Not sure if this is a problem specific to Subaru…
I just bought a 1998 Forester from a trusted local garage. 143,000 on the car, 90, 000 on the engine.
It bucks like it's running out of gas or is starving for gas.
First time he tried to fix it said it was old gas and we put some gas treatment in it.
Ran fine for a little while (50 miles) then bucked so bad I wasn’t sure I’d get home.
After it sat for a day I was able to drive it to the garage no problem.
That time he said it was gunk in the gas tank blocking the filter. The gunk would get stirred up sometimes if I took a corner etc.
He stirred up the gas and siphoned it out and ran it through a fine filter (twice).
Ran fine for about 60 miles, then started bucking again, although not as bad as previous.
He’s a Subaru specialist and had to fix a couple of things but can’t seem to correct this one.
Starts fine. Idles fine.
Also after his last “fix” I used almost half a tank of gas to go 75 miles.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 1:24 PM