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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:50 pm 
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Just curious Graham, Where do you work ?

Shaun

Graham from Proven?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:14 pm 
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Yip....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:45 pm 
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For a Moment I thought you were Graham from TSL in Derby :)

I have used quite a few Subaru Specialists / Dealers from Roger Clark Motorsport,AS Performance, Revolution etc to my local Subaru dealer Stan Palmer (Rob84 on Scoobynet) here in Carlisle and had a whale of a time :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:30 pm 
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I know where to go if I need Subaru work at the London end then!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Dub90 wrote:
Yip....

Aha!
I only ever pop in for filters anymore...
Last time I brought the Forester (V93 DPK) in I had the Blizzard in the boot to cycle home on. That ride on the wrong side of Gibbet Hill I realised I needed discs, so found this place to sell my old wheels...
I knew someone was to blame!
I think you only had one bike at the time too Graham?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:35 pm 
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Aha, Nick?
Yeah one bike has blossomed a little! Are you still local?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:19 pm 
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Dub90 wrote:
as mentioned above, try all the simple things first like plugs/leads and coil. it should have a central coil, top of the inlet manifold. These do come up at scrapers so may get some bits there, early Forester may have the same engine components depending on your model year.

early non turbo engine didn't have a MAF sensor ( fits between ail filter housing and the engine) O2 sensors normally bring the light on before causing erratic idle. Remove idle air control valve and clean it with some sort of carb cleaner.

what you are describing sounds like your knock sensor ( top of the engine underneath the inlet manifold) has a single bolt going through it with a connector 6" off the back of it ( depending on which one you have)

however i would conclude that you really should get some proper technical assistance as i can offer you all sorts of pearls of wisdom and spends 000's of your pounds and be no further forward.

get a local friendly mechanic to cover all the basics ( including air leaks on the air intake side) as he may spot something simple and cheap.

Graham
(10 years experience as a Subaru workshop manager)


Well, I have cleaned the MAF and throttle valve which had some gum, but not much. Used Forte engine/injector cleaner and the engine does run better but the fault is still here.

Graham, I didn't remove the idle control valve as I think someone mentioned somewhere that I should have a new gasket before removing.

I have read the early lambda motors do not necessarily have fault codes, so this could be it along with knock sensor as you mentioned.

I should take it to a garage but properly skint at the moment, and learning your way around is fun (not)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Dub90 wrote:
as mentioned above, try all the simple things first like plugs/leads and coil. it should have a central coil, top of the inlet manifold. These do come up at scrapers so may get some bits there, early Forester may have the same engine components depending on your model year.

early non turbo engine didn't have a MAF sensor ( fits between ail filter housing and the engine) O2 sensors normally bring the light on before causing erratic idle. Remove idle air control valve and clean it with some sort of carb cleaner.

what you are describing sounds like your knock sensor ( top of the engine underneath the inlet manifold) has a single bolt going through it with a connector 6" off the back of it ( depending on which one you have)

however i would conclude that you really should get some proper technical assistance as i can offer you all sorts of pearls of wisdom and spends 000's of your pounds and be no further forward.

get a local friendly mechanic to cover all the basics ( including air leaks on the air intake side) as he may spot something simple and cheap.

Graham
(10 years experience as a Subaru workshop manager)


Well, I have cleaned the MAF and throttle valve which had some gum, but not much. Used Forte engine/injector cleaner and the engine does run better but the fault is still here.

Graham, I didn't remove the idle control valve as I think someone mentioned somewhere that I should have a new gasket before removing.

I have read the early lambda motors do not necessarily have fault codes, so this could be it along with knock sensor as you mentioned.

I should take it to a garage but properly skint at the moment, and learning your way around is fun (not)

Have you checked the coil, leads and plugs?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
For a Moment I thought you were Graham from TSL in Derby :)

I have used quite a few Subaru Specialists / Dealers from Roger Clark Motorsport,AS Performance, Revolution etc to my local Subaru dealer Stan Palmer (Rob84 on Scoobynet) here in Carlisle and had a whale of a time :)

Shaun


Wondered for awhile if you were midlife off scoob forums.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:08 am 
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I have not checked plugs leads coil yet but I thought that would cause rough lumpy idle. My problem is that the engine will just hold the revs and tickover at a steady 1200 or 1500 or 2000 sometimes, as if I was depressing the accelerator.


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