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Old 09-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #126
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w00t our dealership just got in a 1988 Subaru DL in on trade and I decided to pick it up

Doesn't run right now but I believe it just needs a fuel pump which I have already ordered.. It's got 267k miles and came with the original key, hidden behind the license plate haha... I'm looking forward to getting it running and fixing it up.

Anyone know of any good sites for parts/accessories??
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:18 AM   #127
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w00t our dealership just got in a 1988 Subaru DL in on trade and I decided to pick it up

Doesn't run right now but I believe it just needs a fuel pump which I have already ordered.. It's got 267k miles and came with the original key, hidden behind the license plate haha... I'm looking forward to getting it running and fixing it up.

Anyone know of any good sites for parts/accessories??
pics or it didnt happen!! also, try myimportparts.com??
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #128
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Subaru Stars 85rx turbo weird problems

hey guys so i have an 85 rx turbo its having some issues im seeing if anyone can help pritty much ill be driving down the road and it randomy acts like it got shut off ill wait a second and it will go again im thinking my timing is off still because its the first subaru iv done timing on do you think that could cause it? or do you think maybe my coil is going out im just seeing if anyone has any ideas


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Old 01-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #129
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I would say your coil is going out. Sounds like the coil is overheating and after it cools you are gtg.

If it was the timing it wouldnt have anything to do with cutting the engine off and then letting it restart after a while. Timing related would be a constant.

I have been stranded before due to a coil problem, luckily it happened at night and when I opened the hood the coil was red hot. It cooled off and I got back home. The next day looked at it and the coil had cracked and the oil had leaked out.

A new coil should solve the problem. See if you can get a look at it next time it shuts off, be careful of touching it if it doesnt look hot.

Good luck

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:34 AM   #130
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #131
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I hope I can be accepted in here with my GL
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:05 AM   #132
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nice ride. hardly see lifted sedans.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #133
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hey guys, just signed up, i'm rockin a loyale.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #134
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:33 PM   #135
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nice ride. hardly see lifted sedans.
Thanks! I love my little suby
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #136
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Default Grandma's 1988 XT6 needs a little help

My grandmother is the original owner of a 1988 XT6 with all options. She can't drive now, and has given the car to my mom. It has about 75K miles on it and has been babied. It's had some ailments:

- bad gas mileage - ~15mpg in mixed
- slow electrical drain - dead battery in 1-2 weeks if not run
- and now, the front air shocks have failed (to pump up)

My mother was told by the local dealer they can install *normal* struts for $1500. That sounds a little steep. The 3 shops that she has taken it to haven't even bothered to look at the air pump, hose, or shocks to see what is wrong.

My mom wants to sell it, since these 3 problems seem unfixable to her for a decent price. I would dive in, but I don't seem to have have time for my own Subaru project car (1998 Outback + 1994 Japanese spec turbo).

Suggestions?
- sell it off cheap locally? (in Idaho)
- Ebay?
- normal struts can't be more than $600 installed?
- try to get it to Salt Lake where someone might know how to work on one?
- get tips here and fix it myself?

Thanks for any help.
-Scott
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:10 AM   #137
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Hey gang, just joined.Bought a 79 wagon last month and cant wait to try and find parts and mechanics. For once money might not be the issue with my vehicle!
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #138
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Hi,
I'm a new member. I just got my 84 GL Hatchback 4WD up and running and have a few questions. First, which direction do I turn the idle mixture screw at the base of the carb to lean out the mixture? I assume it's counterclockwise but I'm not sure. Second, is there anywhere I can get a diagram of the vaccuum lines? There's so many lines I'm not sure if I have them hooked up properly. Also, how do I test for vaccuum pressure and what's normal? Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:12 PM   #139
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What are my options for getting some nicer looking 4x140 wheels for my 84 gl hatchback?
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #140
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Peugeot wheels is about it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #141
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Picked this up 2 days ago lots of work, wires are rats nest. Good winter project. I posted on the other ultisubiefourm but thought I would throw this up. Looking for fenders and anybody local.
















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Old 08-19-2011, 05:42 PM   #142
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Just bought an 85 Brat, and i need some help. I am having a very hard time finding a front passenger side steering knuckle, and needless to say, the junk yards haven't been very helpful. Open to any suggestions
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:44 AM   #143
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:52 AM   #144
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My grandmother is the original owner of a 1988 XT6 with all options. She can't drive now, and has given the car to my mom. It has about 75K miles on it and has been babied. It's had some ailments:

- bad gas mileage - ~15mpg in mixed
- slow electrical drain - dead battery in 1-2 weeks if not run
- and now, the front air shocks have failed (to pump up)

My mother was told by the local dealer they can install *normal* struts for $1500. That sounds a little steep. The 3 shops that she has taken it to haven't even bothered to look at the air pump, hose, or shocks to see what is wrong.

My mom wants to sell it, since these 3 problems seem unfixable to her for a decent price. I would dive in, but I don't seem to have have time for my own Subaru project car (1998 Outback + 1994 Japanese spec turbo).

Suggestions?
- sell it off cheap locally? (in Idaho)
- Ebay?
- normal struts can't be more than $600 installed?
- try to get it to Salt Lake where someone might know how to work on one?
- get tips here and fix it myself?

Thanks for any help.
-Scott
I have a 86 gl-10 with full air suspension and what i was quoted was around $500 for install and part for JUST ONE air shock. I know you can swap out the air shocks and just put in regular shocks (its probably going to be cheeper). also what kind of gas do you run in it? if you run cheeper grade fuel you will get lower mpg's.

i do know that you posted this a while ago, hope if you still have the car this information is valuable
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:15 AM   #145
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Old Sub's FTW! I love my '86 Brat, my dad's '86 GL, and my '89 XT.

For the XT6 owner.
As for the Struts. I changed out all four struts in my XT in one day with some help from a couple of Rednecks (gotta love'em.) I got the struts from a XT6 (Mine was the four-banger.), costed $400 for all four from the junkyard (in Alaska). Look in the Junkyards, but don't be surprised if none are there(The on I went to had 3 XT6's and 1 XT, but it was the only one from Anchorage to Wasilla and Palmer). There's also a bunch of Subaru's that had those struts (regular ones). I'll try to touch back if I can remember which ones.
If you want you can replace them yourself, if you can find the time. The back are a pain to get to, you'll have to dig between the trunk and behind the back seat, but easy to go in with a little force. The front are easy for me. Be sure once you'll swapped them to unplug the compressor. It's under the Driver side front fender. I was able to get to it just by pulling the plastic wheel well cover and it's right there (Looking at the front). That way you'll save the compressor from damage in case you want to go back, or sell it to someone that needs one. If you want to keep it and just fix the issue, odds are it's the strut. My XT had one blown in the front and both rears going bad.
As for the MPG and the slow batt drain, I'll see someone that knows about the ER27 engine, and/or XT's and XT6's in general. Though you may want to talk to a electrical specialist about the Batt Drain. It may be some wire is being shorted to ground. Though with changing/fixing the strut issue you might increase your MPG, after an alignment.

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:07 AM   #146
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My grandmother is the original owner of a 1988 XT6 with all options. She can't drive now, and has given the car to my mom. It has about 75K miles on it and has been babied. It's had some ailments:

- bad gas mileage - ~15mpg in mixed
- slow electrical drain - dead battery in 1-2 weeks if not run
- and now, the front air shocks have failed (to pump up)

My mother was told by the local dealer they can install *normal* struts for $1500. That sounds a little steep. The 3 shops that she has taken it to haven't even bothered to look at the air pump, hose, or shocks to see what is wrong.

My mom wants to sell it, since these 3 problems seem unfixable to her for a decent price. I would dive in, but I don't seem to have have time for my own Subaru project car (1998 Outback + 1994 Japanese spec turbo).

Suggestions?
- sell it off cheap locally? (in Idaho)
- Ebay?
- normal struts can't be more than $600 installed?
- try to get it to Salt Lake where someone might know how to work on one?
- get tips here and fix it myself?

Thanks for any help.
-Scott
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #147
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Going from the Bugeye Mafia to old Subies Got myself a 1.8 liter 86 B.R.A.T.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #148
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Great news!! Bought a Justy DL today.

Bad news...it has rod knock.

Anyone here have experience building the EF12?

Doggone it. I was fired up, too.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #149
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Can't be that much harder than any other straight engine. No splitting block halves.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #150
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Can't be that much harder than any other straight engine. No splitting block halves.
I certainly agree on the block halves, but...it'd be nice to have a FJI manual to know the clearances for assembly, and what to tell my machinist

Thanks for your input!

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