Last post on Sep 16, 2009 at 7:27 AM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#16 of 19 Re: Status Update [parent1]
Sep 14, 2009 (2:15 pm)
Most obvious issue would be something caught in the fan blades of the cooling fan. Calling Roadside Assistance is the right idea.
#17 of 19 Re: Status Update
Sep 15, 2009 (1:54 pm)
Just heard from the Subaru dealership working on my OB. Turns out there was a decent sized hole in the radiator. He speculates that the fan blade impacted the radiator.
I asked him about the knocking noise that is produced after it overheats and his impression was that it was probably nothing to lose sleep about (unless one drove while it was overheated for a prolonged period of time).
Anyhow, hopefully that is the end of it... $470 later!
Thanks again for y'alls help.
#18 of 19 Re: Status Update [parent1]
Sep 15, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Keep us posted about how it continues to run. You might also consider changing the oil in light of everything that happened, if you have not done so already, just to ensure it is giving your engine the protection it needs.
I think you handled the whole situation very well. Hopefully you have many years of enjoyment from this vehicle yet to come!
#19 of 19 Re: Status Update [parent1]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:27 am)
$470 is about a quarter of what I was expecting for the repair. I hope that's all it costs you.
Definitely change all the fluids.