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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    Who the hell would put "any old green coolant in their car?"

    On the same note, OEM and Peak, along with a few others is all the same. If warranty is what you try to save, then why mod your car at all ?

    What radiator did you get ??
    Ummm, it is what you just suggested!
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    I run 75 distilled water / 25% or so green coolant, 1/2 a bottle water wetter. But that's down here.... fat chance of it freezing hurr.
    You want silicate and phosphate free. Color means absolutely nothing. Subaru + head gaskets = very bad record (especially 2.5). That is why conditioner is now required for all coolant changes. I suggest you click the link that was provided.
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    I wasn't going to run "any old green coolant." That's why I created this thread. There is alot of great information that has been provided since the start of this thread, thanks guys! I'll also provide a link to the one I started over on NASIOC. Also, Unabomber has a great FAQ that discusses various aspects of coolant.

    I'll also post the one I started on the "burping" technique that has a great wealth of info about it (since it's been such a PIA!!)

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    i spent hours trying to burp my wrx's coolant system.. Caught the MATCO truck in town, bought this:



    And was done in 5 minutes.

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    I want that


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    Thanks for the help tonight Rick.


    When I opened the radiator cap, it was maybe < 1/2 full. I have a feeling it's just leaking like a mother out of the pet**** valve..

    I also found that kit that you pictured. I'm going to go over to Advance Auto Parts w/ my roommate in a little bit and buy it. He said that it'll be in the store tomorrow morning, but I have to pay for it tonight. That's fine, because it's dark and I have class until noon anyways.

    I'm going to take the old valve and put that one in there I think. It'll be messy, but at this point, it's just getting ridiculous so I don't particularly care anymore. I hope that I can get all of this resolved tomorrow......


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    No problemo, Andrew. Call anytime.

    The low level may be due to the leaking petcok valve, but I firmly believe it it still a big air bubble, especially since the top hose is hot and the bottom one is cold; huge sign that no coolant is flowing..
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    Agreed. Either way, it's still kicking my butt. I'll get that funnel kit tomorrow and try doing it all over again in the afternoon on the ramps.
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    Let teh car cool off completely, remove the radiator cap, and start squeezing the top rad hose. Do you see bubbles? If so, there's your answer.

    If the drain plug is leaking (it sometimes does due to the little O-ring thingie) you should be able to see juice. Is usually doesn't just steam, it'll hit the chassis or the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Let teh car cool off completely, remove the radiator cap, and start squeezing the top rad hose. Do you see bubbles? If so, there's your answer.

    If the drain plug is leaking (it sometimes does due to the little O-ring thingie) you should be able to see juice. Is usually doesn't just steam, it'll hit the chassis or the ground.
    I've been doing just that. I know it's air bubbles, it's just been a complete ***** getting all of them out.

    And yea, the little o-ring split right in half. Should I just take it off and tighten it like hell or re-use the old one? The one off the stock radiator seemed more solid then this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by STI_KLR View Post
    I've been doing just that. I know it's air bubbles, it's just been a complete ***** getting all of them out.

    And yea, the little o-ring split right in half. Should I just take it off and tighten it like hell or re-use the old one? The one off the stock radiator seemed more solid then this one...
    My opinion is that you need an o-ring, and one of the correct size. If you have the old one, you can buy a new one. Make sure you make it clear what the purpose is for, so that you get appropriate material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    My opinion is that you need an o-ring, and one of the correct size. If you have the old one, you can buy a new one. Make sure you make it clear what the purpose is for, so that you get appropriate material.
    Alright, will do. I just hope I don't lose TOO much coolant when i open it up...I'll have to be swift.
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