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#14 of 15 Overheating Issue - 2002 Impreza
Nov 02, 2007 (10:20 am)
I had an overheating issue at 63,000 and the closest maintenance shop said my throttle body needed to be replaced. When I called the dealership, they doubted this was the case so I paid the $ to have it towed to them. Indeed they found that it was the left head gasket leaking and they replaced it under the WWP-99 Engine Coolant Bulletin with only an expense to me for labor. Now, at 88,000 its overheating again. This time, to the amazement of the dealership, it was indeed to leaking of the coolant from the coolant line to the throttle body and from the water pipe under the manifold. So, they had to replace the throttle body, the hose to water pump, and reinstalled the manifold and flushed the system costing me a whopping $1,800! They had never seen corrosion as bad as this - as if that is to reassure me. Any way I can connect the coolant conditioner issue with these other coolant leaks?
#15 of 15 Re: Head gaskett [subaruval]
Mar 27, 2011 (10:24 am)
Hey, I just found this forum today using google. I also have a 2002 impreza. At 75k miles, I had the head gasket problem as well. I had to pay for the repair because subaru, in it's infinite wisdom, did not include my car in the recall. I also have raw fuel smells when in cold weather. The WRX had a recall for this but again my car was excluded. I have been very unhappy with Subaru and will never buy a vehicle from them again. If anyone asks me of my opinion on a Subaru, I will tell them that Subaru does not stand by it's product and issues extremely narrow recalls (possibly to save money?).
I want them to give me back my money for the head gasket repair and include my vehicle in the cold weather fuel line recall (which btw already took them 7 years to admit on some vehicles and at first they would only pay for it in a handfull of states!).