Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

While painting a bumper at home is always possible, you would need to: Prepare the surface correctly: clean off the products used to de-mold the plastic, sand the part if there is a granular relief motive. Apply the appropriate primer. Specific primers may be used for the paint to stick to the plastic correctly, and even better primers that have some flex ...


1

I'm an ASE Master certified tech, and have been doing this for 25 years. The likely cause is not the coil or plugs or the air cleaner but the fuel filter. It is probably blocked so the engine can't get the fuel it needs to run correctly. It is a common problem with Subarus. I would change the filter and go from there.


3

Yes, you have to do that. Your turbo heats up to around 900 degrees Celsius under hard driving conditions. When you shut off the car, You suddenly take away the heat source and the ambient temperature falls to around 95 degrees Celsius (the normal operating temperature for a Subaru that has been driven hard). This causes the turbine housing to experience ...


1

As they say, you need to let the turbo spool down as it spins excess of 100,000 RPM while doing this oil is used to lubricate it, if you shut it down immediately there are high chances of oil residue forming on the turbo lines and clogging it up. That said, most modern turbochargers do not need(while driving in the city) such cooling down period as such ...


1

Yes, otherwise parts of the turbo such as bearings can go bust and will need replacing. After hard driving, just drive your car slowly/calmly for a few miles. This will let the turbo cool down and because the engine is still on, the various turbo parts will still be lubricated whilst the turbo is cooling down. The following post may be of some use: ...


1

In the UK we have tyre fitters that specialise in Part Worn tyres. If you have similar in your local area then it would be worth asking them to measure your remaining tread and see if they have a suitable replacement tyre instead of having to buy a full set. That's certainly what I would try first.


0

Take a measuring tape and wrap it around your tires. Then wrap it around one of the potential new tires. If the circumference of the new tire is within 1/4 inch (6mm to 7mm) of the others, don't worry about it. You may also have a bit of luck looking at the local classifieds section. Sometimes people sell off tires with a good bit of tread left on them when ...


0

As I was doing the penny test I noticed a second tear in the side wall so the tire need to be replaced for sure. And unless I'm doing the test wrong it looks like the tred is low anyway so I'll probably replace all 4. Thank for all your help.


1

What I said over here might apply to your situation: ... a mismatched tire won't break your drivetrain immediately. It's more subtle than that: at least one differential will be loaded all of the time and at all operating speeds. So, instead of managing the different rotation speeds in a relatively low speed turn, you'll be cooking your ...


0

coil pack failures are very common also check to see if the snorkel after the mass air sensor could has a crack or rip in it. introducing of air after the sensor will create the no power condition. And lastly if its turbocharged the turbo might have locked up and perished


3

From a technical service bulletin regarding the 2014 Subaru's: If you receive a customer concern of a “beep- beep-beep” sound when trying to operate the PRG, a likely cause is an incomplete initialization procedure. Repair Procedure: With the ignition “OFF”, open the PRG manually using a fluid motion (no light flash or beep should occur). ...


4

I think this points at the thermostat being bad. The reason I go in this direction is due to there being no heat coming from the heater vents. I'm not sure if Subaru has it this way, but many heating systems in cars only divert coolant from exterior of the motor to the heater core. If the thermostat is not allowing (much or) any coolant through, you'll only ...


2

Without knowing specifics about the WRX engine, it sounds like you have a decent plan of attack. Here are some general guidelines for how to test for possible culprits in a sudden overheating situation: Cooling fan not running You'll want to check fuses, relays, continuity, and apply 12V to make sure that the fan hasn't mechanically seized. Restricted ...


3

Your question is subjective, but I can share some of my own experience in working with Subarus. The difficulty level of working on these engines will be defined by your mechanical ability and the type of work you plan on doing. Routine maintenance is fairly easy. The engine bay is easy to get around in my opinion, but it may take some getting used to. ...



Top 50 recent answers are included