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Old 21 Jul 2009, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My impreza's running HOT!!!

hi, iv finally bought an impreza, it a 1996 uk spec turbo 2000 awd, had it just under a week but its started to run extremely hot.
ive checked the oil, thats fine.
ive checked water, thats fine.
ive checked the fuse for the fan, that works.
The only thing i can think of that ive done differently was i accidently gave her half a tank of super unleaded instead of ordinary unleaded. it was after that the problem began.
Any ideas?
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: My impreza's running HOT!!!

are you sure you havn't got an air lock in the cooling system?


maybe a good idea to do a coolant flush,also check the water pump..
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nice one, cheers for the advice mate. i'll run it in the garage 2moro and get em to take a look.
Your motor looks sweet mate. good work!
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no worries bud


cheers its not bad lol
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no worries bud


cheers its not bad lol
so modest lol
you know its awsome lol

ANY WAYS b4 you take it to the garage you can check for the air block ya self.

open bonet open expansion tank cap start car and let it warm up, you may see it start to gurgle a little bit, dont worry that ok, whilst its running squeeze both up and lower pipes to see if the water rises, may save you a little bit of money b4 taking it the to g-rarge

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so modest lol
you know its awsome lol
wait till you see it in the steel and cabon

you've already mets its "doner"car..lol
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 09:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cheers for the advice buddy, i will give it a whirl. it keeps goin mega hot the after a while it drops down to normal then goes mega hot again. NIGHTMARE!!!!
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wait till you see it in the steel and cabon

you've already mets its "doner"car..lol
hahaha dont leave ya keys lying arounf :P

does sound like an air lock if it drops again then goes up. lets us know how it goes mate
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hahaha dont leave ya keys lying arounf :P
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cool, should save an arm and a leg!!!! i'll give it a go 2moro and let ya know.
Was crapping myself incase it was something major, not even had the motor a week yet.
Gotta say it bring a smile to my chops everytime i drive it!!!!
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just look after it and it will look after you bud..


most things are easy to sort out
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well said!!! any ways time to go dream of all the things i cant afford. i'll let you guys know how it goes 2moro. thanks again for the advice.
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no worries chap..laters
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you've already mets its "doner"car..lol
you rang???
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hi, iv finally bought an impreza, it a 1996 uk spec turbo 2000 awd, had it just under a week but its started to run extremely hot.
ive checked the oil, thats fine.
ive checked water, thats fine.
ive checked the fuse for the fan, that works.
The only thing i can think of that ive done differently was i accidently gave her half a tank of super unleaded instead of ordinary unleaded. it was after that the problem began.
Any ideas?
As guys said if it dont turn out to be airlock first or waterpump check thermostat as it could be stuck closed dont be driving it very far bud with a HOT engine as it will wreck head gasket and warp the head
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