i just had an engine fitted into my 1996 wrx wagon , the engine came from a 1995 legacy twin turbo . when i picked the car up after its mot it was driving fine for about 40 miles so i thought lets see what its got and i put the foot down for about 150 yards and then turned into my street, when i slowed down i tried to move off again down the hill in 2nd gear and the car just started to die on me it then started shudering and cut off all together.
when it was back in the garage we took the drivers side coil pack off and turned the engine ,it was sparking and then it wasnt you could also see that when it was sparking the engine was trying to turn over obviously . sometimes the spark would be constant when the 2 coil packs were removed but when they were put back into the head its like they stopped sparking ?
before the car would start just...and it used to make a slight popping noise every 10 seconds now it just doesnt start at all its like its only running on 1 cylinder ? or 2 ?
the coil packs on the driver side are slightly cracked at the top and i have ordered a new set of 4 coil packs i am just wondering if its a bad cam sensor or if theres anything anyone can tell me about the problems im having , id be gratefull cheers !!
PS: the engine was changed as there was a serious oil leak from within one off the barrels , suspected blown piston or sumfin loads of oil got in the exhaust system also .
sorry bout the long post just thought it would help rather than wait for me 2 answer any little details