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Old 03 Dec 2008, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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STI V5 Cooling

Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone could give me information, and please start from the ground up on the coolant for my 99 impreza sti type r, It's driving very well and temp never rises above normal, but at times I tend to get a smell like it's overheating. Does anyone else experience this, wht are the requirements for the coolant, and how should it be filled, might sound basic, but I'd prefer to get a second opinion.

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Old 03 Dec 2008, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: STI V5 Cooling

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Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone could give me information, and please start from the ground up on the coolant for my 99 impreza sti type r, It's driving very well and temp never rises above normal, but at times I tend to get a smell like it's overheating. Does anyone else experience this, wht are the requirements for the coolant, and how should it be filled, might sound basic, but I'd prefer to get a second opinion.

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Use only subaru genuine coolant are you sure your not smelling like burning oil cause the rocket cover gasket can leak on the turbo side due to heat of turbo.If you just want to top it up then wait till engine COLD never take rad cap off when HOT then add to radiator port and overflow coolant expansion tank to full................. To drain and fill coolant
WARNING:
The radiator is of the pressurized type. Do not
attempt to open the radiator cap immediately
after the engine has been stopped.
1) Lift up the vehicle.
2) Remove the under cover.
3) Place a container under drain pipe of radiator.
4) Loosen and remove the drain plug to drain engine
coolant into the container.
5) For quick draining, open the radiator cap.
CAUTION:
Be careful not to spill coolant on the floor.
6) Drain the coolant from reservoir tank.
7) Tighten the radiator drain screw securely after
draining coolant.
8) Slowly pour the prepared coolant from radiator
filler port to neck of filler, then pour into the reservoir
tank up to “FULL” level.
Coolant capacity (fill up to “FULL” level)
Non-turbo AT model:
Approx. 6.9 Q (7.3 US qt, 6.1 Imp qt)
Non-turbo MT model:
Approx. 7.0 Q (7.4 US qf, 6.2 Imp qt)
Turbo AT model:
Approx. 7.6 Q (8.0 US qt, 6.7 Imp qt)
Turbo MT model:
Approx. 7.7 Q (8.1 US qt, 6.8 Imp qt)
NOTE:
The SUBARU Genuine Coolant containing antifreeze
and anti-rust agents is especially made for
SUBARU engine, which has an aluminum crankcase.
Always use SUBARU Genuine Coolant,
since other coolant may cause corrosion.
9) Securely install the radiator cap.
10) Run engine for more than five minutes at 2,000
to 3,000 rpm. (Run engine until radiator becomes
hot in order to purge air trapped in cooling system.11) Stop the engine and wait until coolant temperature
lowers. Then open the radiator cap to check
coolant level and add coolant up to radiator filler
neck. Next, add coolant into reservoir tank up to
“FULL” level.
12) After adding coolant, securely the install radiator
and reservoir tank caps.

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Old 04 Dec 2008, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: STI V5 Cooling

Thanks,

Is this leaking from the rocker cover a problem, most of the pipeing is heat wrapped, and I'm wondering if it could be something burning the heat wrap, temp is mormal, so I presume that should be my biggest concern.

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Is this leaking from the rocker cover a problem, most of the pipeing is heat wrapped, and I'm wondering if it could be something burning the heat wrap, temp is mormal, so I presume that should be my biggest concern.

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Well with the leaking rocket cover gasket, oil drips down onto exhaust and the odd time i get it in mine and my gasket going in my sti v6 ra went in a friends classic to this is caused by the heat off the turbo perishing the gasket nearly in most cases it goes in the turbo side rocket cover my other side gasket not leaking at all saying that now it a tiny leak no oil loss in dipstick and if it is your talking a very very tiny bit only get smell odd time when the oil decides to drip onto exhaust the next for me to change it well id change the 2 either side,as for the exhaust wrap that could be the problem and for the temp to be normal so all good for ya rules out anything else..............................
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Thanks for the advice, I must look into it.
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