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post #71 of 76 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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Thats one way to fix it. LOL by the way the 2003 2.5 saw some updates to address cooling system issues. Including better exhaust porting given the exhaust side of the 2001's was a source of heat build up in hot temps and hard running. So the 2003 should be considerably more durable and better regarding that aspect.

Keeping to healthy oil is very important regarding seal and gasket life in any car so to get as many leak free miles as possible sticking to clean regular oil changes goes a long way.
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^What SubieSailor said. That's pretty low mileage for a 9 yr old.

Time to break it in.
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I purchased the 2003 from my parents. They didn't put very many miles on it... in town driving. It did have HG issues already though. That and something to do with the crank bearings. Dealer replaced most of the engine plus did the HGs. 6K later, like brand new.

So the other night after I got home from work, just for gigles, I checked the coolant overflow and I noticed a bubble. Then about 5+ seconds later, another one. I didn't look at it long but is this normal?

I'm not having any issues with overheating or anything else for that matter.
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That would have me a little bit concerned....

When the car is warming up and the system is pressurizing, depending on the level of the coolant in the system you might have some air pushed out. After it has been running for a while though it should be stable and there should be nothing coming in or out....
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Also, if there is an issue with your radiator cap or their is no coolant in the overflow, it is possible that the system sucks in air when it cools down and then slowly pushes it out.
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That would have me a little bit concerned....

When the car is warming up and the system is pressurizing, depending on the level of the coolant in the system you might have some air pushed out. After it has been running for a while though it should be stable and there should be nothing coming in or out....
I haven't checked it other than that 1 time but I'll give a look after a long drive, maybe tonight. The coolant level doesn't change and is at the normal level in the overflow. I have no other symptoms like I did with my 2001.
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