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#147 of 298 2008 Impreza stalls while in motion
Jan 06, 2008 (8:40 am)
Ok so here's the issue. I just purchased a brand new Imprezza a month ago. It's manual shift. I've noticed that it doens't idle at a consistant level (level goes up and down while stopped in neutral) and the RPM's sometimes drop so low when I am in neutral that the car rumbles as though it's about to stall. This prompted me to take it into the dealership; but then I was told nothing was wrong. One week later or so I was getting off of the highway and shifted into neutral and while the car was still moving it stalled! I took it back to the dealership (told them what happened) and after they checked it out told me that nothing was wrong with it again. It has since stalled again in the same curcumstance!
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm a tad worried because when it stalls I loose my steering which is obviously a huge safety issue if the car is still moving.
Any advice would be appreciated! I new to Subaru (used to drive a Honda Civic) and have never experienced anything like this in the past....
#148 of 298 Re: 06 sti clutch adjustment [paisan]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:23 pm)
I have exactly 40k miles on the car. The only mods that I have are full turbo back exhaust and a K&N filter. No I don't drage race at all. I think it just needs a new clutch.
#149 of 298 Re: 06 sti clutch adjustment [rally5]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:53 pm)
It could need a clutch, that's possible. I'd still opt for checking the fluid level, and the master/slave cylinders before a clutch at those miles and that style driving.
#150 of 298 New Member, High Mileage Impreza
Jan 10, 2008 (3:11 pm)
Hi all, I own a 2006 Impreza 2.5i AT. It is my "work" car as I am a traveling salesman. I currently have 109,000 miles on the vehicle after purchasing this new about 2 years ago. I keep up with the oil changes, tire monitoring, general maint. ect.. Recently had dealer service: Timing belt, oil, coolant flush, tranny flush, front/rear diff serv ect. Runs great for the most part. When idling there is a "rattle" from what sounds like the driver side engine compartment (only in gear, not in neutral, and more noticeable during cold starts). Read a post about a heat shield? Any advise on what to look for? Also, any tips on high mileage maintenance (synthetic oil?)? I need to get 250K out of this car before its paid for. Also, slipped my mind, I have never replaced the spark plugs, any tips on the type of plugs (they look rather accessible).
#151 of 298 Re: '97 Subaru stutter [jonmb]
Jan 10, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Had an old VW that did that, turned out to be a leak in the air intake, engines gotta breathe
#152 of 298 Re: 2008 Impreza stalls while in motion [sgoss]
Jan 10, 2008 (3:24 pm)
I have 2006 impreza. I have a similar issue with idling/stalling(or almost stalling) whenever I remove the battery. After putting battery back in (i take it out to get to driver headlight easier) I see this issue for a couple days (a couple hundred miles) then back to normal. Think it's a computer issue, like a factory reset or something so the car can "learn" your driving habits. Yours automatic?
#153 of 298 Re: New Member, High Mileage Impreza [npb2000]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:38 pm)
Go with stock NGK replacement plugs.
I'd run full synthetic (redline or amsoil) for such a high milage car.
On the AT I'd put a cooler in and make sure that is drained/filled every 20k miles.
Other than that you should be good to go.
#154 of 298 Re: 2008 Impreza stalls while in motion [npb2000]
Jan 12, 2008 (8:32 am)
No it's standard.... The problem is though it's only a month old and the dealership is telling me there is nothing wrong with it but it stalls when i am still moving! I'm just not sure what else I can do...
#155 of 298 Re: New Member, High Mileage Impreza [paisan]
Jan 12, 2008 (11:55 am)
Thanks for the tips Mike. If/When I switch over to full synthetic oil, at what frequency do you recommend changes? I currently change monthly (every ~3000-5000 miles).
#156 of 298 Re: New Member, High Mileage Impreza [npb2000]
Jan 12, 2008 (8:17 pm)
I'd say do it every 10k or so. That should keep you in good shape with the milage that you drive. I'd also look into getting an Amsoil or other high-milage filter for the car. It's the filter that keeps the oil clean and generally the oil won't break down but the filter will get clogged before you hit 10k miles.