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    Question Green Impreza P555 JDB Few Q's.........

    Hello people, I have just bought my first scooby!!
    Its a green turbo 2000 uk model.

    I have a few questions, When started up from cold there is a slight knock at very low revs but goes when revved, this dissapears after a few minutes when the engine is warm, Anybody who knows nothing about cars wouldnt hear it but i did. Any ideas, Ive been told by the guy its because the layout of the engine they get piston slap when cold but would like to verify..

    Also, He says the plate on it P555 JDB is a good plate... Dont know wether its original or not but wonder whats so special about it. Anyway, I got it for a grand, Its got subaru decals all over it and needs some work to get it on the road agin but the engine is strong. Anybody spotted it lancaster ways??

    Lastly, There was only a small amount of petrol in it when i test drove it, I floored it in 1st to the redline and shifted to second, it died for a split second then powered back up. The guy says this is because there is only a drop of fuel in the tank... Is this what would happen, I presume so but need verifying.

    Sorry for the drabble. Thanks people and peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosnot View Post
    Hello people, I have just bought my first scooby!!
    Its a green turbo 2000 uk model.

    I have a few questions, When started up from cold there is a slight knock at very low revs but goes when revved, this dissapears after a few minutes when the engine is warm, Anybody who knows nothing about cars wouldnt hear it but i did. Any ideas, Ive been told by the guy its because the layout of the engine they get piston slap when cold but would like to verify..
    Sounds like piston slap. Subaru UK dealers were at one point replacing short blocks on STi models for this noise, but they eventually found that the noise tended to return on many of those cars anyway. I think everyone's now given up on piston slap.

    Also, He says the plate on it P555 JDB is a good plate... Dont know wether its original or not but wonder whats so special about it.
    The cigarette brand of the same name were a works rallye team sponsor.

    Lastly, There was only a small amount of petrol in it when i test drove it, I floored it in 1st to the redline and shifted to second, it died for a split second then powered back up. The guy says this is because there is only a drop of fuel in the tank... Is this what would happen, I presume so but need verifying.
    That could be an explanation. Safest to pay for some more petrol and try again. Also I strongly recommend having a specialist go over the car ASAP and to formulate some sort of plan for MOT.

    Sorry for the drabble. Thanks people and peace.[/quote]
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    Thanks for the info, Yes your right, I should put fuel in it and try again, Even if it is a fault, Its a good car and worth every penny of 1000. Is this an american site. I didnt realise.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosnot View Post
    Thanks for the info, Yes your right, I should put fuel in it and try again, Even if it is a fault, Its a good car and worth every penny of 1000. Is this an american site. I didnt realise.?
    Yes it's a US-based site. However there are some Britons and there is even an expat forum on this site.

    International Forum - ClubWRX Forum - Subaru Impreza WRX and STi Community and Forums

    Meanwhile you might also try

    ScoobyNet

    for a site closer to home -- but everyone everywhere is welcome here of course.
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    Ok, thankyou, Yeah, Im already on scoobynet. Thankyou.
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