Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Car Year: 2010
Car Model: Forester Diesel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good diagnosis there
Well done Tvilleguy! Good monitoring, spotting and investigation has probably saved your engine. If it hasn't gone overtemp you're probably OK.
I agree with your sentiments about plastic tanks, I think you've been a bit unlucky to have one let go already, usually out about 10 yrs I think normally.
Make sure you're treating the problem and not the symptom- make sure the mechanic checks the pressure (and rest of the system ,e.g. for bubbles) with the new radiator, a faulty radiator cap (or similar) could stillbe present and cause a repeat!
2010 Forester Diesel (wife's now)