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This is a discussion on ARG! One fix leads to another. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So my CEL came on a while back notifying me that I needed to replace two of my injectors. Being ...

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    ARG! One fix leads to another.

    So my CEL came on a while back notifying me that I needed to replace two of my injectors. Being thrifty, I bought a used set of OEM replacements, and took them to WitchHunter (the guy only lives like 20 miles from me). He cleaned them and flowtested them and they all came out at 420cc which was awesome.

    Today, I drove the car over to my Dad's house and spent all day learning about the boxer by replacing the injectors.. As I was FINALLY done and putting the intercooler back on, I accidentally sat on the radiator and snapped one of the coolant flow lines. NOW I HAVE TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR!

    Arg, I'm so frustrated! I was so excited to have the suby back on the road!

    Anyone know of a good place to order a good/cheap radiator?

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    I use a Koyo OEM - style radiator. If your car is not modified it'll be fine. On the bright side, the radiator you broke was unlikely to last anyway. Look into OEM hoses while you are in there.

    Are you sure your injectors needed replacing? Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Look into OEM hoses while you are in there.
    Why OEM?
    I work on vehicles that make 650hp and 2400ft/lbs.

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    Authentic parts are readily available and this avoids fitment issues, particularly on the bottom rad hose.
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    When the CEL came on, I took it to Carter Subaru and had them do a diagnostic. They told me that my injectors needed replacing, and wanted $1000 to do it. I found a guide with pictures on NASIOC, and decided to tackle it myself. I'll look into that radiator, and no, my scooby is completely stock minus suspension upgrades right now. I may look into replacing the hoses while im at it. It only makes sense.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: Anything wrong with JVT aluminum radiators? Seems to me that as long as the fitment is good and the quality of aluminum is the same, I can save about $150?
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    No experience with JVT.

    I hate to say it but I have a really bad feeling about the injectors. Hopefully I'm wrong (I usually am). Did you happen to test the two units you replaced?
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    I did not, I did use a tester on the electrical though, and they all came out good. The misfire was very apparent before, and now all I have is the "boxer shake". I drove it home about 50 miles with a jimmy rigged fix on the radiator, and the CEL didn't come back on, so I imagine it fixed the problem? What else do you think it could be?

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    Loose wiring to the coils for example. In any case if the CEL is gone it's a done deal. Hopefully once you get a new rad in there the car will be good as new.
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