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Old 06 May 2010, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
owenox
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Poss head gasket issue not sure

Right im a newbie to the scoobies and im looking for abit of advice please people.

I recently purchased a scooby import on a 95 4 weeks ago and after 2 weeks the radiator basically fecked up.Checked all the pipes etc no splits and half the grills on the rad had burnt out.So had to bite the bullet and get a new radiator which was reasonably priced at 55.Dropped this in with the almighty special subaru coolant i was advised to use and away i went 2 weeks running fine and done quite alot of motorway miles too

Now just 2 days ago away i went off to work and pulled up and loads of steam coming out the bonnet,saw immiediately a big split in the pipe of the top hose for the radiator so this was obviously the problem.

Now i may have jumped the gun but ive bought a 2nd hand top hose off ebay for a 96 UK!!! sti impreza.It looks the same as mine and is in the same shape etc, just wondering will this be compatible even though its an import yeah?

Now to my main problem,i spoke to a mate that is really clued up on scoobys and he said it may be that the head gasket has gone and the pressure is too much and thats why the pipe split (although i have also been told the top hose is a common problem with them splitting by a scrapyard dealer).

Just to add aswell it has abit turbo lag to start with but not alot.The car isnt overheating and isnt misfiring.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated peeps

Cheers
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