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Hi everyone,

I own a 2005 Forester 2.5X non-turbo automatic with 160,767 miles on it. I just noticed last night that the plastic cracked at the top of the radiator. So today I spent some time looking for a radiator online to purchase of course. I just had the Subie in the shop about a 1000 miles ago to have the timing belt and such done. The irony here is that I had the radiator hoses, thermostat, water pump replaced as well.

Long story short, I'm planning on doing this radiator swap myself and reusing the new hoses, new thermostat, and purchasing new coolant. I'm unsure how many gallons of coolant I need for the whole job. Does anyone have any idea and any suggestions on a wallet-friendly coolant for my Subie that's my daily driver?

Thanks for your help. Cubancig
 

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My local indy Subi shop replaced mine. Same problem. He just said to run the prestone 50/50 per the radiator instructions. I've been running that for a while with no problems before, and i trust him.

Also did the whole HG, WP, bearings, etc change at the same time. Mine is a 2006 5MT. I drive it with a purpose from time to time and she does well.

Good luck. (and of course, by no means am i an expert)

Sorry i also don't care to use caps that much. haha
 

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