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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.


Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
Paulster - that figure appears to be very wrong, or measured very strangely. My wife's car is a 58 mpg car (although she only gets 52 mpg) and it is a cheap Honda.
Nov
3
comment Why are motocross helmets designed the way they are?
That is true - the peak does a bit of that (ie stopping falling debris catching the rider by surprise while they are looking down at the ground)
Oct
23
comment How will I know clutch pads need replacing?
Your first two sentences are not correct. I have had 11 cars, ranging from high performance rally cars to town cars, and off roaders to track cars, and I have never had a squeaking clutch!
Oct
22
comment My radiator fan keeps on right after shutting off the car (Hyundai Accent 2002 GL 1.6)
Do you mean the fan stays on? Does it shut down after some time? You could check your radiator fluid (level, consistency etc) as it perhaps isn't cooling as efficiently as it used to.
Oct
22
comment BMW 530xd E60 2008 diesel possibly fuel pump problem
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Oct
14
comment What AC component would likely be the problem with my consistent power loss while driving?
Very nice IT Crowd nod there LCIII :-)
Oct
14
comment Muffler off car. Safe to drive with exhaust open underneath?
Years ago I had an odd accident which ripped out the downpipes from my oldest Subaru Impreza (non-turbocharged one), so the exhaust gases were basically exiting under the bonnet. It did sound pretty amazing, but my actual power was way down.
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.