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Old 11-03-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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sorry but i just got my sti has about 400 miles now and i was wondering some things because ive noticed some weird things, such as when i turn the key were the radio comes on all the lights on the cluster comes on like the oil and check engine is that normal? also when im in traffic and i push the clutch the car revs itself to about 1500 to 2000 rpm is that also normal for sti's? just want to be safe and sorry for the stupid questions
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:23 PM   #2
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- The revs will not drop below 1k unless you are under about 20 mph

- In Accel mode, you can have the radio come on without the cluster coming on.

I hope this isnt a troll post. It sure sounds like it.

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Old 11-03-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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you dident answere my questiuon why is the check engine light and the oil light on when i turn the key to power everything and the car revs itself sometimes its very weird
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Old 11-03-2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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Old 11-03-2004, 09:37 PM   #5
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Any time the key is ON and the engine is not running, the check engine light will be illuminated, as will the oil pressure idiot lamp (how can one have oil pressure if the engine isn't running?).

Perfectly normal.

As for the revs. If you are rolling along and push the clutch in, the ECM knows that the car is moving based on a vehicle speed signal. It will keep the revs a bit off idle to anticipate you releasing the clutch again.

Once again, normal.
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:07 PM   #6
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The check engine/oil lights start up with pretty much every Subaru, it's a Japanese thing. It's just to make sure that the lights are operational.... if the lights stay on, well that's a different story.

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Old 11-04-2004, 03:12 PM   #7
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Check engine light, oil pressure light, and usually ABS light comes on in every car I've had experience with. It's most likely a diagnostics thing, to ensure that all the lights work. Just as if the oil pressure light comes on while driving, if it doesn't come on when powered up, something is wrong. In the second case you've blown a fuse or the light is teh borked.
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by MrHorspwer

As for the revs. If you are rolling along and push the clutch in, the ECM knows that the car is moving based on a vehicle speed signal. It will keep the revs a bit off idle to anticipate you releasing the clutch again.

Once again, normal.
My car has never done that, not our WRX, my 2.5RS or our Mini Cooper S. Not even our previous Jeep Wrangler or any other car I know of. All the cars I've ever driven go right to idle.

Maybe you aren't taking your foot all the way off the gas when you push in the clutch, it happens.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:34 PM   #9
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No.

With the electronic throttle on the 04s/05s, that is the way it works.

Period.

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Old 11-04-2004, 10:47 PM   #10
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No.

With the electronic throttle on the 04s/05s, that is the way it works.

Period.

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Funny how my 04 doesn't do it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:55 PM   #11
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That's because the WRX and the RS still have a conventional throttle cable. Only the STi has the electronic throttle that dow and MrHorspwer describe.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:06 PM   #12
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My 05 doesn't do that...and I just bought it. The engine doesn't rev when you push in the clutch. If your too quick to the gas maybe but not if your just coasting and push the clutch.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:27 PM   #13
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My 05 doesn't do that...and I just bought it. The engine doesn't rev when you push in the clutch. If your too quick to the gas maybe but not if your just coasting and push the clutch.
Exactly what I'm saying. You sometimes don't notice when you don't take your foot off the gas all the way. I've ridden with so many people who do it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:28 PM   #14
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That's because the WRX and the RS still have a conventional throttle cable. Only the STi has the electronic throttle that dow and MrHorspwer describe.
As far as the 2004 and 2005 Impreza brochures go, it just says the Impreza has electronic throttle, it doesn't specify which model.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:36 PM   #15
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It's normal dont know if you are really serious or not, but yah all the lights go on and when u turn it to the next click, the lights on the gauges goes off...
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:37 PM   #16
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As far as the 2004 and 2005 Impreza brochures go, it just says the Impreza has electronic throttle, it doesn't specify which model.
Its the STi only.
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:09 AM   #17
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As far as the 2004 and 2005 Impreza brochures go, it just says the Impreza has electronic throttle, it doesn't specify which model.
So go look at yours.
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:50 AM   #18
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you dident answere my questiuon why is the check engine light and the oil light on when i turn the key to power everything and the car revs itself sometimes its very weird
Your first car and it's an STi? Yikes.
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:10 AM   #19
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he didn't say it revs up 1500-2000 rpm's above what he was already at, it goes to 1500-2000 rpm's. such as a shift at 3000 rpm's, then just not shift, it will stay at 2000 or 1500, not idle, and every car i have ever had, has done this.


are you the same guy on the huntington streets/upgrades site stiguy?
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:54 AM   #20
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he didn't say it revs up 1500-2000 rpm's above what he was already at, it goes to 1500-2000 rpm's. such as a shift at 3000 rpm's, then just not shift, it will stay at 2000 or 1500, not idle, and every car i have ever had, has done this.


are you the same guy on the huntington streets/upgrades site stiguy?
NO car I have ever driven stays at 1500-2000rpm, not a single one. I highly doubt it. I have driven pretty much any car under 40k because I used to test drive cars for fun and not a single one ever did, not a KIA, not the Evo, not a WRX, no BMW, no Miata, no MR2, no Spec-V, none.

And the brochure does say that all models including the Outback, 2.5RS, WRX and STi have ETC for 2005, so probably 2004 as well.
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:09 AM   #21
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NO car I have ever driven stays at 1500-2000rpm, not a single one. I highly doubt it. I have driven pretty much any car under 40k because I used to test drive cars for fun and not a single one ever did, not a KIA, not the Evo, not a WRX, no BMW, no Miata, no MR2, no Spec-V, none.

And the brochure does say that all models including the Outback, 2.5RS, WRX and STi have ETC for 2005, so probably 2004 as well.
I am telling you what my 05 STi does. It is a matter of fact. If you think yours doesnt do it, or if you haven't run into the circumstances that it has not arrisen in your daily driving -- fine.

However, I refuse to banter further about an observered behavior I have seen in contrast to the 03 WRX I had.

It does do it. It Wont rev DOWN past 2000 -- 1000 depending on speed, and it is controlled via a function of speed by the ECU. Put your car in neutral at 45 without your foot on the clutch, and watch what happens.

Enjoy.

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Old 11-05-2004, 10:10 AM   #22
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well then between me and you sdogg the coincidence is crazy, because whille rolling with the clutch pedal to the floor, or in neutral, at speeds of 30+ all manual cars i have driven have stayed at an rpm above idle. and i have done the test driving for fun thing for as long as i could drive. (did it with parents before the dealers would let me by myself) my truck,trans am, sti, celica, etc. all have as well
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:18 AM   #23
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I have never seen more completely uninformed people argueing incorrect points in my life. Just about every one of you that is answering his question, is wrong. Again, please, all of you see this post

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647701
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:22 AM   #24
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i'm just telling what i have seen in MY cars, and i dont know why they have done it, i didn't claim to. i have always wondered why they did it, and thought it was wierd. but i still know they did it and my sti does, did it this morning. this is somthing i have witnessed, i didn't see it on the intraweb
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Every car I've ever seen does this....wth? (Check engine question)
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