1996 SUBARU LEGACY HOW CAN I CHECK IF MY WATERPUMP STILL RU

  • Tiny
  • Lebaco
  • 1996 Subaru Legacy

Engine Cooling problem
1996 Subaru Legacy 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 12000 miles

hello, I want to check if my waterpump still runs proper. Just bought this car not formiliar with brand. After the car has been running water reservoir is full after few hours its half empty. It doesn ´t overheat the engine according to the temp. Meter.

Also there is a burned fuel smell with very light smoke coming from underneed the engine near the exhaust on the left top side of the engine. Is this a leak in the exhaust or fuel injectors etc.

Thanks you

Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 8:12 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

Get the cooling system pressure tested as this will locate any external leaks, as for the smell check that there is not a small oil leak from the rocker cover onto the exhaust heat shields, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 11:02 PM

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