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Old 27 Feb 2013, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello all, i wonder if you can help me,

i have just had the engine replaced in my 2001 wrx 2litre turbo, 4 pot,
the engine has done 300 miles now, and all was fine till yesterday, ( i have been running engine in) as i got it from - [Subaru | Impreza WRX | 2001 | Petrol | 2000 cc | Turbo]
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the engine gave what can only be described as a "hic-up" that lasted a split second, from then on the engine management light has come on, flashing, and the engine sounds a little off, the manual suggests the timing is the issue, i have just forked out 2000 pounds to get the engine and have it fitted, and im a little stuck, any ideas or advice please? - i have not been thrashing or pushing the engine hard, as i was advised to run it in for at least 2k,

any help or advise?! - thanks,
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Engine managment light flashing. EJ205

was your ECU reset before you put the engine in,if not it's possible there will be fault codes stored causing more problems..
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hello pilot, no, i dont think it was, also, before this new engine was put in the same light was on alot of the time,

after the new engine was installed the same light would stay on, as the manual suggested this was a emmistions issue, i decided to leave it be till i had ran the engine in, beliving it to be "settling in" as the engine felt and sounded great, now the light flashes pretty much all of the time, when i do start it tho, the light just stays solid for about 20 secs, at wich point the light flashes again, the engine has done 300 miles without any issues, so i would like to think its not a mechanical issue, - i hope...

is there any way to force a reset on the ecu? - thanks in advance for any help and advice, very new to subaru's and i have a bit of learning to do,

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Re: Engine managment light flashing. EJ205

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lets hope its not the engine
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 01:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Engine managment light flashing. EJ205

well engine came with 6 month unlimited milage warranty, and the engine still feels and sounds ok, althought a little off sounding, no loss in power, i do hope its not the engine, the mechanic that fitted it, is looking at the car tomorrow,

can anyone advise on a odb cable that would be compatiable with this car? i was going to attempt a ecu reset and see the out come,
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