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    Okay, so the turbo blew (wastegate seized shut) and I took the opportunity to make my car stage two since I'd be doing a bunch of work anyway. When I took the turbo out of the car, obviously coolant sort of spilled everywhere. Do I need to replace all the coolant? Can I just pour more into the reservoir and hope for the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    Okay, so the turbo blew (wastegate seized shut) and I took the opportunity to make my car stage two since I'd be doing a bunch of work anyway. When I took the turbo out of the car, obviously coolant sort of spilled everywhere. Do I need to replace all the coolant?
    No.

    Can I just pour more into the reservoir and hope for the best?
    No.

    You need to burp the system thoroughly.
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    What does that entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    What does that entail?
    I know on mine (09 wrx) there's a specific procedure. Not as simple as opening the radiator cap (or filler neck by the turbo) and squeezing the air out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    What does that entail?
    Overheating problem
    Burping a Subaru
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    I meant what does burping it entail? How do I do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    I meant what does burping it entail? How do I do that.
    My previous post has two links. Click on them and follow the directions in those discussions.
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    Ah sorry. I'm colorblind, couldn't tell they were links. Woo.

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    OK good luck, be patient with the burping and you should be OK.
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    Excellent. Thanks so much!

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