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Old 01-19-2007, 06:03 AM   #1
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My 2004 impreza outback is using coolant at an absorbant rate. I got the thermostat replaced and the cooling system checked out which seems fine. Could there be a problem with the catalytic converter? It warms up super fast too.Also, can anyone recommend a brand of antifreeze they use other than the official subaru kind?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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Read the sticky threads Judge Judy, read them....
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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Default why would it be a headgasket?

There's no water in my oil dude.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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There's no water in my oil dude.
depends how it is leaking, there doesn't have to be. if the oil passages are intact yet, it could just be coolant leaking into the combustion chamber. it might not be visible in the oil, but it would show up in an oil analysis.

(warming up fast (and overheating) is a sign of head gasket issues)
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:16 AM   #6
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There's no water in my oil dude.
If it's not leaking externally, and it's not going into the crankcase (oil), then it must be getting into the combustion chamber. It has to go somewhere!

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #7
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Please don't call people "dude" they are trying to help you. +1 for head gasket, you've got all the signs except smoke. Prestone and Peak are good, but they are not going to save your engine.
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