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98 subura forester will not start!

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.

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  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    if a timing belt slipped , you can get fuel and spark but no start , if valves are worn or out of adjustment causing no compression ; same thing , if check engine light is on , pull codes and go from there

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SOURCE: 1994 bmw 325i sputtering with gas smell out tail pipe rich smell

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

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SOURCE: need to tune4 subura forester 1997

clarify please.

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SOURCE: Subaru Forester 1999 GLS spark plug gap?

spark plug make= ngk
plug type =BKR6E-11
GAP=1.1mm A TURBO MODEL WILL BE 0.7-0.8 MM GAP

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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my forester 98 ej25 broke both sprockets passenger side ,i suposse i have bent valves ?what can i do ?

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: Subaru Forester 1999 GLS spark plug gap?

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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