So this is my second thread.
I guess let me start from the beginning. I bought an 02 Subaru Midnight Black WRX with 90k miles from this mom and pop's car lot for 9 out the door. Well my buddies and I had noticed the after market radiator and turbo timer on the car. Long story short, i drive 50 mins to work and back, so my car is a fun drive. I get home late last night and went inside to play with my daughter, and my wife screamed out my car was on fire. I ran out, popped the hood, and a coolant line had busted and was spraying coolant all over the up pipe so it was smoking really bad. After driving around town for 2 hours i finally found a similar piece and threw it on, drove to work today and noticed when i turned off the car, the turbo timer had a .40 time on it, watched the gauges and the thermostat doubled then the time ran out, never went into red, just stayed below half then when turned off went to 3/4s. So my questions and concerns are:
Should i be worried in the doubling in temp (I haven't noticed it or paid attention to it before)??
I (and some buddies) assume the after market radiator installed was due to probably the old one taking a crap.
When the old one took a crap, they didn't replace the coolant lines and the line just finally went out.
Are there any good after market coolant line to get (links if possible)?
So what you guys think??? Assumptions seem correct?? If you guys love pics, ill post some when i get them loaded.