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I need a Subie mechanic near Edison New Jersey.


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#1 santiael

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

car over heating.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:52 PM

There are a few things you can do to try and figure it out..............
Get a subaru Repair manual, and go for it. The only way I learned was to do it, there are a couple of things to check, thermostat, look for leaks, radiator cap, radiator, Water pump, Water level, make sure the air bubble is out , make sure you fan is coming on, or it might be a blown Head Gasket, If anything you might get to know your car a little bit, witch would never hurt..................:)

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

There are a few things you can do to try and figure it out..............
Get a subaru Repair manual, and go for it. The only way I learned was to do it, there are a couple of things to check, thermostat, look for leaks, radiator cap, radiator, Water pump, Water level, make sure the air bubble is out , make sure you fan is coming on, or it might be a blown Head Gasket, If anything you might get to know your car a little bit, witch would never hurt..................:)

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i got installed, new water pump, timing belt, thermastat, but antifreeze is backing up into resevior.

i need to find out what exactly needs to be done and what will it cost.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:43 PM

but antifreeze is backing up into resevior.

Do you have lots of bubbles when the reservoir overflows? That is one of the side effects of a blown head gasket that I had on my car

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:08 PM

Try a new cap also. Are ther bubbles in the coolant?


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:11 PM

it has a new cap too. I have not seen buble yet, but there seem to be oil present, not sure yet. my bro-in-law did a co test in the rad and no co present.

i already spent $1700+ on possibilities. it is 96. i would like to have a subie mechanic to tell me exactly what is needed to get this done right.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:21 PM

Subaru HG's can be sneaky. If you leave the cap off, allow the car to get hot for the T-stat to open up, you may see bubbles. If you do its a HG. Another test is a compression test.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:18 PM

did the compression test no external leaks. i got bubbles in the resevior.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:54 AM

did the compression test no external leaks..



I dont understand what you mean by this. What were the numbers of the test, both wet and dry.

A pressure test of the cooling system would be helpful, but my gut says its a bad HG.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:46 PM

then i need a subie mechanic in NJ i can trust to do the right job of replacing or repairing the H/G. i don't trust the local mechanic in my town.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:59 PM

then i need a subie mechanic in NJ i can trust to do the right job of replacing or repairing the H/G. i don't trust the local mechanic in my town.



Looks like you've got some choices over there.............

http://www.google.co...ic&aq=f&oq==

There is more than one Shop right near your town....................

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

Jeff,

what would be cheaper to hve head gaskets done or get a rebuild engine? what kind of engine would you recommend? currently, it has a 2.5L which i heard this engine is a bad one.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:21 PM

Ask NJdrSubaru he lives around there.

As far as what to do next?

How many miles on the engine. How long has it been over heating. What has been done to diagnose it? What recent service has been done to it? Has the car been driven with the engine temp gauge pegged.


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