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Old 02-28-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
jemyers
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Default Issues with 85 GL Wagon

I'm back. It has been a couple of years since I was active here.

Then, I was working on my 89 DL sedan. I had some timing belt issues and got those resolved. That car has been running strong ever since.

Now, I have picked up a "cream" 85 GL wagon interior and exterior in outstanding condition. Problem is engine.....

Bought the car knowing this (Family purchase).

The car is running very rough. Won't idle unless the idle set screw is set way up. Misses, runs rough. I thought it was vacum leak. Sprayed carb cleaner at the base of carb and manifold and the RPMs jumped and smoothed out. I replaced those gaskets and the vacum lines. Unfortunately no improvement.

Weird thing. I checked the timing and the book says timing should be set a 8 degrees BTDC. When I hit it with the timing light, the timing is set at past 20 degree BTDC. When I set the timing to 8 BTDC, the car starts running worse and worse.

Is it possible that when the shop that replaced the timing belts for my uncle get the job done exactly correct? My uncle says that looking back this is about the time it started running rough.

I have done all the simple checks I can think of. The local Subaru shop mechanics have no experience on early models. I need one of you guys to step up like the last time and lead me on.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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Yup, most likely the timing belts were done wrong.
Heres a write up on how they should be done.
http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/...ad.php?t=50768
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