Cerbaru Posted July 29, 2017 Share Posted July 29, 2017 I haven't been able to find this problem on this or any other forum, so anyone who has any ideas, I'd be glad to hear them. I've got a 2007 GT Limited, 119,000ish miles, but the engine only has around 80,000. The previous owner never changed the oil and ruined the seals and head gasket, so the dealership I got it from swapped in a slightly less-used engine. I've had it at the Subaru dealership twice: once to take care of a recall (secondary air pump relay) and once to tighten the clamps on the fuel lines, which started leaking a couple weeks after I got the car home. So, here's the new problem: I've had coolant leak now precisely twice. Last Friday, I went to get some takeout at a restaurant the next town over, about eight miles away. The speed limit is 55 most of the way (but everyone does about 60-65). I came back to work, parked in the warehouse, and when I came out later, there was a fairly large pool of coolant under my car. The reservoir was empty, so I freaked out, called the Subaru dealership and asked if they had any openings, but they were slammed. Despite the leak and low reservoir, the temp gauge was just sitting at normal range when I left work...not even a tiny bit high, just right where it always is, half way up. I figured I'd just add some 50/50 and hope for the best until I could get it looked at. I went to the local auto parts store, got a gallon of coolant, and popped the hood. At this point, the reservoir was pretty full after sitting for a while at work - about half way between the low and full marks. I added a little coolant, about a half a pint, and went home, which was about 11 miles away. The speed limit on the route I take is 65 most of the way. Looked under the car at home later, and nothing. For one week, not a single drop of coolant leaked. Until today. And the situation was exactly the same - I went to the same restaurant for takeout, drove back to work, parked in the same spot, came out about an hour later, and BAM...puddle o' coolant again. Fairly large this time, too - about a pint, but not quite as much as the first time. It seems to be leaking from the back of the engine on the driver's side. I haven't had this car very long (I test drove it to exactly 118,000 miles the day I bought it), and I've always owned GMs or Nissans, (calling me a shadetree would be generous) so, needless to say, I have very little knowledge of boxer engines, or Subarus in general. I figured I'd just like to get a car with a reputation for reliability after my Yukon started falling apart, and this one was in my price range. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I'm getting an oil change at the Subaru dealership tomorrow, but they only do routine maintenance stuff on the weekends, so the regular mechanics won't be there. I'm curious as to why there haven't been any leaks in between those two trips to that restaurant, and what could be leaking intermittently on the back of the engine. Any help is greatly appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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