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Old 12-09-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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I have about 118,xxx miles on my MY05 Impreza 2.5RS. I know that my 120,000 mile maintenance is coming up. I don't know if this is necessary true but do the engine hoses do they need to be replace?

I heard someone saying that age through mileage rather than years like 10+. I drive alot enough to accumulate 118,xxx miles within three years. I bought the car brand new in March 2005 and it's December 2008. Not even four year with this much mileage.

So is there a time when I should replace and do you guys suggest any places to replace such as Autozone, Pepboys, or should I go to the dealer and get OEM hoses?

I'm willing to spend the extra money and go to dealer if need be.

I tried searching around a bit but I'm guessing I'm not using the correct keyword or such.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:48 AM   #2
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Just replace if you find any cracks and leaks. For an 05, you should still be good. If the technician at the dealer recommends something then consider it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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heat cycles also play a part in wear and tear. I don't think there's anything wrong with other brands of hoses. I have napa upper and lower radiator hoses on mine for a while and have not had any problems.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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Well all the hoses look fine to me even with that much mileage and all the heat cycles it goes through. I keep my engine bay clean too. So should I just REPLACE the hoses if only IF there is any leaks or cracks rather than the mileage and continuous heat cycles it goes through?

I do a lot of spirited driving in the canyons too. At the moment there is nothing wrong with my hoses and just want to take a precaution if need be and extend the lifespan of my motor since I do alot of driving in California.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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it doesn't hurt to replace them. they're only 10...20 dollars? seems pretty good insurance to me, especially since you don't want them bursting at inopportune times.

oh, and you can also squeeze them. I forget if you should do it hot or cold, or if it matters. search on it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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cheap insurance
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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it doesn't hurt to replace them. they're only 10...20 dollars? seems pretty good insurance to me, especially since you don't want them bursting at inopportune times.

oh, and you can also squeeze them. I forget if you should do it hot or cold, or if it matters. search on it.
I agree, take the opportunity to change your hoses, thermostat, and flush the radiator. You do it now and you won't have to worry about it for a very long time. And its the insurance of knowing you're safe. The japanese use preventive maintenance on their machinary; helps reduce breakdowns and ensures continuous operation. Unfortuantely the american car manufactures haven't figured that one out.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:40 PM   #8
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Agreed. If you have almost 120K miles, & you have never changed any hoses, you should do it now before something goes wrong @ the wrong time.

There is damage you see and damage you don't see. Just becuase it doesn't looked cracked does not mean you won;t have a failure sooner than you think
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