Posted 29 September 2015 - 06:38 PM
I had a loss of coolant this morning from a split in the 3 month old rad.
The mechanic who stripped the rad out today suggested that one of the hg may be allowing the combustion to pressurise the cooling system causing the rad to split.
Has anyone else heard of these symptoms before?
Ballpark figure to change one. And how to work out WHICH one?
Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:24 PM
It's a heads off, engine out job, which is why it is costly. You'd be mad not to sort the lot. There may be some machining needed.
However, before worrying about that you need a proper diagnosis. Probably a compression test is your best bet.
Is the mechanic a Subaru Specialist?
Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:54 AM
However, as I say, you'll need the lot done and it'd make no sense not to do a full job.
I'd strongly recommend finding a specialist to do the work.
Whereabouts are you? If you're in Surrey I can recommend someone.
Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:13 AM
Would definitely use a specialist if there was one within a reasonable distance. I will check the rest of the forum and other Subaru ones to see who recommends where.
Posted 10 October 2015 - 03:03 PM
Also good news is that looks like I only had a slightly dodgy rad. It lasted 3 months before leaking from the join between tanks and core. Pressure test was OK as was hydrocarbon in water test.
Now I can start looking at upgrading the suspension with all that cash I've saved. Bring on the opinions!!
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