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Old 12-23-2006, 06:46 AM   #1
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I wanna give my engine some lovin, cause it seems to be runnin a little rough..(doesnt feel serious, just needs some service)...it has 93,ooo miles on it and im sure it needs a decent amount of service..what should I do to my car to get back up runnin beautiful again, and also maybe a ball park range of $$ that Im looking at...any help will be greatly appreciated

also maybe if anyone recetly had a good engine make over, please tell me what you had done and how much it dented your wallet...thanks guys
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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If you have been keeping with the maintenance in your owner's manual or the one on subaru.com, your maintenance costs at 93,000 miles should be $0 unless you need an oil change or tire rotation. Running rough may just be a byproduct of needing to reset your ECU or a bad tank of gas.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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engine decarb
throttle body service
f.i. flush
t-belt
fuel filter

parts and labor vary from location.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:43 PM   #4
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whats an engine decarb?? sorry I know nothing about cars.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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one of the main causes of drivability problems in cars is because the build up of carbon and varnish deposits. it builds up in the combustion chamber and intake valves. with all this there could be increased problems with cold starts, knocking and run on. drivability problems like hesitation, misfires and loss of power can be the result from deposit build up on the fuel injectors. thats why i recommend a fuel injector service too.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:06 PM   #6
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ohh btw carbon deposits are a byprdouct of burning unleaded gas. no standard tune up corrects this.

you can start building carbon deposits as early as 15k
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one of the main causes of drivability problems in cars is because the build up of carbon and varnish deposits. it builds up in the combustion chamber and intake valves. with all this there could be increased problems with cold starts, knocking and run on. drivability problems like hesitation, misfires and loss of power can be the result from deposit build up on the fuel injectors. thats why i recommend a fuel injector service too.
then its possible this can help me out, because when its really cold my car hesitates to start...and sounds funny...smokey...just like it needs a little lovin like I said...so I will get all that stuff done to it..and should I just buy new fuel injectors?
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I'm guessing you got the car used? If so, then doing a full maintenance overhaul really isn't a bad idea even if it's just for peace of mind.

I'd say do all the fluid and filters (air/fuel/oil). After that, the big things that you should think of replacing soon (probably around the 100k mark) include the timing belt and tensioner, water pump, thermostat, and spark plugs all depending on how well the previous owner took care of the car. If you know the previous owner did spark plugs on time (at 60k miles) you can wait until 120k miles for those.
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u can buy new fuel injectors but thats going to sock u in your pocket BIG TIME.
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