Go Back   Subaru Impreza Forum - WRX STI Rally Performance Tuning > Subaru Impreza Technical Area > Engine Bay

Subaru Impreza Forum

***HELP*** impreza cutting out
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05 Apr 2012, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Exclamation ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

hi there ive just bought me first impreza turbo 2000 uk 1997

problem ive got is that it keeps cutting out..i will be honest n say ive been running it on just above empty mark on fuel gauge..since monday ive been putting 10 of fuel a day in...i know its tight but am skint lol

today it happend on me way home from work..been driving for about 20 mins and then it started to judder then the engine check light came on for a few seconds then went out...the car stalled.....so i restarted the car n drove home fine for another 15 mins....once at home i left it outside running on tickover for 10 mins n it never cut out......and at this point the car was on empty so shouldn't it have cut out by now ?????

also the car had a replacement engine fitted in november last year..not sure if its a import or not....the car has a standard air filter and a nameless dumpvale fitted

is there anything else that can cause it to cut out or is it me being tight lol
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Apr 2012, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Scooby
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,370
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Get the code read. If the cel is on a fault will be stored
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Apr 2012, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Obsessed Scooby
 
The Pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bay of Tor...
Posts: 6,567
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

if it's always low on fuel the pump will have picked some 5h*t up,check the pump filter and the fuel filter in the engine bay and do what shambles has suggested just incase it's somet more serious...
__________________
Mapped by Enginetuner(Plymouth)..
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 Apr 2012, 07:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
bugeye_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK-Earth - Search google maps for "The Stig"
Posts: 4,563
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

this kind of practise could actually kill your engine, lack of fuel while on boost is like putting a oxy acetylene torch in the bores on to the pistons, as mentioned you really need to keep the fuel above quarter of a tank.
__________________
-- .. ... ... .. -. --. / -... ..- - / -. --- - / ..-. --- .-. --. --- - - . -.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 Apr 2012, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 21
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Had a similar problem with my new 99 car, sometimes when I put the clutch in the engine cuts for no reason, think it could be a idle value, the guys on here have told me where to locate it, but, I have booked it into my local Subaru garage for a service and have told them to clean it out.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

hi there, av just put 15 of juice in and it took it to just over 1/4 of a tank wa driven fine after i put juice in.. but then probs 10 mins later it cut out again (a few times)...its made me a bit paranoid cos it seems to happen wen its warmed up aswell.....any more ideas people plz
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
bugeye_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK-Earth - Search google maps for "The Stig"
Posts: 4,563
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

yeah replace your fuel filter and clean your IACV
__________________
-- .. ... ... .. -. --. / -... ..- - / -. --- - / ..-. --- .-. --. --- - - . -.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 12:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Quote:
Originally Posted by bugeye_bob View Post
yeah replace your fuel filter and clean your IACV
Thanx for the reply. Sorry to sound daft but wat is a iacv. Can u tell it's me first impreza.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 12:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
bugeye_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK-Earth - Search google maps for "The Stig"
Posts: 4,563
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Idle air control valve, controls the tick over or idle speed.
__________________
-- .. ... ... .. -. --. / -... ..- - / -. --- - / ..-. --- .-. --. --- - - . -.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 12:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Quote:
Originally Posted by bugeye_bob View Post
Idle air control valve, controls the tick over or idle speed.
were can i find it pal...promise al stop bugging u lol....cheers
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 12:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
bugeye_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK-Earth - Search google maps for "The Stig"
Posts: 4,563
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Circled in red
__________________
-- .. ... ... .. -. --. / -... ..- - / -. --- - / ..-. --- .-. --. --- - - . -.

Last edited by bugeye_bob; 02 Oct 2016 at 08:36 AM.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 12:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Quote:
Originally Posted by bugeye_bob View Post
Circled in red
thats great pal....do i just unbolt it off then ge it a clean ????
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2012, 01:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Scooby
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,370
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Yes but you'll need a new gasket
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2012, 05:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
Fresh Scooby
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Rotherham, United Kingdom
Posts: 15
Exclamation Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

Right this morn I've been out n bought a new fuel filter and some fuel system cleaner also ave put a full tank of petrol in. But it still cuts out. Had it running on idle on me drive for about 30 mins after I replaced the fuel filter and a was fine. But then took it for a drive and after about 15 mins it started to loose power n cut out. Almost like a blockage somewere. Plus it seems to me like it does it when the car is warm. ANY MORE IDEAS PEOPLE PLZ.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2012, 06:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
Veteran Scooby
 
bugeye_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK-Earth - Search google maps for "The Stig"
Posts: 4,563
Re: ***HELP*** impreza cutting out

But you havent cleaned the IACV, at least do that before you think its something else.
__________________
-- .. ... ... .. -. --. / -... ..- - / -. --- - / ..-. --- .-. --. --- - - . -.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cutting out scoobypearldavewrx Newbies - Say Hello Here 3 10 May 2011 05:31 AM
impreza cutting out :( cwuk2001 Engine Bay 6 08 May 2011 07:06 PM
98 impreza turbo cutting out neil6368 Subaru Impreza Discussions 2 02 Feb 2010 11:53 AM
cutting out jonoelb Subaru Impreza Discussions 5 21 Aug 2009 12:00 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.