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This can be a sign you are getting low on refrigerant. There may be a pressure sensor on the low pressure side of the system that is detecting that the pressure is dropping too low. This turns off the compressor. When the pressure raises again, the compressor Is turned back on and the cycle repeats.


Resolution After finding a description of the process in the Subaru service manual I ended up using the vehicle's scissor jack to lower the rear arm to meet the lower bolthole on the strut. The guide advised putting the jack upside down between the link rear and sub frame. The diagram didn't help me so I took a guess and saw only one spot that made sense and ...


Use a floor jack on the bottom of the shock. A few bags of cement / sand in the trunk of the car stop it from rising up on the strut. It's advisable to make some sort of V-shaped support bracket to fit into the top of the jack - you don't want that strut slipping off when compressing it.


I'm not seeing any issues here ... at all. It looks absolutely immaculate considering it is going on eight years old. Remember, no gasket or seal does its job completely. You might get a little bit of seepage from them, especially after they get a little bit old. Head gaskets, as long as you don't overheat the engine or disturb the seal will continue to do ...


Sealant won't fix your issues. It will continue to blow out the reservoir. Sealant rarely if ever will fix a head gasket issue. It might, plug up the radiator if there is a small hole in it, but I still wouldn't trust it to do this. All the sealant will successfully do is plug up the coolant passages in the engine. Pressures inside the cylinder during the ...

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