May 26, 2011 update to the Subaru Impreza Wagon project car

Highway Hauler, Take 2

Our Subaru went back on the road, so you get another photo of it getting gassed.

No offense to the people of South Georgia, but the possibility of getting stuck there on Sunday night in a Subaru just didn’t give us the warm fuzzies.

Hmmm, maybe we should have quit while we were ahead. Less than a month after a successful round trip to The Mitty, we drove the Subaru back to Atlanta for a social call. There was a Miata up there that needed some Konis, and they weren’t going to install themselves.

The car’s performance was lovely on the drive up, and it handled Atlanta traffic without a hitch. The a/c still blew cold, and Iron Maiden again supplied the journey’s soundtrack.

On the way back, however, the car got cranky. Maybe it wanted to spend more time on I-285.

The bad news is that we picked up an ignition miss somewhere in South Georgia, and the car threw a check-engine light. Bad gas? Failing coil pack? Was that the full extent of the weekend’s promised rapture?

The good news is that we made it home. No offense to the people of South Georgia, but the possibility of getting stuck there on Sunday night in a Subaru just didn’t give us the warm fuzzies.

We’re wrapping up the next issue of GRM, but soon we’ll figure out what’s up. We have a scan tool and an intern. What else do we really need?

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HiTempguy
HiTempguy UberDork
5/26/11 11:38 a.m.

Coil pack. Definitely coil pack.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/26/11 11:50 a.m.

Hmmm, maybe we should have quit while we were ahead. Less than a month after a successful round trip to The Mitty, we drove the Subaru back to Atlanta for a social call. There was a Miata up there that needed some Konis, and they weren't going to install themselves.

The car's performance was lovely on the drive up, and it handled Atlanta traffic without a hitch. The a/c still blew cold, and Iron Maiden again supplied the journey's soundtrack.

On the way back, however, the car got cranky. Maybe it wanted to spend more time on I-285.

The bad news is that we picked up an ignition miss somewhere in South Georgia, and the car threw a check-engine light. Bad gas? Failing coil pack? Was that the full extent of the weekend's promised rapture?

The good news is that we made it home. No offense to the people of South Georgia, but the possibility of getting stuck there on Sunday night in a Subaru just didn't give us the warm fuzzies.

We're wrapping up the next issue of GRM, but soon we'll figure out what's up. We have a scan tool and an intern. What else do we really need?

06HHR
06HHR Reader
5/30/11 2:23 p.m.

Check the plugs too, if you haven't already..

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