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Hello all. I have a 1984 Subaru GL. 1.8 L non turbo, weber carberator. I put in a new distributer, cap and rotor, the ignition coil is fine, also have done the wires and plugs. Also a new thermostat went in. At first I wasn't getting spark, had the module go out and fixed that. I can get the car to start now but in about 10-12 minutes it dies and backfires out of the carb. What am I missing? I have only owned this car a couple weeks, and it died the second day I owned it.

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I would suggest to get the CO measured as sound's like to strong mix , petrol/air, there are also two diaphragm,s that if are old and lost flexability can affect the running , webber carbs are good until get problems , try these sites for more info

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Check the static timing.

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I wont ever buy a car unless i know i can fix it. and depending on the price. if its not running i will never buy a car from someone i dont know for more than 100 bucks depending on condition of car. i dont care how much work has been done.

now on to the can smoke for a number of reasons but the only way to check any real problems is if it runs. could be improper head job, could be turbo seals, but car would run with poor seals. check plugs for oil burning, but these are not very easy to check. subarus are not cheap to fix. so with that good luck.
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SOURCE: Where is the fuel pump located on a 1984 subaru Gl ?

1984 ,its a classic ,is it carb or fuel injection?? should imagine its carb for that age so most likely a manual pump driven from the engine ,if following the fuel line back you should find it .If no manual pump on engine then an external electric fuel pump mounted ?? possibly at back by fuel tank ,if you keep following fuel line and still cant find it then look at how many wires on sender unit in fuel tank .Four wires means its inside fuel tank two of these wires will be thiucker than the other two

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