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Subaru Justy

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    If you have a knock it may be carbon deposits in the cylinder. These effectively increase the compression ratio, and can cause knocking.

    So what I'd suggest is a good throttle body and FI cleaning. They don't cost too much and after we did this to our Mazda 626 it drove like new.

    The rattle is probaly a heat shield. If it was a bearing the noise would be speed dependent, but engine-rpm independent.

    justynough: congrats. The population of Subies in Florida just doubled! LOL

    -juice
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    You are just all over these Subaru boards, aren't you? :) I thought about a Justy for a commuter car (~70 miles daily, all highway), but we shall see.

    How is your Legacy holding up?

    Vocus
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Actually I don't subscribe to this one, but I do try to check in when I have the time.

    Our new Subie is fine, about 4k miles so far. Mods include 15" alloys from a Legacy Turbo, ASC power moonroof, full size spare tire, cargo area liner, and 6CD changer. Plus a leather shift knob.

    It's lookin' nice, and my total investment is still just $19k. Hard to beat for everything I got, in fact impossible to beat because no mid-size AWD can come close.

    -juice
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,663
    I was out driving the wife's Forester this afternoon, and noticed that the brake pedal squeaks (whistles?) when you first apply the brakes.

    When I got home, I turned off the engine, and pumped the brakes several times, and sure enough, the pedal whistles when you first apply it. I also noticed, that when parked and after pumping the brakes a few times, the pedal seems not to go down quite as far, and the pedal whistling disappeared!

    Anybody got any idea what's going on?

    Bob
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    That's cause the brake booster is w/o power when the car is off. You usually get 2-3 pumps then it becomes hard.

    As for the squeek, it's probably in the brake light switch possibly.

    -mike
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,663
    must be the reason I posted that question in this forum, and not the "Problem" forum?! Please forgive my "senior moment" here...

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Grease up the pedal hinges with lithium grease, they sell the stuff in spray cans.

    -juice
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    4wd 5-mt dirt cheap!

    -mike
  • thanks for all who responded with :Justy scrapy rattily noise @ low rpm, it was the exhaust.

    dad replaced battery, touched wrong wire. nothing works or turns over..but I have a strong doorchime. a mechanic told my dad to check the inline fuse. where is it?
    Please email me at waltermahar@hotmail.com thanks!!!
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,691
    an ad for an '88 Justy, 5 spd 4WD, $650/ofr. Says it is running good....I might have to look into that...it is the 3-cylinder model though...was there a 4-cylinder model?

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    All Justys had 3 cylinder engines.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,691

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Were turbos though.

    -mike
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