Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday December 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo)

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2013, 02:23 AM   #26
jrushing11
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 300260
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Scottsville, KY
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketperson7 View Post
I'm having a very similar issue, my next thing to check is the water pump, let us know what it turns out to be
I sure hope it's not the water pump. From my understanding if I replace it I might as well replace the timing belt to? Although that's newish as well
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jrushing11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #27
Concillian
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4414
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Dublin, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
Midnight Black

Default

It's VERY VERY common for these cars to have problems getting air out of the "turbo branch" of the cooling system. The easiest way to get rid of that is to get the coolant level ABOVE the outlet that comes out the top of the header tank and goes to the turbo when you're burping.

If you notice the newer plastic header tanks, the turbo branch inlet to the header tank sits below the cap, where the older metal header tanks, the inlet sits higher. This is why it's such a pain to burp the system.

Before replacing the water pump, make sure you have the coolant level higher than the header tank cap when burping. You can do this with a simple funnel with some ingenuity or one of those coolant filling devices like this:
Lisle 24680 Spill-free Funnel : Amazon.com : AutomotiveLisle 24680 Spill-free Funnel : Amazon.com : Automotive
if you want the easiest method.
Concillian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #28
kellygnsd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 32669
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Rancho C
Vehicle:
2007 2.34LR, EFR7670
LINK G4 hybrid STi

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrushing11 View Post
Alright so I got under the car yesterday and the lower rad hose wasn't connected to the radiator, so that answers why all of my coolant went. So I went ahead and replaced my thermostat and put the hose back on. I started putting coolant back into the system and it seemed as though it was taking forever. The car kept getting to where it was overheating so I would turn it off let it cool down then start again. The radiator fans were kicking on at appropriate time so I know I didn't be a dummy and put the thermostat in backwards. But anyways I was confused as to why I had ran two gallons of coolant into my car and nothing was really working so I turned my car off and felt the bottom of the radiator and the lower hose... Both were cold. Maybe it is just how the hose is but it feels like there is pressure in the lower hose but possibly just air??? Idk my first thoughts were that my radiator is clogged, but does anyone else have any insight before I go ripping my radiator out? Thanks guys.

Your thermostat has nothing to do with when you fans turn on or off. That is based solely off of engine coolant temperature. When you install the T-stat make sure the weep hole is towards the top, it aids in getting all the air out of the system.
kellygnsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 10:14 PM   #29
jrushing11
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 300260
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Scottsville, KY
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Alright guys so I got a new oem replacement like radiator (yes I want the aluminium mishimoto but I'm poor right now). I put it in and got the car running well. Its holding at normal temp and I wish I had an actual thermostat so I could see how my new radiator and cooler thermostat were affecting my car but sadly at the moment I do not. It took me a good hour to get all of the air out of the system and for the heat to finally kick and it be okay. But afterwards I drove it arkund for a good 30 minutes making sure all was well. Sadly I am now having misfire codes for cylinders 1 and 3. I'm going to start going through the list from the misfires sticky but I did just replace my plugs (thr right gap .029) and I've been having a misfire once I build around 12 pounds of boost. I typically run 18. I have a vf39, stock turbo inlet, sti pinks.. basically all things for a cobb stage 3 tune. As none of this concerns the thread I made for this Im just throwing it out there in case someone has a direction to point me to first. Thanks everyone.
jrushing11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #30
greenplates
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 239162
Join Date: Feb 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Default

did you check the turbo reservoir?

there is a cap to the small reservoir. just to the left of the intercooler, above the turbo
greenplates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #31
jrushing11
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 300260
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Scottsville, KY
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenplates View Post
did you check the turbo reservoir?

there is a cap to the small reservoir. just to the left of the intercooler, above the turbo

yeah that is where i fill all the coolant from. It should be topped out now. About to leave work and I'm going to check the levels before I head home.
jrushing11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #32
breezeby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132658
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: jacksonville
Vehicle:
07 TR vf39ed
RomRaided!!!! Oh Yeah!!

Default

awesome, this gives me some things to check as i roll into work this morning with out of the blue sky rocket temps on my dash gauge showing me that i am overheating and didn't even know it. well now most of my coolant has gone out but only throught he over flow tank. So i don't think it's the same issue.
breezeby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.