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Old 31 Aug 2009, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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basically i bought a subaru impreza classic ej20 jap model and today i decided to clean the engine up (i like my engines spotless) and now the car doesnt have any power at high revs,,it doesnt cut off...it just wont go more than 60mph even in 3rd,4th, 5th
what could it be? turbo?
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you cover(water proof) all the electrical connections??
could well be moisture got into the plugs and leads and the connections,if it was the turbo,you should in theory have some smoke bellowing out of the exhaust..
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Re: hellllppppp!!!

As Ed said if problem only occured after wash use wd40 to drive out the water in electrical connectors and coil pack and leads that should solve it
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now the car just moves slowly ,,i had engine warning lights coming up when driving at some point..i needsome seriouse help here now,,scaed of taking it to the garage proper ripp off
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Re: hellllppppp!!!

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now the car just moves slowly ,,i had engine warning lights coming up when driving at some point..i needsome seriouse help here now,,scaed of taking it to the garage proper ripp off
Are you a member of the AA or RAC ?

If so give them a call and they may be able to find something obvious that you may have missed

When I have cleaned engines in the past... I have knocked of a plug lead at the coil end, got water into various connections etc etc

Not sure what mechanical apptitude you may have... but I recomend you get your WD40 and undo and spray each connection, then rejoin them... allow the car to dry overnight and then try again

What's your location? There may be a good local specialist in the area who can come to you and sort it at half the price of the main stealers

The AA or RAC may be able to take you to a local garage that deals with Jap cars?

Dont worry... anything can be fixed!

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Old 01 Sep 2009, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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will have a gd go at the car tomoro,,hopefullywill work,,defoz nt turbo nt smoking
will keep u posted ,,cnt even sleep
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driving slowly,engine check light,i'd say it's gone into "safe" mode!!!
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