Question about 1998 Subaru Forester
It gets gas but smells like it fluding, it gets spark to all the plugs. it turns over just fine, but will not start at all.
are the new plugs oiling up suggest remove one and have a look if they are you may have a more sinister problem ie ; valve guides / piston rings cheers mal
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
do the plugs yerself, on a turbo model they are awkward but worth saving your money. you need to take out the air box to do that side (off side in uk) get your plug socket 16mm, and fit it in to the plug (after you take off the leads!) then depending on length of your socket you may need an extention, i use the short swivel adaptor thingy!.. and slowly undo, ... gap to 0.7 - 0.8 on a turbo, 0.6 if your running high boost on a modded model, .............the other side (near side in uk) you got to take out the battery and the washer bottle, be careful with the pipework under the bottle and connections. .... there is not alot of room to change plugs on a 16valve subaru....so have a swear box and plasters ready lol....DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!!!!!.... BECOMES A PROBLEM TO GET A BROKEN PLUG OUT ON THESE!...
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Posted on Feb 29, 2012
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