Last post on Nov 07, 2006 at 11:41 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Sedan
#11515 of 11554 Re: WRX Service - Beware [scottl]
Aug 08, 2006 (10:49 am)
Do yourself a favor and get a code reader/reset tool. I have one and diagnosed a similar issues.
On mine it turned out to be ignition wires - get this, they were chewed up by a CHIPMUNK! That in turn wreacked havoc on my ignitiono coil.
The coil was less than $80, the wires were cheap, don't recall exactly how much, but the code is all clear and it's running great now.
#11516 of 11554 Deteriorating Coolant Hoses
Aug 30, 2006 (12:21 pm)
Has anybody heard of or seen this problem?
MY sons 05 impreza was just diagnosed with having all of the coolant hoses in a state of needing replacement and the dealer will not replace them under the warranty:
Recently had the radiator replaced 2 weeks ago due to a rear ender. Car came back from the shop fine. a week later oine of the coolant hoses ruptured. Car is towed to dealership. Insurance company gets involved and rules out the body shop. they tested the coolant and it was fine. Dealer says that since my son had an aftermarket air intake and blow off valve, the warranty is not valid. they quote $1200 to replace all the hoses, as they are swollen and are cracking from the inside out. My son has not changed or added anything to the radiator since he purchased this car new in July 05.
I don't believe that the blow off valve or intake has anything to do with the condition of the coolant hoses. Subaru corporate customer service agrees with the dealer.
#11517 of 11554 Re: Deteriorating Coolant Hoses [jbinloomis]
Aug 30, 2006 (1:13 pm)
Perhaps different types of coolants were mixed in at one point? Did you ever have Jiffy Lube "top off all fluids" when getting service?
They've been known to drain the gear oil out of Subies instead of the engine oil.
#11518 of 11554 Re: Deteriorating Coolant Hoses [ateixeira]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:04 pm)
No, Jiffy Lube will never touch this car or any car I own. Nobody knows how this happened, but they are positive it isn't a manufacturing defect.
#11519 of 11554 2008 WRX pics hit net today
Sep 13, 2006 (4:44 am)
You guys see the 2008 WRX pics today on the net? Around several places. Looks pretty good. Interesting to see that the glass in the doors are now framed as in the Tribeca. Also looks like LED taillights. Intesting....
#11520 of 11554 Re: 2008 WRX pics hit net today [famof3kids]
Sep 13, 2006 (9:13 am)
framed? Looks like I'll need a wider garage.