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Radiator blew up and has a hole in it

Whispy harmonic sound right by the radiator?

A harmonic airy hissing .

This sounds worse when idelling and more airy when at high speeds?

check engine light came on and I needed a new timing belt, head gaskets and fuel tank/straps. 120,000 miles with no problems until now. what next?

weird odor coming from my car since i realize i needed to replace my clutch. thought to be the engine working too hard but even when it got changed it still have the weird odor (like burnt chemical?) when i am giving some gas in first gear or while backing up. checked the oil, seems there is a leak, because it disapear. but it does not burn the oil, it does not smell like burnt oil either.. now even though its full, it still smell and i really do not think it is associated with the oil. more with the gas. anything you could think of?

I have change it 4 times.

The RAA said the problem with my car is the pushrod and that it shouldn't cost much to fix. The mechanic said that this car doesn't have a pushrod and that I need a new engine. A great deal different and more expensive than the RRA said. How do I know if I need to do the extent of work the mechanic said?

I got a check engine light warning Saturday. Diagnostics say that it is a catalytic converter failure. I know that Subaru Foresters have problems with leaky head gaskets and I've been told that my car's is leaking. Could this be the cause of the failed catalytic converter? Will the Subaru Coolant conditioner be enough or should I get the gasket replaced?

What should the cost of the work be, roughly?

Car been to Subaru shop 4 times in 6 weeks for this. Always comes up an evap code that gas cap is loose. Bought a new factory gcap. Same problem. This code disarms my cruise control and causes horrible gas mileage. Also, if code is cleared and you fill the gas tank, at the 3/4 tank mark, this code comes back on. Any ideas? Would changing the 02 sensor help?

We had to suddenly replace my Forester's clutch and used a non-subaru clutch because we don't live near a Subaru dealer and needed to save money. Since it was installed, I look as if I have never driven a manual before. It jerks, sometimes I kill it; my husband refuses to drive it because of the less-than-smooth takeoff. Especially bad when stopped facing uphill. I wonder if it has anything to do with the anti-rollback feature. Any ideas?