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This is a discussion on 04 wrx - 1st mod! within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; ive heard from several ppl that after the 100k that the radiator starts to have issues, i havent expierienced anything ...

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    ive heard from several ppl that after the 100k that the radiator starts to have issues, i havent expierienced anything but did have a thermostat fail on me at 103k simple replacement and all golden , and yeh +1 to all fluid change at that mark, i usually do a full flush every 3k just to make things run smooth and hell why not when the car is up doin an oil change anyway

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    Yeah - I've heard mention of the radiator - but really haven't read up on it. Time for a search!

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    I think the main issue with the stock radiator is that the plastic end pieces tend to fail, causing the fluid to leak out. Most owners simply replace the stock radiator with an all-aluminum piece like a koyo (which is around the same cost as an OEM). My guess is if you are not leaking out coolant, your radiator is OK.
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    Haha - yep, no leaks (knock on wood) Sometimes the "glass 1/2 empty" side of comes out with a car purchase - especially when it comes to budget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiersius
    EJ257 - Thanks for the link.

    Unfortunately no - I don't have any sort of detail maininance records for the car. Pretty tough to tell. Is there anything in particular to be looking out for - or is it best just to get started/keep going with the regular schedule.

    ps - I was off a bit - the car had about 85,000 when I bought it - has about 89,xxx now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Do the 90K service and replace all fluids
    Will do. And on a side note - got the gauges installed last night - went with the column mount - seems to work pretty slick! After driving into town in the dark this AM, I think I will go back in tonight and add the 40% dimmer, darn things are a bit bright!!
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