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Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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i took my wrx into the shop 2 days ago because of a coolant leak, and they first replaced a leaking reservoir, then when they went to pressure test the system, they said that it was a coolant line from the turbo. they want 650 to replace it, they said 4 hours labor and 200 in cost for the lines.

im going to try to do it myself, because there is no way i can afford to spend that right now. i searched it on here and couldn't find much, but im guessing its pretty standard, but if anyone has any experience or tips that would be great.

im also having a hard time finding the lines, if someone can point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. thanks
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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It's pretty self explanatory. I doubt the lines are the issue. They probably just need a little tightning at the banjo bolts or new clamps. Sounds like the shop you were at were trying to take you for alittle bit of a ride. You can find new lines all over Ebay that will work just fine. Mostly the Kamak ones.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Just get heater hose and new worm clamps for the coolant lines at any part store. Its all low pressure.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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Are you smelling any coolant burning, seeing any steam hearing any dripping, or hissing when you stop the car after its warm?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:42 AM   #5
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when i brought it back from the shop, it was steaming from out of the hood scoop and hood, and there was a slow but steady drip from under the car when it was parked and i let it run. the car has only been up at this altitude for 2 months, and im guessing that being in somewhere this dry has caused the line to crack. im going to have a closer look tomorrow.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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Just get heater hose and new worm clamps for the coolant lines at any part store. Its all low pressure.
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just buy a few feet of line, cut to stock length, use some good worm clamps, and enjoy a new, reliable line

it shouldn't cost you more than $20
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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i was told that it needed special sheilding being that it goes to the turbo, any comments on this? i was thinking about just wrapping in in exhaust heat wrap.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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Thermotech and DEI both make a heat shielding product that is basically a foil tape.
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