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something bad happens every time i clean my car....
Posted 17 April 2004 - 12:28 AM
Sooo, i've got a couple suspicions, but figured i'd ask if any one has had a similar problem so i can try and by pass the trouble shooting stage here. my thoughts...thermostat? too much cooling sys pressure.....head gaskets! ooo i hope not....(this car still has stock heads and head gaskets at only 89k miles, normal time to do head gaskets on a turbo is....?)
well, thanks alot
Posted 17 April 2004 - 12:36 AM
Here's what I'm thinking, the cap is either bad or wasn't tight, so when the system got some pressure it pushed pasted it, where of course it goes to the recovery tank. Then if you check the radiator it's self, you may not have noticed it was a little loose, and actually tightened it for the drive home. Which why everything was normal when you got home. I've done this before a number of times.
On a side note, every time I wash the Brat, it rains. No matter what time of year, or whot the forcast. It's weird.
Posted 17 April 2004 - 03:57 AM
Posted 17 April 2004 - 08:43 AM
Posted 17 April 2004 - 06:17 PM
this morning after driving the car for a lil while, on an almost empty resevouir (i poured some out) and a full radiator ( i filled it up) i ended up with the same scenario. and, to my disapointment, i found bubbles in the resevoir, looked like a carbonated drink bubbling like it was, you know the little bubbles that rise through the drink.
I'm not likin this, i'm thinkin my head gaskets are finaly toastied, just looking for a lil bit of verification.
Posted 17 April 2004 - 07:16 PM
Keep a sharp eye on your temp gauge that, from what I could tell yesterday, the temp was fine the whole time.
Also, lets give credit where credit is due... it was ME that noticed the puddle under your car
Posted 17 April 2004 - 09:29 PM
Dont be too quick to jump on the bad head gasket bandwagon....
1. Make sure the coolant is actually flowing.......check if both your upper and lower hoses are hot.....and is the radiator hot? if not then it could be your thermostat or water pump.
2. warm up the vehicle without the radiator cap and check for bubbles. (or take it to a mechanic that can detect exhaust gases coming from the radiator)
Just a few ideas.......I dont have all the answers but keep lookin'
Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:13 PM
I can't run the car w/o the rad cap, its like old faithful, it just spews.
Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:23 PM
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:07 AM
Tex...got some extra time this week?
Posted 19 April 2004 - 03:25 PM
Posted 19 April 2004 - 03:31 PM
stop cleaning your subaru
they like being durty! hehehe
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