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  1. Cooling Systems
    Hi all, Coolant issue: 30 minute ride then when at driveThur red light(temp) came on. Disappeared after driving. Few weeks later, drove 15 mins in am, left car for day, drove 15 mins back home in evening, light came on. Had it towed to the shop. Shop said: was low 3qts of anti. Drove it about...
  2. Cooling Systems
    Hey guys, I believe my radiator is leaking out the top (see images attached) and have been wondering about a replacement. Initially replaced upper and lower rad hoses as well as heater core inlet/outlet after the latter split open, and the overflow continues being drawn from. Looking at...
  3. Cooling Systems
    (06 XT automatic) First of all, see this post for the original way this happened. ('06-'08) - 2006 - Constant (yellow) radio... I replaced my "heater #2" fuse and then on the very next drive across town, the radiator started putting out white smoke on the highway and had coolant all over the...
  4. Cooling Systems
    I am about to flush my Forester 2012 (AT/non turbo) radiator but I'm not sure if there is a drain plug for the engine block besides the radiator drain plug itself? Crawled under, removed the plastic covering protection but couldn't find any drain plug for the engine block, only the outlet hose...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My transmission cooler is leaking in my '06 Forester so I need to replace my radiator. It's an automatic. I don't know what maintenance was done by the previous owner, but my accessory belts were starting to crack so I assume the timing belt maintenance is long overdue as well. I'm just gonna...
  6. Cooling Systems
    Hey y’all. It’s been a while since I’ve needed help here. Last week my radiator ruptured on my way home from work. Got my new radiator from Rock Auto today. Replaced it without issue other than needing to replace trans line hoses. I fill radiator and started running the engine. At first there...
  7. Cooling Systems
    Hello all! It's unfortunately my turn at the radiator leak party (exactly at 100k miles, third gen 2.0L NA), the upper part stated leaking all over the place and spraying coolant on the engine. I bought a Nissens 67723. Unfortunately once arrived I noticed two side cuts on the brackets almost...
  8. Cooling Systems
    Hi all, Late last year my beloved 2003 with 230k miles overheated on the interstate--we had it towed home and discovered a cracked radiator. Radiator, thermostat, water pump, and timing belt components were all replaced. After replacing those parts, it idled fine and drove fine for several...
  9. Cooling Systems
    Today I ran my car for a few minutes, shut if off and looked under the hood and my coolant overflow was full to the top, with my radiator looking very empty again. When I opened the radiator cap some coolant shot out of the reservoir, scared the crap out of me but it was barely even warm, I...
  10. Cooling Systems
    So to add on to my coolant woes it appears my auxiliary radiator fan has died - the one that comes on in addition to the 'main' fan when in test mode or when the AC is on. As far as I can tell only the passenger side fan comes on when the oil is at about 205 degrees, and this secondary...
  11. Cooling Systems
    Hello! I've been having issues with my radiator fans for a few weeks now and have gone through previous posts on this forum and the Outback forum but have not been able to diagnose my problem so far. Seems like a lot of great knowledge here so giving this a try. Here's a summary of what's...
  12. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Howdy! I have an '04 XT (150,000 miles) and I've recently been experiencing some overheating issues on inclines. I've never owned a turbocharged vehicle before, so my question is, is this normal? I live in Denver and within about ten minutes of hopping on I-70 passed Golden the needle starts...
  13. Cooling Systems
    So I was planning to take my Forester out camping this weekend and on Sunday I realized that one of the fans on my radiator stopped working (causing it to overheat). I just got a new motor off a guy today. I installed it and it seems to work fine except when I checked my radiator it was low. I...
  14. Transmission and Driveline
    Finally I changed the slightly leaking radiator on my daily driver, a 2000 model facelift S-turbo (#1 below). But as usual problems arose - the one I took from my parts car did not have the oil cooler, so I had to temporarily borrow one from my 2003 SG5, as that had the oil cooler - but as that...
  15. Cooling Systems
    Hi all, Looking for some advice & ideas on this baffling chain of events: 4 weeks ago the engine overheated (Subaru Forester XT 2005). (was being driven by a friend). He noticed & stopped. Called me. After a couple of attempts to continue (when the car still overheated and he promptly...
  16. Cooling Systems
    Hey guys, I've seen a couple threads where people share charts like this one: At what temperature do your rad fans turn on? that shows when the radiator fans turn on. I'm not sure where people find these, I can't seem to find one like it in my manual and I can't find any online that are specific...
  17. Cooling Systems
    I've noticed the top radiator tank on my 2015 has changed colour from black to olive green. The mounting tabs are still black as is the cap spigot. Anyone experieced similar change and has this lead to failure Cheers Tony
  18. Cooling Systems
    Hi! My 2009 Forester I bought 6 weeks ago is now taking 1/2 gallon of water a day and there is no evidence of a leak, no drips or puddles underneath. Where is all the liquid going? Does this mean it's leaking into the motor? Blown head gasket? There is no coolant in the oil. The overflow tank...
  19. Cooling Systems
    Hi, My radiator is leaking along the plastic and aluminum seam like they generally do. This one made it 154,000mi. I've been researching which parts to swap out and ordered a new radiator, upper hose, and lower hose. Was going to get a new thermostat as well in case that was part of the problem...
  20. Cooling Systems
    Hey guys, I have a 2003 X 5spd and I like driving in the mountains a fair bit. No matter how I drive, I end up getting quite hot during long hill climbs. I've tried everything from crawling up in 1st gear to just sending it. This past weekend after replacing my head gaskets (part of the original...
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