1995 2.2 Auto Legacy Sedan
Flush n fill is good. I do not know about the radiator cap or t-stat.
I put the wobbler (never heard that one before) on the low side. What effect will it have? I would have thought the fans were temp controlled but they did come on high speed exactly when the compressor came on and went back to low speed exactly when the compressor shut off every time. I know the condensor for the compressor will cause the coolant temp to rise when the compressor is running but it is an immediate response. I will see how it goes. My wife is real good about letting me know when something is wrong with her car; She really pays attention.I hope you installed the wobbler on the up side when you put he thermostat in.
Sounds like you may have been low in coolant prior effecting the function of the ECT. The fans won't come on for high speed for cooling only until around 220. The ECT signal to the ECM controls when the fans change speed when the AC is off. The fans are high volume to start with, even on the low speed which should start up at 203.
If you have a scan tool you could watch the fan operation and speed in relation to what the ECT is sending. Of course, forcing it up past 210 will be a chore with a new Tstat and coolant.
Yes the overflow does take water and the reservoir level rises and is clean. No swoosh. Spring also is facing correctly on tstat and the car is acting just like it was before.When the temp is approaching the red is the overflow taking on coolant? After the car sits overnight is the coolant full and up to the neck/cap of the radiator. When starting the car after sitting overnight do you hear a swoosh coming from the heater core or dash area? If so, there is air in the system. Burp the system again. This could also indicate HG failure. Someone mentioned cutting the over flow tube which is also a good idea. You want to make sure that is not making contact to the bottom of the reservoir. Make sure there is at least ½ inch between the angle cut of the hose and the bottom. Also make sure the reservoir is clean.
True or even call him on the phone. His time is valuable and I do not want to waste it or take it up if it is not necessary. Off time is even more valuable as there is never enough, especially when you fix things for a living. Throw in a hobby or two with a family and time and money are in short supply.no PM huh?
well, you could drive to his shop and speak with him I guess.
That would be an interesting idea. Thanks cardoc for posting this up. This will be a great way for my son and I to learn together. We will also be getting his future high school car built. Subarus are new to me and I am learning through the school of hard knocks as usual. Cardoc is really helping me out on this and I do appreciate it. I drove this car back and forth from Austin to Houston twice in December. Unbelievably stout motor.Thanks again,Thanks for the explanation.
Once again, your understanding and troubleshooting techniques are raising the bar -- thanks.
Oh, and about the funnel, I've been considering it for some time; now will get it.
Sub Fish: If you do get to work on the engine, would you consider making it a project thread, perhaps in the DIY sub-forum?
I would really like to thank Cardoc and the Runt for getting this done. They went above and beyond to get the car back to us in one day, returning it in much better shape then what it was recieved in. Cardoc is an excellent technician and he will be seeing more of me in the future. Nice to see a real Pro at work.The engine is in. I've been running slow. Feeling crappie.
I took a video but its taking forever to upload. Just check my channel in probably 20-30 minutes. The Runt and I are delivering the car and his old engine, so we need to split.
DoneLooks good. Let us know how the delivery goes. (Intake temp in the 90s? We're going below 0 F up here.)
Time to add it to the log? (http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...discussion-log-only.html?highlight=discussion)