Question about 1984 Subaru Gl
I have a 1984 subaru gl wagon. It starts to make a noise, like a pinging sound, at heavy load (full throttle, up a hill) at around 3000rpm. A mechanic told me the timing was set just fine, so I am wondering if it could be a distributor advance problem?
This seems to be an issue with this car. I have the same year and model as you. The book states that the car should be operated with gas with an octane of 91 or above. With gas prices like they are, I usually use regular. My car knocks and pings like crazy on a hill or full load. When I put premium in, it still does it but is a lot more quiet. My best friend also owns the exact same car - and is a mechanic - and says that this is not abnormal in a car of this size. He adjusted my timing the other day, and between that and my using premium gas - no matter what the cost - it has more power and is quieter. I've been driving my car like this for 14 months and it has 130k on it. He says not to fret over it, so I just get in the right lane and wind on down the road. (amazing that once this little baby gets moving, it's hard to stop it!!)
I know this didn't likely help you any...just wanted you to know that it's not all bad.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 01, 2011 | 1994 GMC Sierra
Apr 05, 2010 | 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon
Aug 19, 2009 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab
Apr 30, 2009 | Ford SVT Cars & Trucks
Apr 30, 2009 | 2004 Cadillac SRX
Mar 31, 2009 | 1984 Subaru Gl
Feb 26, 2009 | 1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
Feb 14, 2009 | 1986 Subaru Gl 2 Door
Oct 02, 2012 | 1984 Subaru Gl
229 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: