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Replaced a supposedly 'rebuilt' SPFI injector with a good used one.

 

Just exchanged the IAC onto another TBI upper body after a good cleaning.

 

Symptom was sluggish response from low RPM with all other things being equal - like timing at 20*, etc.

 

Made a BIG difference in throttle response.

 

Next will be a new PCV - oil consumption is high & get the morning start up smoke cloud sometimes.

Could you elaborate on the IAC part a bit? What is it and such?

 

I have SPFI on my loyale and I get a stumble at low revs with 3/4 throttle. As well as a very rare intake backfire when I gun it while cruising. (checking timing tomorrow)

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Been messing with my a/c, removed the hotwire to the compressor, put plug back together,... doing other stuff, -suddenly it's working! Haven't had a car with working air for awhile, still need to shut it off to accelerate from stoplights, & uphill.

Also, I've been trying to get the timing advanced to +20, with no luck -it will ping under load anywhere past 16, and the top end power is miserable(nothing left in 5th gear). This motor is just happier around 10-12 degrees advanced, and mileage is better there, too.

Seems to always have a slight ping taking off from a stop -anyone else get this?

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Could you elaborate on the IAC part a bit? What is it and such?

 

I have SPFI on my loyale and I get a stumble at low revs with 3/4 throttle. As well as a very rare intake backfire when I gun it while cruising. (checking timing tomorrow)

I'll post a new thread about what I'd done so anyone who searches doesn't have to have a tough time in this long, long, long thread.

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Thank you Jes and czny.

 

New driver's side front axle in the GL. Now I've got two new in the front and one junkyard axle in pass back. Just gotta do that driver's side rear.

It's great to be able to accelerate briskly from a stop again, and be able to take turns with my foot on the throttle instead of coating them.

 

Doing the front driver's on the Loyale tomorrow. Oil change as well. Ben (the Loyale) is less than 200 miles away from his 100k mile birthday!

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Driver's front done on the Loyale. It was a band-aid axle I rebuilt that was on my GL and only meant to be on there for about 1k. It was on there for about 4k miles. It did it's job.

New axle was a bitch.

Changed oil, mobil 1 + filter. New air filter. Adjusted timing but it was only off -2*. Still got my slight hiccup. Oh well.

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Drove the PandaWagon to Phoenix to check out ComiCon - still overheating. :( I had to stop 3 times to let the cooling system cool down enough to burp the air back out of the cooling system and refill it. I'd loose about 3/4 of a gallon in about 20 miles. :eek

The radiator cap and thermostat are new. I don't think it's them.

 

To get me home, I did this:

 

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It let the air out but didn't let the coolant out. :) I also did no more than about 68 MPH (3200 RPM) on the interstate and 55 on the state highways. Between the two, I managed to get home without her overheating. :)

 

From doing some internet searching, it's a head gasket. :(

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Nope, those are built by a guy named Willy Fisterbottom who is a Member of AUSubaru.com forums; in fact there is a whole thread going there, just about his name... The question about those unequal Exhaust, is this:

 

Beside an Engine's sound Change, there could be any other advantage / disadvantage with that Setup?

 

Seems like it would transfer heat to the Oil Filter / Timing Belts area.

 

Kind Regards.

as usual on my posts, underlined words are web links

The factory turbo manifold wraps around the front of the engine also, but its double skinned. I'd be installing a heat shield between the pipe & the filter.

The biggest problem with the factory pipes is squashing them when running off-road. The turbo's don't have this issue cos the ipe is higher & then goes over the engine crossmember, not under it.

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Drove the PandaWagon to Phoenix to check out ComiCon - still overheating. :( I had to stop 3 times to let the cooling system cool down enough to burp the air back out of the cooling system and refill it. I'd loose about 3/4 of a gallon in about 20 miles. :eek

The radiator cap and thermostat are new. I don't think it's them.

 

To get me home, I did this:

 

14399842823_8595525eab_c.jpg

 

It let the air out but didn't let the coolant out. :) I also did no more than about 68 MPH (3200 RPM) on the interstate and 55 on the state highways. Between the two, I managed to get home without her overheating. :)

 

From doing some internet searching, it's a head gasket. :(

 

Welcome to the club. ;)

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^^Purty^^

 

Getting excited about the trip?!

 

Oh definitely. Getting a bit nervous that this will all be ready in time. :unsure:

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My ignition switch would not release.  I couldn't turn the car off let alone get the key out. 

 

Sprayed some Tri-Flow into the cylinder the other day and the problem seems to be fixed for now.

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The factory turbo manifold wraps around the front of the engine also, but its double skinned. I'd be installing a heat shield between the pipe & the filter.

The biggest problem with the factory pipes is squashing them when running off-road. The turbo's don't have this issue cos the ipe is higher & then goes over the engine crossmember, not under it.

 

 

 

The factory turbo manifold wraps around the front of the engine also, but its double skinned. I'd be installing a heat shield between the pipe & the filter.

The biggest problem with the factory pipes is squashing them when running off-road. The turbo's don't have this issue cos the ipe is higher & then goes over the engine crossmember, not under it.

 

 

This should be in the Historic forum as it’s in a 77 2 door

but, it has an EA81 so I guess it can go here….

I was concerned with heat transfer from the headers but, I’ve checked oil temps

and it hasn’t gone up, even if it did I’m running 20W 50 so I can afford a bit

more heat in the oil. I don’t think I’ll hit anything as the pipe isn’t hanging low and it’s not a 4wd

 

You have to admit it is arguably the best sounding EA81 in

the world……..

 

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My ignition switch would not release.  I couldn't turn the car off let alone get the key out. 

 

Sprayed some Tri-Flow into the cylinder the other day and the problem seems to be fixed for now.

 

I've had that happen before. The tumbler is worn out and you'll have to replace it. Probably should do it sooner than later.

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Yahoo,, it's A-Live,,,  Had picked up a '91 Loyal Wagon with bad head gaskets.   Ordered up a set of Stone Head gaskets and got them in.   Sounds fine running smooth and quite.   So far a good investment.. $350 mostly straight 137K miles...   $150 parts,,    equals runner...

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...

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I Like the Pencil and Zip Tie idea also;

 

but is sad to know that the PandaWagon is Overheatin' ...

 

Have you checked for clogged Radiator and / or Stuck Thermostat?

 

 

 

 

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AFTER

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That is an Awesome Cleansing Job!

 

Kind Regards.

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...  Had picked up a '91 Loyal Wagon  ...   So far a good investment.. $350 mostly straight 137K miles...   $150 parts,,    equals runner...

 

Great! ... but ... Where are the Photos:) 

 

Kind Regards.

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I Like the Pencil and Zip Tie idea also;

 

but is sad to know that the PandaWagon is Overheatin' ...

 

Have you checked for clogged Radiator and / or Stuck Thermostat?

 

That's where I started. I replaced the thermostat, radiator cap, radiator, and water pump. But none of them solved it. :(

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Sure your not running lean subynut?

According to the wideband, no. Running right on target of 14.5-14.9 at cruising rpms.

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Replaced dragging loose crappy driver's caliper under warranty. No more clunking and clicking and sticking. Happy. :-)

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84 Brumby got plain old oil change as per evertime od hits another 10,000km, last one indicated 360,000, this one 370.000. Amazed as this speedo unit is the fourth one I have installed in fifteen years and it still counts, though nedle guts or cable needs a lube - getting wavering. Valvoline 15W40 Engine Armour of the like, and must do filter included. Oil looked a bit dirtier than I expected out of the cleaned out internals EA82. The engine Y pipe metal screws got a new lease of life on the double walled pipe, bigger thread size this time.

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