Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ontario, Canda
Car: 1998 Legacy Outback 5MT(engine pooped), 1999 Legacy outback 5MT(new baby)
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Hey ETC..... Yep no codes, no CEL, It idles smooth as anything with no jumps or drops in RPM. It does Idle low at around 200 rpm, but it has always been like that.
From a dead cold start the bucking seems marginally worse, but then continues into the normal operating temperature.
Thats interesting that you mention the ECU itself, I had begun to do some research about people having them re-flashed, but I will defintly have a poke around under the dash later see if anythings loose or unplugged. Im wondering if it is maybe a combination of things, I hvent rechecked for vacumn leaks recently, maybe thats a contributing issue????
I bought the car around 4 months ago, but didnt notice the bucking at the time, when I did finally notice it I put it down to a clogged air filter or something?? but it wasnt, then I tried the fuel filter and it wasnt that either. Those where what I thought would be the most likely to cause this condition.
Anyway Im not going to give up on this car, cause I still love that boxer rumble (just wish it would rumble properly)