1990 Subaru Loyale wagon: Tour, Quick Drive
Here's my 1990 Loyale wagon. Finally had time to do a tour and a drive
(nobody home to watch me and clear roads XD)
Here's the specs:
1.8L SPFI H4 engine
90lbs/foot torque at 4000RPM
3 Speed 3AT Automatic gearbox (2.8:1 , 1.5:1. 1:1)
0-60 = Yes, it can go that fast.
Theoretical Speed Limit: 113MPH (Engine hits redline, any faster and the transmission can blow up as
Gas Mileage: 23/24 City/Highway (32 with new plugs, tires, timing belt)
UPDATE: I have crashed it. but i'm still driving it!
[HD] '90 Subaru Loyale Shift Linkage Replacement
Sorry for the black screen at the end. Random rendering glitch, I assume.
My shifter in my car used to suck. It was really hard to find fifth and
reverse, first and second gear looked like third and fourth, and there was
lots of play in the shifter when in gear. The answer? My shifter bushings
were shot. I went to the junkyard and just took the entire shift linkage
out of a car with good bushings. Definitely was worth it, since my shifter
feels great now.
1990 Subaru Loyale EA82 D/R 5-speed
Continuing our review of reliable vehicles, the 1993 Subaru Loyale is a
low-cost, capable option. This one was manufactured before the series was
plagued by head gasket leaks and has accumulated over 220,000 miles in the
near constant moisture of the Pacific Northwest.
As a bonus, a demonstration of an alternative use for the ubiquitous ice
1993 Subaru Loyale story
This is my first car. My baby.
I took her in for a routine timing belt change. They put it on wrong.
Failed to turn the camshaft 180 degrees after installing the first of two
belts. I waited 4 weeks for this process, then was told that my engine was
busted (low compression in three cylinders) It would cost over a grand to
fix, but they were willing to "take a look and see what they could do"
I lost my ability to drive, resulting in loss of my catering abilities and
loss of a job. I was set back potential thousands of what could of been
hard earned dollars. I had no other choice but to set her up until I could
afford the proper work that needed to be done. Little did I know that all
that needed to be done was putting the timing belt on proper. My parent's
next door neighbor heard the story and had it done in two hours! She runs
We took this to the highest power of CT customer satisfaction, and the 4
month battle to get our money back resulted in complete disregard for what
they had failed to do. They chose not to refund my money so this is my
This is not the only story. This is My story. I have heard many of which
other's beloved cars have either been falsely "fixed" or not fixed at all.
I want to hear your stories. I want to hear everyone of them! Please. If
you have a story relating to this, or have ever been jipped by our Huge
"trusted" national garage, I want to hear it.
Video responses are preferred.
This video was recorded and edited by my father. All work done to the car,
and present in the video is our neighbor Nathan. Thanks to them. My subie
is running perfectly again.