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Old 12-02-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default 3 WRX radiators in a year???????

Went Stage 2 in March of 08.....a few months later my radiator, the stocker, developed a `crack' and had to be replaced. In August, I had a `through and through' with a small rock and had it replaced again. Now, it's leaking again, may be a problem at the mouth or the cap....

I've searched, but haven't found much --- I DO drive a lot, but not hard very often. Are WRX radiators fragile? Does my stage 2 setup affect it in any way? WTF is going on????

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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wrx radiators are pretty bad.....and if you are replacing them with aftermarket NON-SUBARU STOCK ****ing LOOKING REPLACEMENT ones.....dont

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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wrx radiators are pretty bad.....and if you are replacing them with aftermarket ones.....dont
???? - are you saying that the all aluminum ones are bad?
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
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???? - are you saying that the all aluminum ones are bad?
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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It's not uncommon for the the end tanks to leak at the seams and/or develop cracks (my original did both @ ~60k). However, to go through 3 in a year is something new to me. ....although I've seen others have problems when running caps that are rated @ a higher pressure than the OEM one(s). ....are you?
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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Never ever replace with an oem radiator. They are Junk. Oakos has decent prices on Koyo for just a little more than oem. Worth it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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Never ever replace with an oem radiator. They are Junk. Oakos has decent prices on Koyo for just a little more than oem. Worth it.


many do NOT want any of that ****

and the oem radiators have been improved

and other companies that make 'factory replacement' radiators make junk

and I know and talk to Suabru techs frequently and THEY replace lots of quickly failed non-subaru 'factory replacement' radiators with subaru radiators

and on and on and on.........
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