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    Hello everybody,

    Just bought my first 2002 WRX in January. Love it verrrry much.

    Anyways, yesterday was a pretty hot day maybe like 86 degrees, decided to take off my front badge. So did the whole blow dryer/dental floss.

    So anyways, later in the day i'm driving and start smelling "maple syrup" Pull over and notice a leak in my front passenger side. I'm not sure whats up, my temperature meter was doing fine staying in the middle, but more towards the cool side. I still did over 60 miles of driving that night. So I guess it's the radiator, right?

    So am I going to need a new radiator? and how much is that going to cost? and you think the blowdrying the front emblem had anything to do with it?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chompy View Post
    So I guess it's the radiator, right?
    Don't guess. Remove the air intake plastic piece to the left of the radiator and have a look around. Find the leak.

    So am I going to need a new radiator?
    Only you can answer that. If it's a hose, you'll need a hose and some coolant ($30 or so). If it's the radiator, and it's a metal part, you'll need it soldered ($100 or so) but if it's a plastic part of the radiator or the seam between metal and plastic, you'll need it replaced ($300 and up).
    nd you think the blowdrying the front emblem had anything to do with it?
    Unless you poked a hole into something, no.
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