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Old 30 Jan 2010, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Subaru Impreza weak points and trouble areas

Well might come in handy for some people to look at where ye think the imprezas bad points are, servicing areas and maintenance of it.

Have my Sti RA now nearly 2years and done about 17k miles on it since and has 72k miles on it now regularly service it every round 4500k miles or 4-5mths whatever comes first cleaned maf sensor as had an idle problem and was starting to cut out solved it for awhile then changed to a new sensor and cured problem, had a slight hessitation round 3k rpm and cleaned the boost solenoid pipes and restrictor pill that cured it, changed rear drop links and ARB bushes as was starting to clonk upgraded since, be changing rad soon as tiny hole in it changed the clutch, also clutch master, slave and springs as master cylinder failed, and apart from that plain sailing tip wood never missed a beat

Bad points:
Windows scratch after a while on drivers side
Getting at spark plugs
Flapping buzzing noise from windscreen rubber
Notchy gear change
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Subaru Impreza weak points and trouble areas

As above really.
On classics..
Failure of MAF sensor
Clutch replacement as some point once beyond 60-70k
scratched windows
Notchy gear change
Boot leaks are quite common
Squeaky clutch pedal - is this fixable??

As for my JDM newage
So far nothing to report...... (watch this space!! lol)
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Subaru Impreza weak points and trouble areas

Add to that (classics);

Weak gearboxes
Less than fantastic brakes, particularly on JDM WRX
Really shabby stereo and speakers


To be fair though, the only issues with my car are the gearbox, which I'll be stripping and replacing worn parts over the summer, and a failed fuel pump since replaced with a walbro unit. I do oil and filter every 2,500 - 3000 miles, change air filter every 6 months, plugs, leads, coolant, gear & diff oil etc. every 12 months. Probably overkill but as a result the engine runs beautifully and I a yet to have any issues with it.
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Squeaky clutch pedal - is this fixable??
Ya that very annoying
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Small fuel tanks. Well mine always emptys rather quickly
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 08:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Small fuel tanks. Well mine always emptys rather quickly
I'll agree with that too!!
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 09:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Small fuel tanks. Well mine always emptys rather quickly
Spec C even smaller tank = 50 litre. Never managed to get more than 43 litres in on fill up. as soon as the fuel light comes on its time to panic
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well i think i did alright 5 years ago got crashed scooby 1995 wrx paid 2000 euros so repaired and painted silver in my garage then the fun began , the car needed new starter ,brakes were shot had shot a pad and the old owner had been braking on a twin pot caliper which in turn cracked disc so started spending money ,then the power steering bottle was leaking replaced expansion water bottle , then radiator and just to make my day was showing off and blew the clutch !!!! ouch then really wanted to make it different so stripped it out painted it kawasaki orange with yellow pearl 180 hours in labour i am well happy with the car could never part with it so i will get to the bottom of the problem with the gearbox leak hope i have not bored to many of you out there but like i said i live in spain and they love diesel here so its good to be back in the real world again cheers tony
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sorry cambelt and water pump too
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so weak points all of it!!!! as still looking for something easy or nice to do lol!!!!
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 08:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another weak point is oil pump failure resulting in serious engine damage..Ouch!!!
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