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Old 02-16-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Ok so here is the story I was doing some spirited driving....80mph -100mph...then I was on a windy road doing between 60-80....I was pushing it pretty hard but I was not redlining it all the time or anything near that...anyways I started to smell coolant, and i was alarmed by that...then a few seconds later I looked at my temp gauge and it was a hair above 3/4...there was no where to stop on this road. So popped it in nuetral cruised down the hill. and stopped....

I popped the hood and there was steam all over and coolant splashed all over...most of the coolant seemed to be around and below and behind the reservoir. My coolant reservoir was ALMOST completely empty. After it all cooled off I opened the radiator cap and there was brown and black gritty stuff on the cap. There was small black specs in the coolant resivoir. I filled it up with coolant and drove it home about 3 miles WITH no problems....I went home hooked my laptop up and drove it another mile....all the coolant numbers where around 190-195....

What the heck????
Its going to the dealer on monday....what do you think is the problem?
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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did your engine eat a fat kid at the school you passed?
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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you could have just pushed it to the point where the cooling system couldn't kept up with the heat being generated.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:28 PM   #4
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you could have just pushed it to the point where the cooling system couldn't kept up with the heat being generated.
Thats what my cousin said...time for a cooling system upgrade!!!
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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did your engine eat a fat kid at the school you passed?

Nope It was just me....outside temps of 50-55 degrees F.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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Could be a bad radiator cap...

I'd top off the coolant, then put a new cap on.

The crusty stuff is probably from the Holtz Rad-weld Subaru uses as their "cooling conditioner." I've seen it on my caps as well and clean it off from time to time.

I've beat the snot out of my RS for 5 years now and it's never had a cooling issue...

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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Could be a bad radiator cap...

I'd top off the coolant, then put a new cap on.

The crusty stuff is probably from the Holtz Rad-weld Subaru uses as their "cooling conditioner." I've seen it on my caps as well and clean it off from time to time.

I've beat the snot out of my RS for 5 years now and it's never had a cooling issue...

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Thats what I thought, I should be able to drive this thing the way I want to ...I wasnt driving around redlining 1st gear....there was a lot of airflow...
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:49 PM   #8
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that sounds a lot liek a headgasket problem
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:38 AM   #9
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that sounds a lot liek a headgasket problem
It kinda does, but with that much coolant missing, I think I would have some in my oil, and the oil looks fine.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #10
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yea but it all tends to boil over the reservoir which sounds like what happened to you....so that would explain where your coolent went....it jsut boiled out all over your engine
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As an aircraft mechanic i know that aircraft engines being aircooled require lots of air flowing over the cylinders and into the oil cooler and if you takeoff with one in a rear quartering crosswind or even a direct crosswind it can starve the engine of that crucial cooling air causing high CHT's. I only mention this because you said it was windy and maybe your radiator wasnt getting enough air flowing through it for the flogging you were dishing out. Wait.. you said windy but meant curvy windy and not hurricane windy. I hate homonyms
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:31 AM   #12
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As an aircraft mechanic i know that aircraft engines being aircooled require lots of air flowing over the cylinders and into the oil cooler and if you takeoff with one in a rear quartering crosswind or even a direct crosswind it can starve the engine of that crucial cooling air causing high CHT's. I only mention this because you said it was windy and maybe your radiator wasnt getting enough air flowing through it for the flogging you were dishing out. Wait.. you said windy but meant curvy windy and not hurricane windy. I hate homonyms
Thats the English language for you. I apologize I wrote that post in about 20 seconds before I ran out of the house.

I'm going to drive it around a little today and see what happens. I am still taking it to the dealer tomorrow and insisting they check everything out and flush out the water I had to put in it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #13
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I just took her for about a 6 mile drive.....no problems. I didnt see coolant temps over 199F.

Does anyone know how hot the coolant is a hair over 3/4 on the gauge???
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With a week head gasket I've had them blow the antifreeze out slowly over time then over heat from lack of coolant with no coolant in the oil. Something to think about. Could drive for miles and miles though with no problem
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no white smoke?
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