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Old 09-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Cerrillos, NM
2003 WRX Wagon

Default 02-03 WRX top radiator hose

Next time you're under the hood of your car check the clearance between the top radiator hose and the passenger side electric cooling fan.

My 03 wagon has 42k on the odometer and just had a serious overheating incident. I managed to limp home by pouring water into the catch tank until, at the end of the trip the system vapor locked and sent me walking.

As installed from the factory the top hose was J-U-S-T touching the cooling fan. After 40,000 miles of use the fan managed to wear through the hose and send me on my feet. All this stuff is on the top of the motor, but covered in plastic cowlings. So you cant really see it unless you remove the plastic cladding.

Also for recharging the cooling system you will need the factory tool, which is a funnel with an adapter to allow you to add coolant to the appropriate port in the motor. I couldnt find the tool, but I bribed the mechanic with a six pack of Newcastle, so he lent it to me for a couple of hours.

Just wanted to pass this along and perhaps save someone else the aggravation.

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