Fixing Leaks

Update by Tom Suddard to the Subaru Impreza WRX project car
Dec 28, 2012

Our tuning was going well, but we couldn’t help but notice the smell of oil and antifreeze.
The culprits: a leaking radiator cap, a failing O-ring and old valve cover gaskets.

Our WRX finally feels like a real car—and a really fast one, too.

While we were upgrading our WRX at Mach V Motorsports, we noticed that it was leaking oil and smelled like antifreeze all the time.

Some more investigation, along with the help of Deren Ardinger from Mach V Motorsports, revealed that our car needed valve cover gaskets, an oil cooler O-ring, and a new radiator cap. We had them fix these leaks, as we were facing an 11-hour-long drive home the next day.

With these little issues fixed, our WRX finally feels like a real car—and a really fast one, too.

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1/7/13 6:38 a.m.

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