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Gary, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
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Experience:  Senior Technician at Motorama City Holden
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I have a 2litre non turbo Impreza engine fitted in my vwt25

Customer Question

Hi I have a 2litre non turbo Impreza engine fitted in my vwt25 camper.
It has a cold start problem.
It fires but won't run and tick over.
After attempting to start it will not fire up again until it is switched off and the ecu has reset.
The air box was replaced with a large foam filter during the conversion as there is not enough room for an air box.
Can you help?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello there,

What management system is used in this conversion?

Are you using a MAF sensor with the air filter?

Sounds like the engine is starving for air on cold start.

Would be worthwhile cleaning the throttle body and the idle control valve.


Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards