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#1 igammie

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:43 AM

I have a EJ22, is the Subaru coolant conditioner (which I think is designed to help with head gaskets?) worth the money?  Would you recommend it?  Is it worth the extra money?

This is the product I am talking about: http://prntscr.com/1rdov6



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

It's only $2.00 at The Subaru Dealer.

 

The EJ22 does not have the HG problem the 96-99 DOHC engines do.  the newer 2.5 SOHC engine call for the conditioner.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:34 AM

No point on the old 2.2. If the HG goes bad on that it will be a combustion chamber leak and no amount of coolant conditioner will stop that.

If you have the phase 2 with MLS gaskets it may be helpful, but even those are not prone to leaking.
Phase 2 2.5 is the one that needs the coolant conditioner because it seeps externally.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks, that's why I checked



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

You might consider it if you think the old hose connections and other parts are prone to a leak. But the HGs seem to have no reputation for weeping on that engine.

meh, I might just wait till something was dripping somewhere.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:45 PM

I am in the process of replacing all the hoses, but that is about four a year....

I didn't know it would help with hoses

For the price I might try it?  There are no leaks, yet...



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:43 AM

like said, it's only intended for later Phase II EJ25 engines (00+ and some 99's) with a very specific failure that they all have in nearly the same spots - external headgasket breach.  it's unlikely to do anything for the EJ22 which doesn't leak unless it's been overheated/run hot.

 

but for $2 a bottle from Subaru, who cares either way, you don't have anything to loose as long as it's properly used.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

I am in the process of replacing all the hoses, but that is about four a year....

I didn't know it would help with hoses

For the price I might try it?  There are no leaks, yet...

If you are making all good/new hose connections, you might just save the $2-$4 w'ever and skip it.

here's more info about it; http://www.scoobyent...ioner-soa635071

Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 16 September 2013 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

nope makes a mess







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