Hello everyone. I just joined the forum. I decided to join after reading a post about a problem I am currently having with my '97 WRX. I suspected it had to do with fuel delivery, and the site helped me diagnose that I do in fact need to replace the fuel pump. I now want to post to see how that user made out.
My name is Ian, and I am originally from New Jersey. I now live in Japan. I posted a pic of my car... it was my dream since I was 16 years old to own this car.
Last edited by Aggro Crag; 04-30-2013 at 05:52 AM.
@sleepr true the west coast is much closer than the east. My flight took like 13 hours to get here.
@blaze Thanks, I love this car so much. First night I took it out on the highway it scared the poop out of me. From then on I knew it was real.
So the issue I have been having, for a while now, is at WOT the car hesitates and bucks and is just generally not cool with me having fun. This happens maybe 60% of the time not always. I assumed it must be fuel or spark. So after a proper tune up it should go away. (I have yet to give it said tune up)
Also, sometimes in traffic it will just stall out. it also has a tendency to idle real rough. I'm really thinking it's the Fuel Pump.
So, one friend told me it's just that the intercooler is getting hot. Well I have the water spray and it is true that when it is on it happens less, but still it happens. Another told me I have a vacuum leak, and the turbo is "spiking" essentially.
So what do you think? Am I on the mark in diagnosing the fuel pump as being on it's way out?
I guess they don't sell that b12 stuff in Japan.
I replaced the fuel pump and filter and it's happening less. I also cleaned the MAF, after that I drove it for an hour with no issues. I'm going to go for a cruise this afternoon and see how it's running.
when I get paid on the 31st I'll get new spark plugs. any recommendations?
I'd try to find a mechanic/shop that knows performance Subarus and take it to them with it's symptoms. This approach will save you $ in the long run.
It'll be good to develop a relationship with a shop that you trust like this going forward anyway, as you'll eventually need their help for other work.
You're right... I can do basic stuff in front of my apartment, but I don't have a full tool set here. So it would be beneficial to find a shop nearby that knows a thing or two about subarus.
I've had the car for two years now and it's been pretty problem free considering how old it is.
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