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Sounds like radiator to me yes, the coolant does like to run down on the left hand bottom side by the outlet hose.

Hopefully its just the Rad or a leak and that the headgaskets are still fine.

Fill it up properly, dry everything off, and then start it up and see if you can see where the leak is?

Introduction / Re: Subaru Outback - Second Subaru
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:29:56 PM »
Very very nice, well done!

Suspension / Re: SH Rear Suspension (Again)
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »
Good morning,

I phoned many places wrt changing from SLS to standard, few could help. Autostation in Bellville though came to my rescue, Monroe shocks, supplied and fitted =  R 5 980-00
2007 Forester XT.

Including new springs?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: 2006 SG XT back box
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:04:23 PM »
Correct. I have a decatted downpipe and no mid box, but still have the stock back box. Very quiet. On a XT back box is everything noise wise.

Ask on the Facebook group, there were some Powerflow and Prodrive boxes available a while ago.

General Chat / Re: XTTurbo traction control
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:03:53 AM »

General Chat / Re: Newbie to the foz
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:03:15 AM »
What does the coolant expansion tank look like? On the side of radiator. Any grey/brown residue there? Or bubbles? Level correct?

If there is hissing and bubbles at the turbo tank then either the coolant has been recently replaced and is still self-correcting the level, or head gaskets are blown.

N/A Tech Chat / Re: 2.5 x - no power after 4000 RPM
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:52:30 PM »
NA SG's never had coil on plug setup. Only the XT afaik.

Very strange symptoms for a NA.

Does it still have the original catalytic converters?

No problems painting it if that is what you mean?

I had my steel wheels on my X powder coated black. Looked lekker, especially with the black plastic lower skirts and bumpers of the SG X.

Something gunmetal would look lekker with the white.

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Wanted offroad tyres
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:23:42 AM »
What car do you need them for Shadow?

I've got a set of 16" Impreza wheels (powder coated black) with 215/70R16 tyres on. Not all terrains, but light commercial Hanooks.

Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: October 01, 2018, 08:15:42 AM »
Problem with the Whatsapp groups is that you get every message about every topic (and off topic). A forum is much more focused. But oh well.

General Chat / Re: 09 XT Turbo Replacement
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:45:19 AM »
For a daily stick to TD-04 or maybe a VF43 or 48.

05 is overkill.


Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: SG Roof bars
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:32:30 PM »
Hi Eckard

Where are you based?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:58:26 PM »
Fully agree with you, however, excessive pressure going past the rings will increase sump pressure, which is vented into the intake system, with oil(mist/vapours/...), which ends up in the compression chamber, getting burned.....

That's my theory.

(I've had a VW 412LE many years ago (very lekker car). I replaced rings on it, but did not hone the sleeves. ::) ::) ::) ( i was still young and dumb (& broke then. Now I am older ;))
Anyway, the oil would not stay in the engine due to high crankcase pressure.
Ctn to George(400km) I used 5lt oil, most of it dripping out from the tappet covers.)

That is interesting, I did not think of it like that.

I doubt that a skim would have an such an large effect, from no oil use to lots?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: OK Well Oil use
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:10:31 AM »
berndp, the scenario you are describing will force more oil OUT of the combustion chamber than in, so less oil should be burnt.

My first theory is that sometimes when a block surface is cleaned (without being split) it is very difficult to keep some of the cleaning material and residue out of the cylinders, leading to wear when the engine is assembled and started. I've seen this on my motor after the first time I fixed the HG's.

Also, when a HG blows and/or engine overheats then damage may be done to the cylinder and oil rings, leading them to become stuck and letting oil past. The oil rings on a EJ255 is a very fragile assembly and I'm not surprised that it's so common for these motors to chow oil.

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