Subaru Coolant Gauge Problems

This article will explain some basic testing procedures and common fixes for problems with the coolant gauge. When diagnosing any coolant temperature problem the first thing you need to do is make sure the cooling system is operating properly and the vehicle is running at a normal operating temperature. If you’re having problems with your coolant gauge not reading correctly… Read More

Basic Automotive Cooling System Operation

A tremendous amount of heat is generated in engines used in todays vehicles. A gasoline engine’s combustion chamber can reach temperatures above 2500°F. Approximately a third of the combustion heat is actually used to power the vehicle; another third passes through the exhaust; and the last third is the responsibility of the cooling system. The heat has to be reduced… Read More

Subaru Summer Special

Get your Subaru ready for the summer heat with these hot deals! Free Vehicle Condition Report Front/Rear Brakes $129.99 Timing Belt Special $180.00 The Estimate Breaker – 40% off Free A/C System Performance Check 25% Off For Portland Community College Students Free Check Engine Lite Diagnosis Free LOF W/ Repairs – 1st Time Customers Martin Hand – 10 years specializing… Read More

Subaru Headgasket Failure

Subaru head gasket failure Two types of engines, two types of problemsThis site contains  information and hopefully some helpful explanations regarding head gasket problems with Subaru 2.5 liter normally aspirated (non turbo) engines. There are two types of engines, Phase 1 and Phase 2. Both variants can have head gasket problems associated with them, but the problems, how to diagnose… Read More

Cooling System Problems?

Check engine light on, thermostat/coolant temperature sensor failure Tutorial: Thermostat Assembly Replacement Vehicle: 2004 Audi A-4 Quattro 1.8L Turbo   This vehicle has no drivability concerns at all. the check engine light is on with the codes displayed above. CTS (coolant temperature sensor) signal values are within range in relevance to the ambient temperature. The reason for the diagnostic trouble… Read More

Subaru’s Common Failure

Common problems and failures you can expect when owning a Subaru COMING SOON!!!!

Heater Core Replacement 95 VW Golf III

I would have to say that working as a flat rate technician is not always to your advantage. In my experience “over the last eight years” it seems harder and harder to beat your flat rate time. At the beginning of my career I was just banging out the work and trying to flag as many hours as I could… Read More