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Old 11-18-2003, 10:14 AM   #7
1 Lucky Texan
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Outoftheblue&intotheblack
06 WRX Sportwagon
Aspen White


If the 'smoke'(vapor) is white and may smell a bit like marsmallows/sweet it is coolant. It may be slowing down with heat due to a better seal as the the engine expands - or maybe just reduced. This soob engine is gaining a reputation for bad gaskets - don't let the dealership tell you otherwise. It's POSSIBLE (not guaranteed) that the dealership could talk the zone rep into some help with expenses - play up the poor college student angle, search these forums and the ones at for reports of blown gaskets - print them out and take them with you - see if the service manager can get Subaru to split the cost with you or something. good luck

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