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Birmingham: Subaru Parts Fitted

Subaru Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Subaru Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Subaru Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Subaru paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Subaru different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Subaru Starter Motors
Replacement Subaru Starter motors installed

Subaru Clutches
Subaru clutch repairs Birmingham - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Subaru Clutch kit

Subaru Cooling System
Replacement Subaru radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Subaru engine at its optimal operating temperature

Subaru Suspension System
Subaru replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Subaru Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Subaru Alternators
Replacement Subaru alternators fitted

Subaru Exhausts
Subaru Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Subaru Exhausts fitted & welded

Subaru Gearboxes
Subaru Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Subaru gearbox

Subaru Brakes
Routine Subaru servicing, replacement Subaru brake pads & discs fitted, Subaru hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Subaru Engines
Subaru Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Subaru Body Panels
Replacement Subaru panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Subaru Panel damage repairs

Subaru EGR Valves
Replacement Subaru EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Subaru - The EGR valve helps your Subaru burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Subaru engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Subaru Electrical Components
Subaru electrical faults repaired using Subaru OEM components - Subaru sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Subaru Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Subaru model

Subaru Timing Belt - Subaru Cambelt
Subaru Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Subaru service or if the Timing Belt on your Subaru has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Subaru Performance Spares
OEM Subaru parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Subaru Autoelectrics
Subaru electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Subaru engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Birmingham Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern Subaru braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Subaru brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Birmingham Subaru Brake Repairs

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Subaru disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes are an older system than Subaru disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Subaru rear wheels

Subaru Brake Servicing - Subaru Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

Subaru brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Subaru should wear first

If the Subaru brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Subaru Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

if the Subaru brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Subaru Brake Inspection Elements

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

General brake disc condition

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake calliper operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Subaru braking system:-

Wheel cylinder condition

Subaru Steering System

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Common symptoms of Subaru steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Subaru tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Subaru steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Subaru Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Subaru Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Subaru Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Replacement Subaru Timing Belt or Cambelt

Generally Subaru belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Subaru that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Subaru Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Since Subaru Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Subaru

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Subaru parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Subaru timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Birmingham Replacement Subaru Clutch

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Subaru Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Subaru clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Subaru Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Subaru Clutch kit:-
Subaru clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Subaru clutch slave cylinder

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The Subaru clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theSubaru transmission system

Subaru Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

Subaru Engine Mapping
The Subaru ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Subaru Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Subaru fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Subaru vehicles

Subaru Re-Mapping Birmingham
The Subaru ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Birmingham Maintenance - Subaru Oil Change

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Subaru engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Subaru running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Birmingham
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Subaru engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Subaru performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Subaru engine increases

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Subaru recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Subaru motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Subaru oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Subaru engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Subaru engine fails

Subaru Exhaust Fitting Birmingham

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

The Subaru exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

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Subaru ABS

  • ABS Pump
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Subaru Air Conditioning

  • Subaru AC Receiver Drier
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Subaru Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Subaru Transmission Filter Kit
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Subaru Electronic Sensors

  • Subaru Temperature Sensor
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  • Subaru Air Flow Mass Meter

Subaru Electrical Systems

  • Subaru Heater Core
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  • Subaru Cooling Fan
  • Subaru Fog Lights
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  • Subaru Ignition Coil

Subaru Wheel & Axle

  • Subaru Tyres
  • Subaru Axle Assembly
  • Subaru Alloy Wheel Repairs
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Subaru Braking System

  • Subaru Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Subaru Brake Master Cylinder
  • Subaru Brake Drums
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  • Subaru Brake Pads
  • Subaru Brake Rotor
  • Subaru Brake Discs
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  • Subaru Brake Compensator Valve

Subaru Clutch Kits

  • Subaru Clutch Kit
  • Subaru Clutch Cable
  • Subaru Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Subaru Clutch Pedal
  • Subaru Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Subaru Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Subaru Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Subaru Flywheel

Subaru Exhaust Systems

  • Subaru Exhaust Box
  • Subaru Muffler
  • Subaru Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Subaru Exhaust Pipes
  • Subaru Oxygen Sensor
  • Subaru Silencer
  • Subaru EGR Valve
  • Subaru Tailpipe
  • Subaru Exhaust Manifold
  • Subaru Exhaust
  • Subaru Exhaust System Complete
  • Subaru Lambda Sensor

Subaru Engine Parts

  • Subaru Timing Chain Kits
  • Subaru Timing Belt Kits
  • Subaru Fuel Injector
  • Subaru Ignition Coil
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  • Subaru Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Subaru Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Subaru Engine Mounts

Subaru Gaskets

  • Subaru Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Subaru Valve Cover Gasket

Subaru Lubrication System

  • Subaru Oil Sump and Plate
  • Subaru Oil Filter
  • Subaru Oil Cap
  • Subaru Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Subaru Oil Pump
  • Subaru Fuel Cap

Subaru Misc

  • Subaru Windscreen Wipers
  • Subaru Power Steering Hoses
  • Subaru Shock Absorbers
  • Subaru Power Steering Pump
  • Subaru Radiator
  • Subaru Struts
  • Subaru Radiator Pipes
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  • Subaru Serpentine and V Belt
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  • Subaru Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Subaru Tie Rods
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Subaru Suspension

  • Struts
  • Suspension Struts
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Subaru bush wear
  • Subaru Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Tie Rods
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Idler arm
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Subaru Additional Suspension Components
  • Sway Bar
  • Spring Condition

Subaru:-
Common Problems

  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Subaru check engine light on
  • Engine Overheating
  • Judder when braking
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • My Subaru Won't Start
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Stalls
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Subaru keeps stalling
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Warning Lights On
  • Knocking sound
  • Subaru Lights not working
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Clogged Subaru air filter
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Slipping when cold
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • My Subaru Does Not drive Straight
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Subaru Headlights not working
  • Engine Misfires
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Subaru Radiator fan not working
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clutch Won't work
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Heater Not Working
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Window stuck
  • Can't get into gear
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Clutch juddering
  • Subaru Immobiliser
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Subaru Check Engine Light On
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
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