Interesting, I didn't think most people started running power steering coolers till they got those 38" super swampers.porcupine73 said:That particular one is the power steering cooler. Probably doesn't do a whole lot in that position. It does have an ATF cooler in front of the condensor as well.
So I just installed a Stant Superstat in my 2005 Outback 3.0 prior to reading this. I have noticed that my Outback is running hotter than before and as a result, the fans are running almost constantly. I was hoping to save money by getting the Stant and their website sold me that I was getting a quality thermostat. Once I took the old one out and compared it to the new one, I was shocked (as seen the picture posted before).ETC said:hopefully you've looked around here a bit and know to use an OEM t-stat and not a stant.
Thanks all for the advise. I ended up taking the Stant t-stat out and replacing it with the OEM. The car is running perfectly now. I will make sure to stick with OEM replacement parts for now on!Extremistno9 said:I filled it with the car on ramps. So the front end was a foot off the ground. I am trying to bleed air out of the system by using advise I have found on other threads. I know I put it in correctly, as I made sure it was in the same way as the old one. I will keep trying to bleed air out. I tried last night and the car was still running hot.
The temp gauge is broken down into 5 sections with the main section in the middle. The car is running right below the top of the middle section which is right below the smaller section right before the red zone. Hope that makes sense. So it is not hitting the red zone nor the small section before that but is just running hotter than before.
I will keep playing with it otherwise, I am thinking of just replacing it again with the OEM and returning the Stant (since it does not appear to be working correctly).