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  1. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hello All recently changed thermostat and coolant used Subaru green and start xtra 431 I believe the thermostat is new rad cap as well. Few weeks later I have a huge coolant leak running down the front timing cover looks like it’s coming from the top radiator hoses are these subject to fail...
  2. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    My wife has a 2005 outback 2.5 non turbo. Lately we have been noticing some kind of burning smell. Long story short I noticed a coolant drip from the upper radiator hose and Then a leak on the cross over. Anyone know what this gasket is called and how long of a job is the replacement? I live in...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    About a month ago I checked my coolant reservoir and it was completely dry. Obviously this was very concerning so I filled it up and left it in the garage to see where the leak is. I’ve looked it over top to bottom both hot and cold and can’t find a drop anywhere. This made me think I’m screwed...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My Outback is running great again but now my wife’s 2.0L box engine Impreza has a problem. Does anyone know if it is possible to have a leaking head gasket that stops when you turn on the A/C? Coolant is leaking and causing lots of smoke making it hard to pinpoint the exact location. My view is...
  5. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Attached below are two images of the pipe that looks like it is leaking, but what part is this? and is it in fact a standalone pipe that I can just easily swap out? I am having trouble identifying the replacement piece I would need to fix this looking at the part diagrams. It's directly under...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Back in march I had a multi point inspection performed at my local dealer (about a hour away) and they noticed a coolant leak/seepage from the coolant crossover pipe o-rings. I figured I could put it off for awhile because I had just paid $400 for them to fix a broken sensor. For seven months I...
  7. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    For the last couple years, I've added about a pint of engine coolant, usually in the fall, to bring the level back up in the reservoir. Very occasionally in the summer I've caught a slight smell of coolant around the car too. Never while driving, only after it was parked. Early this year I...
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