Originally Posted by Max Capacity
Ok, It sounds like the car is on the stock MAP still.
You should check the local forum here and find a Tuner in your area or use one of the Tuners here and get the car off the stock MAP.
You mention since the 100K tune up. The plugs get changed every 60K.
You still may have a coil pack issue too.
It is 100% stock. I did get frisky one day last year and dropped a K/N filter in it, It has since been removed.
I'm in the middle of nowhere but I'll look and see if there are any Tuners in this area.
Since 2005, I've taken it to the local Subaru dealer and they've done all the maintenance on the car. I honestly don't remember if the plugs had ever been changed or not. I would guess yes just because they typically did everything recommended by Subaru. I know they did at 100K because they did the timing belt etc.
Why are so many people in favor of having them Tuned?
Yes, I'm lacking information/knowledge in this area. Is is a performance thing, a gas mileage thing, a durability thing????
I sure hope the coil is ok. As you are aware, they are well over $200.