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Old 07-30-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Stock radiator leaking

I noticed today that there is some discoloration/coolant deposit on one side of the radiator (where the plastic and aluminum fingers meet) I am sure that it is leaking but in very small amount. Any one car has this condition.
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Old 07-31-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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How is your coolant level after driving? Is it high to the brim - at least on my MY99, there is a tiny breather hole at the top of the overflow-tank where it could be leaking from. Otherwise a tiny crack somewhere on the radiator? A pressure test shouldn't cost that, then again, I had mine pressure tested 3 times and they still couldn't find anything.
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:46 AM   #3
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The coolant level is way down at the "Hot" mark. This happen just recently, and I have lost some coolant. It is still under warranty, but I hope the dealer will not give me the run around. I do not want them to pressure test the whole engine. Chances are they might over pressure test and damage some thing else.
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Old 07-31-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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This is a very common problem on 02 wrx's. The dealer should fix it without question.
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Old 08-02-2003, 04:08 AM   #5
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I had a leak see arrow in picture. 02 WRX with 8000 miles
I wanted to get to the track so I pulled it out took it to a good radiator shop and the guy tightened up the crimps and tested it and it has been fine since

good luck
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