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Old 13 Jan 2011, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys i have an impreza 1997 uk turbo, when the car is running you can smell the radiator really strong, just wondered if any 1 no why, ive been told it could be water pump but its not leaking anywere. Header tank is still full but my main pipe to radiator when car is running is pretty hard should this happen or is it pressureizing. Thanx
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Old 13 Jan 2011, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: smell radiator really strong when car is running

where can you smell it, as your sat driving along or when you have the bonnet open? maybe both lol.
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 01:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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where can you smell it, as your sat driving along or when you have the bonnet open? maybe both lol.
When bonnet open and car is running. Cant smell it inside.
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 01:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: smell radiator really strong when car is running

Is it overheating or temp normal?
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 07:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it overheating or temp normal?
No mate temp is normal car runs fine.
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Keep an eye on the level fella it sounds like a leak
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 10:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Keep an eye on the level fella it sounds like a leak
Im having waterpump checked 2nite m8 and other things will let u no m8. THANX
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Old 14 Jan 2011, 05:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Right sorted it guys my mate is excellent with these cars and it was oil i could smell not water. Both rocker gaskets are leaking and will b sorted 2moz. Thanx for the advice tho lads.
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