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Old 02-06-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default Low coolant & chronic knocking - connection/cause for alarm?

About a month ago was the last time I checked my coolant level. It was normal in the reservoir and the car was working fine. Over the last few weeks, the car ('04 WRX) developed the gurgling/bubbling noise that seems to be characteristic of low coolant and/or air in the system. So today I finally got around to checking it, the reservoir is basically empty. I haven't been able to visualize any leaks and there's at least some coolant in the radiator.

I've read through the coolant FAQ and a ton of other threads and have run across a few replies where people suggested some serious problems as being the source. I've also had a pretty constant knocking/pinging problem that Subaru is still not dealing with.

So, obviously I'm still doing the dealer thing and battling it out with them, but should I be requesting a compression test, emissions test, etc.? I just don't know what's up with the car and the relatively fast loss of coolant. I don't want to get the brush-off by the dealer again, so is there any other good info I should know about going in with this new problem? And what could cause coolant to drop way off like that (including horrific engine problems)?

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Old 02-06-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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Take the car to another dealer.....there are several scenario's that could cause this.....some less problematic than others....

Pinging...??? you don't post your location or any other details.....are you using premium fuel??? If not, do so.....and/or try another brand of fuel.
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm in Arizona, so we're stuck with crappy 91 octane. The dealer already tried to blame it on me getting the wrong gas, but I've only used 91 since I bought the car. The car has been knocking/pinging almost constantly since this past summer - and it gets much worse, as you might imagine, if the outside air temp is over 65 Fahrenheit or so. Usually pretty audible pinging under moderate to heavy throttle starting at 4k RPM and going up from there. Car is usually very sluggish, as well, despite ECU resets, etc.
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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Hehe yeah...I'm very familiar with the issue. Time for SOA to recognize/address the problem before they have a flock of blown engines to replace in a year or so.

I've said before, I'd happily sacrifice 10hp for a better stock tune and no knocking on 91 octane. But whatever, that's a topic for another thread.
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