It has 139K miles and just had the timing belt replaced. The use of the proper anti-freeze is recommended by Subaru as well as is a coolant additive on vehicles with the 2nd generation engines for a period of time. This is one of the key reasons that the problem can go on for so long with out proper diagnoses. Stop-leak is a poor substitute for a properly designed engine and head gasket sealing system. You seriously want to run an engine over 200K getting low efficiency? Sean well my problem sounds like a head gasket but it just doesnt make since. The scheduled service of this valve train is set at 100,000 miles 160,934 km.
Even more helpful would be a trivial write-up on this procedure, something that detailed the procedure at high-level. Some will go the extra mile some will go as quick as possible. And overhead is really what affects the price of repairs. The electrical system in the car is grounded to the engine block on the left side of the engine, as the ground circuit resistance increases from corroded battery cables , the voltage found in the cooling system will also increase, this is what causes electrolysis. Any post or comments requesting coupons will be removed.
Is the check engine light on? Hope that helps -Justin It is understanding that the car company has had to defend its continued defect of head gaskets and bearing problems. Also every few years there is a technology jump, usually as a result of our efforts or government regulations to get vehicles to run cleaner. Another question; As i stated I recently bought the vehicle and now im smelling coolant. Subaru of America sold you the car and had profit, and to help make the sale they offered a 5 year 60k powertrain warranty. My overheating issue is sounding more and more like what your talking about. I dont know if they used synthetic in it prior to me acquiring it.
It is clear that the inadequate design of the head gaskets resulted in early external coolant leakage failures in numerous vehicles. No matter how good an engine performs, when it falls apart like this it either leaves you shopping for a new engine, a new car, or a weekend to replace the one when your head was stuck under the hood. Automobil Revue 1998 in German and French. . Most builders will tell you break in miles on Dino because it's not quit as slick as synth and allows better seating of the rings.
It can barely be felt by a thumb nail. The cap allows pressure to the preset limit and then vents coolant and air into the over flow bottle, as the pressure lowers there is a vacuum created which pulls coolant back into the radiator from the overflow bottle. Best — Sean Love the site! Meaning the thermostat is at the bottom and the lower hose will not get warm until the thermostat opens. The little bubbles are prolly exhaust gas from a bad head gasket that enter the cooling system. I have made it a point of keeping the coolant full, and put new radiator caps on both.
The process of the battery being discharged and charged is ultimately what causes the acid to vent out of the battery. That requires an engine rebuild. Hope that helps Justin Your Independent Subaru Specialist. There is a leak that the mechanic is attributing to the head gaskets, but there is only 72,100 mi on the car which has impecable service records. I feel like a dumb consumer and I want to make sure that I get what I paid for and not some half baked deal.
Could it be an aging parking brake sensor? Justin Thanks, Justin for your response. Another source of high engine friction is the valve train. The only way to up the warranty would be to increase the level of repair above industry standard and then you would price your self out of the market as a business. Inside of it crankshaft with a piston stroke of 75 mm is installed, connecting rods length is 130. I do truly understand the frustration of having to have a major repair done and questioning the quality of the vehicle. Otherwise trade every 2 years and stop complaining. The shop did an exhaust gas test on the coolant to confirm the gasket issue.
Can you recommend a source of a quality head gasket so I do not go through this same problem again? I do understand the frustration of having to spend money on repairs for a vehicle, but keep in mind that most cars will need some type of repair at some point in ownership. I expect to be changing the head gaskets. My shop does not do major work because of proprietary and has told me to go to the local Subaru dealership. This is hard for a lot of mechanics to diagnose, is difficult to reliably duplicate, and often has resulted in the owners throwing money and parts at the problem. We feel so let down by Subaru reading about the Head Gasket problems.
You should expect to obtain many more years of life out of the vehicle. So as the amount of air being introduced into the cooling system increases with cylinder head expansion the less effective the cooling system is at a time when the overall coolant temperature is rising. They said the head gasket was fine at that time. Any feeling for the post 2004 model year Subaru gasket reliability — have they resolved the earlier issues or will it be just a matter of time? If you name the make and model I can tell you the list of things you can expect to do to it. I hope that helps and happy hunting! Will I ever find that lost love for my Subaru again? So the problem still remained why car was running hot at slow driving speeds or idling. Sincerely, Chris Hey Chris, Thanks for the feedback on our site. No head gasket issues for 153K miles, when it was totaled.
And aside from that particular issue, they have very few common problems and will regularly last 300,000 to 400,000 miles or more. I am re-doing just about everything in hopes I will get at least another 100k miles. Replacement Phase 1 engine source: Engine replacement alternative: Another engine swap link 2. Subaru on the other hand is the most serviceable car I have worked on — they go together almost like legos. Coolant will obtain high ph levels leading to contamination and electrolysis if not serviced regularly and the car sits a lot. The car is very fixable.