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  • 2006 Litchfield Subaru Forester 2.5STi
  • 2000 Subaru Impreza turbo PPP

Certified petrolhead - long time Subaru owner, mostly high specced (PPP, STi or other performance mods) and will race anything with an engine.

Have been monkeying around with engines since the late eighties.


Oct
10
comment How to understand different engine oils?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between auto oils (SAE 5W-30, 5W-30/A5, 5W-30/A1)?
Oct
10
comment How to understand different engine oils?
MIH - please don't post duplicate questions. Can you edit one to contain all the info you need and delete the other one please!
Oct
3
comment 49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground
well spotted - I just saw the gravatar as the same. Okay - if he posts extra info as an answer we can always edit it into the OP.
Oct
3
comment 49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground
Josh - add info into your original post to let us know what type of scooter it is, as belt tensioning will be different on different models.
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
Yup - just over 400bhp currently in my Forester STi :-)
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
190 mph. Mine may be slightly non-standard - imported then upgraded by Litchfield before they sell them in UK.
Sep
29
comment 97 Ford F-150 4.2 - Transmission not shifting properly
why don't you think the new computer has anything to do with it? It would seem to be a very likely culprit.
Sep
24
comment Massive oil drop in the course of a few days
Check your oil level again. If it is below the minimum, top it up before the drive home. If you are worried, stop halfway home and check again, and top up as required.
Sep
3
comment What's the car brand with the “R” logo?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about motor vehicle maintenance or repair.
Sep
3
comment How can I test my EGR?
This doesn't answer the OP's question at all.
Aug
26
comment Why does a diesel sound like that?
It's like the way a V12 engine sounds different to a boxer-4. They are different, the mechanics are different: so they sound different.
Aug
24
comment Finding cars that a particular battery is compatible with
Hi Matt - the way it works is that all cars are compatible except those that specifically list otherwise (for reasons of size, extra current requirements etc) so there is no list held (as far as I am aware) for which cars a particular battery is compatible with. Just no need for one.
Aug
21
comment What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)
beta - I have left you a comment on that proposal. I don't think there is any value in trying to create a small subset of an existing site.
Aug
18
comment High engine temperature
My car runs the radiator cooling fan for a long time even after I shut off the engine. Are you sure you have a problem, or maybe you are just unused to the Micra?
Aug
5
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
I had a message from someone in Saudi who pointed out that he could fill up the tank of a Nissan Armada for under £4!
Aug
4
comment BMW 320i e36 VS BMW 325i e36
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about maintenance or repair. Instead the OP should simply read the info BMW provide.
Jul
28
comment 2000 mazda MPV 6 cylinder LX
You have given nowhere near enough information for us to try and diagnose - the garage had it several days, and reckon a rebuild is required to help them find and fix it. I'd suggest letting them do it.
Jul
14
comment Car sputtering and stalling when idle and going into first gear
I have tried to sort formatting and readability, and removed the cost part of the question as this is so variable by location.
Jun
25
comment How to determine type of battery
Perhaps: requires battery type xxxxx :-)
Jun
25
comment 1996 Toyota Camry - ignition or wiring
This will likely be a Toyota service activity: reset your key