 million trips to yards looking for heads, pulling them off and still having the same issue