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Coolant Leaks while start at cold weather
Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:32 PM
I have Subaru Outback 1997 2.5L engine with automatic transmission.
when i start the engine in cold weather (< -5c) I see small amount of coolant leaking from the front side of the engine, it's only small amount and it stops when engine get hot and never leak again while driving.
i dont knwo why is that...... , is it normal
any clue......please advice....
Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:35 PM
might be a waterpump. they have that symptom when failing sometimes.
might want to check out the NEW gen fourm;)
Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:59 PM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 10:35 AM
He replaced the clamps and refitted, but then a small leak developed on the other end where the hose connects to the radiator. He then replaced with a better GoodYear hose and double-clamped each end. No leaks at 25 F, but now at 2 F in the morning it drips and can occasionally be bad enough to leave a few drops on the driveway. This seems crazy! Is there a solution or does one just live with it?
Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:57 PM
I have an old shingle roof I haven't fixed yet. I've patched, and patched...but, cold weather it seeps a bit.
Warm it doesn't, it seals right up, even with a monsoon.
Thermal contraction and expansion huh?
Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:08 PM
what is your anti freeze mix??
I always add at 50:50, but I cannot say what mix the initial fill on last flush was done at. However, an over-the-counter temp tester for coolant says it is OK.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:34 PM
maybe use a OEM hose?
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:58 PM
<<This seems crazy! Is there a solution or does one just live with it?>>
maybe use a OEM hose?
agreed I have never had a issue with stock hoses sealing 20 years old or brand new. NO ISSUES!
Also could be the thermostat gasket.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:23 AM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:31 PM
Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:44 PM
New stock Subaru top radiator hose and double clamps on both ends. Three days so far and no leak whatsoever. BUT, temperatures have been near freezing or above the whole time, so no check in super-cold weather yet. Will report back when temperatures return to normal teens and twenties. Hoping we have it nipped, but I can't for the life of me figure out why the hose itself would be the culprit here. Called the local dealership and the fella said "no way it's the hose, shouldn't matter". Then of course he explained why it would cost hundreds of dollars to diagnose...
Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:27 PM
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