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Old 06-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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HI,

Did a search and read up on coolant replacement etc. But could nto find anything on what would be normal amount of coolant loss.

I have a 07 wrx with about 26k miles on it. The coolant level is at low in the resevoir tank.

Is this normal for 26k miles?

Wondering if the car is eating coolant becuase there are no leaks.

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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check the coolant level in your radiator, if its not full, add some. Leave the reservoir alone.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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why leave the reservoir alone?
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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checked radiator....its full
checked the other coolant tank on top of the turbo...its full.

Resevoir is on LOW.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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If the reservior is low when car is cold its good. Max is for when the car is in operating temperature, it will expand.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:41 PM   #6
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How is the coolant system suppose to act?

On a cold engine, where is the level supposed to be?
After a few miles drive, what level is it supposed to be on the expansion tank?

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Old 07-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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On a cold engine, where is the level supposed to be?
Between min and max
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After a few miles drive, what level is it supposed to be on the expansion tank?
Anywhere it wants (min < level < overflowing). Not that much gets pushed out with thermal expansion and it all gets sucked back in when cool.
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ok. I filled it up to the full line with the engine warm last night. This morning it sits between low and full marks. Went for a drive to warm up the motor and it stills sits between low and full.

Ill keep my eye on it. Thank you
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:38 AM   #9
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i had this happening and apparently had a tiny leak in one of the radiator hoses
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