Repairing top hose port on 2011 Forester plastic radiator assembly

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by DDoerschuk, Jul 18, 2020.

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    DDoerschuk

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    Hello all,
    I have damaged the top hose port on my 2011 Forester's coolant radiator (non-turbo, 2.5 L gas). Bad move. It's part of the plastic piece on top of the radiator that connects with the overflow reservoir.

    1. Does anyone have some thoughts on repairing the port?
    2. The plastic assembly on top of the radiator is not called out separately, apparently you get to buy an entire radiator. Ouch! Any thoughts on obtaining the plastic part by itself?

    Thanks for the help!
    Dave
     
    DDoerschuk, Jul 18, 2020
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    DDoerschuk

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    I bailed and just replaced the radiator and hoses. Murray radiator and Gates hoses from O'Reilly's Auto Parts set me back about $180; pretty good deal.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
    DDoerschuk, Jul 25, 2020
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