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2000 AWD Xploder from Turbo back to NA

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      That K-seal brand sounds familiar. The one I used the most was Alumiseal, it came as a powder in a small clear tube, silver is the normal version.
       
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      I read a number of reviews and even posts on this forum and everyone said it worked great, sealed the leak(s), and no adverse effects. Ordered a bottle of it off Amazon and will see how it goes this weekend. It seems you are to pour it in (it's a small 8oz mini-jug), run the car for around 45 min to an hr.. and then let it sit for a few days.
       
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      I hope it works, good products are great to find, and the more the better. I was searching a while ago, and discovered a Lubegard coolant additive I didn't know about. I liked the sound of it, and ordered one along with an "Add-on item"m my favorite dental floss.

      I recommend this if you need any floss, best stuff and great price. In store it used to be $3ish before the name change, I haven't bought it in store for over a year.
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      Check for coolant along the top of the oil pan to block rim. This is the path coolant takes from the timing cover area to the rear-
      Hoses new? The smaller elbow hose sometimes develops a leak to the rear , inside the elbow area. You can see it spray when the engine is revved. This leak will also travel along the oil pan lip
       
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      Hmmm.

      All of the hoses that I am aware of are new... Upper and lower radiator, the small t-stat elbow hose, the entire metal tube setup that runs on the top of the valve cover to the heater core hoses, which are both also new, and the heater core valve thing is also new.

      Which smaller elbow hose are you talking about?

      Thank you! :D
       
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      Ahh, then yes, that one is good.. Not leaking.
       
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      K-Seal works. I used it to stop a timing cover leak once. Then it started leaking again after I back flushed it with the engine running. Doh!

      Are you sure it's not from when you replaced the heater tube? Forget to a tighten a hose from the tube to the core?
       
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      Triple checked that entire area and found no leaks from any of the connections from the tube on either end.
       
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      Perhaps it's simply that I am cursed :D lol
       
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      Put in the K-Seal Friday (last week) and ran it for about an hour (mix of idling and driving it around) and let it sit for 2 days. Have not had a drop of anything leaking since (so far, lol).

      Picked up a new to me (used) 2017 WRX limited 6 speed yesterday. Now to sell my SVT Focus lol :D

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      Ditto, those are fun cars I hear, a coworker bought a red one last year.
       

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      Thanks!! Trying to get use to a different clutch after driving my SVT focus manual transmission for 15+ years is a bit weird lol.
       
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      A few things I need to address on the WRX like a tad bit of rust under the hood on a couple bolts...

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      I read that some IronX paste maybe can help with the rust and then a good cleaning (simple green for automotive) and a light coating of WD40 to help keep it from returning.. and maybe wd40 for the aluminum?
       

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