OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > Technical Forums > Under the Bonnet/Hood

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Unread 2nd October 2018, 09:49 AM
subyroo's Avatar
subyroo subyroo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast - Australia
Posts: 356
subyroo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duncanm View Post
I'm not so sure why you're against the standard temp gauge.


Sure - it won't give you a number comparable to another car, but every driver knows instinctively where the 'right' spot is on the gauge for their car after driving it for a reasonable amount of time. When the thermostat and cooling system are working properly, it'll hover pretty close to this.



Anything significantly higher than that spot (eg: more than 1/4 of sweep) is overheating. Full stop.

I was only relaying what was passed to me by Boxer Service in Brendale, they looked after my XS for 10 years and I never had a problem with their service or advice.
__________________
Peter
2016 Honda CR-V
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Unread 2nd October 2018, 05:37 PM
Beachworm Beachworm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brisbane Australia
Year: 2010
Model: Forester X Luxury, sump guard, bigger AT tyres and 50mm Subieliftoz lift, breather extensions
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 264
Beachworm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben Up North View Post
That's what I'm currently using to read the temps. seems to average around 95-97, went up to 101 when stationary after driving for about 20 minutes, then 10 minutes stationary.
Temperature increases doing 80 in 5th, drops when I go back to fourth, so I guess the increase in tyre size and (and weight) is also playing a part.

Haven't done any 100kph runs recently, last time I did temp was sitting around 97-98 with 650Kg trailer (maybe less) and loaded car. Unfortunately I didin't have the obd connected when the temp gid shoot up according to the oem guage..
I suppose you've considered that the temp sender/sensor may be faulty too. It would probably be worth putting a new one in before a radiator change.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Unread 2nd October 2018, 07:48 PM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
can only hope to improve
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004 | 1992
Model: SG Forester X MY05 | 92 SVX
Transmission: 5MT D/R | 4EAT
Posts: 802
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

System has been flushed a couple of times. Radiator is only 20,000Kms old and from what I can see is pretty spottless. That's why I'm considering the thermostat.
I'm also wondering if putting some sort of engine cleaner through it would be beneficial to remove any build up of gunk that may have occured.
__________________
SLO White Foz, Quicksilver SVX!
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Unread 2nd October 2018, 10:51 PM
Beachworm Beachworm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brisbane Australia
Year: 2010
Model: Forester X Luxury, sump guard, bigger AT tyres and 50mm Subieliftoz lift, breather extensions
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 264
Beachworm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben Up North View Post
System has been flushed a couple of times. Radiator is only 20,000Kms old and from what I can see is pretty spottless. That's why I'm considering the thermostat.
I'm also wondering if putting some sort of engine cleaner through it would be beneficial to remove any build up of gunk that may have occured.
OK then. The radiator should be good unless you've got some North Qld bugs leaves and grass stuck in it. A new thermostat should be the next step though you can test it by removing and putting it in boiling water to see if it opens fully. If that's OK and the system is clean, about the only thing left if the sensor is working properly is the water pump.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Unread 2nd October 2018, 11:40 PM
duncanm's Avatar
duncanm duncanm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sydney
Year: 1998
Model: Outback. JDM TT conversion
Transmission: 5MT DR
Posts: 528
duncanm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben Up North View Post
System has been flushed a couple of times. Radiator is only 20,000Kms old and from what I can see is pretty spottless. That's why I'm considering the thermostat.
Why are you still considering it a year later ?

A thermostat is less than $50. Just do it.
__________________
TT Outback
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Unread 3rd October 2018, 06:24 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
can only hope to improve
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004 | 1992
Model: SG Forester X MY05 | 92 SVX
Transmission: 5MT D/R | 4EAT
Posts: 802
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes Boss.
__________________
SLO White Foz, Quicksilver SVX!
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Unread 18th October 2018, 07:55 AM
El_Freddo's Avatar
El_Freddo El_Freddo is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bendigo, Vic
Year: 1988
Model: EJ22'd L series
Transmission: Locking Centre Diff 5spd Manual 4.111:1 diff ratio with 1.59:1 low range and a front OBX LSD ;)
Posts: 1,886
El_Freddo is on a distinguished road
Default

Last trip I got my ej22 upto ~120*C in the sand - all because when I flicked my rad fans from always on to ecu controlled the switch didn’t go past the off position...

Flicked the fans back on and within a minute or two the temp was back down to normal without any issues. No HG issues but in your case I wouldn’t rule it out, especially if the HGs haven’t been replaced.

Cheers

Bennie
__________________
Do what you like. Like what you do
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Unread 18th October 2018, 08:08 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
can only hope to improve
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004 | 1992
Model: SG Forester X MY05 | 92 SVX
Transmission: 5MT D/R | 4EAT
Posts: 802
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Just replaced the thermostat, about 8degrees cooler now on average (but haven't driven far - will keep monitoring it)

Have found head gasket is leaking so that's next on the list, waiting on quote -estimated around $1,800.
__________________
SLO White Foz, Quicksilver SVX!
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Unread 18th October 2018, 08:20 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 913
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmm, I told you 12 months ago to replace the thermostat. Hopefully your problem is solved.
Cheers
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Unread 18th October 2018, 08:23 AM
El_Freddo's Avatar
El_Freddo El_Freddo is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bendigo, Vic
Year: 1988
Model: EJ22'd L series
Transmission: Locking Centre Diff 5spd Manual 4.111:1 diff ratio with 1.59:1 low range and a front OBX LSD ;)
Posts: 1,886
El_Freddo is on a distinguished road
Default

No option to DIY the HG issue?

Cheers

Bennie
__________________
Do what you like. Like what you do
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.