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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Cooling Systems
    My radiator took a dump all over the road the other day and I'm looking to get a new one. Of course, the stealership wants $329 for a plastic piece of OEM trash, but I might as well upgrade to something better if I'm going to spend money. The Skunk2 is $279 and it's all aluminum. I see that it...
  10. Cooling Systems
    My beloved 2002 Forester (2.0l engine) started to leak coolant from the top of the radiator. There’s a tiny hole in the plastic on top that spits out coolant. Is there a way to replace only the plastic part at the top or do I need to replace the whole radiator? Or maybe there’s another solution...
  11. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi all, I recently replaced my radiator but failed to mark the hoses running from the steel lines on the US-driver side of the car to ATF oil cooler on the bottom of the radiator. There is a long hose and a short hose. I found a diagram that shows the long hose connecting to the steel line...
  12. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey guys, I'm new here and am new to self-maintenance on my car. I haven't had any trouble with my '04 Forester, up until this past month. I noticed I was slowly losing coolant and was topping it off until I could get to it. So this past weekend I tried my hand at replacing old cooling lines...
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