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Old 01-12-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
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got my 05 wrx about 3-4 months ago. my friend also has a 05 wrx and it has a metal turbo coolant reservoir and mine is plastic why is this ???
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:16 AM   #2
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because subaru changed the design mid model year. All car manuf do it.
Yours is COMPOSITE. not just "plastic"

And its not a "turbo coolant reservior" its just part of the coolant system of the whole motor.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:23 AM   #3
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i didnt know what else to call it lol
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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because subaru changed the design mid model year. All car manuf do it.
Yours is COMPOSITE. not just "plastic"

And its not a "turbo coolant reservior" its just part of the coolant system of the whole motor.
I believe its called a boost fluid reservoir.



Just playin', as said it was a mid model change, no big deal.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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.....someone posted that the composite one radiates less heat.....dunno about that, but .......
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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i didnt know what else to call it lol
Its cool, Just letting you know
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:30 AM   #7
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.....someone posted that the composite one radiates less heat.....dunno about that, but .......
That could make sense...
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:16 PM   #8
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I'll bet the composite one is lighter and costs less...money is the big driver in the automotive industry. If you can find a way to save $0.05 per car...that adds up in a hurry.

Unfortunately it seems that cost savings take priority over quality. Ford just removed the paint requirement on the crankshaft pulleys for the entire truck line. We save a couple cents per part, but now you have to worry more about rust and it looks like crap when you open the hood!
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:37 PM   #9
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Ford lower quality to save money??? NO WAY!!
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