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Overheating after a new head gasket install


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#1 41magmag41

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:19 PM

Just aquired a a 2003 Legacy Outback wagon Limited, 2.5 with automatic. I have 111000 miles on it and just had the head gaskets done. Now when she's on the interstae she overheats but not on the back roads. Any thoughts what might be causing it?

She didn't overheat before she went into have the headgaskets replaced.

#2 crazyman03

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

thermostat? or lack of coolant?


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

Air pockets? Burp that baby good.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Just aquired a a 2003 Legacy Outback wagon Limited, 2.5 with automatic. I have 111000 miles on it and just had the head gaskets done. Now when she's on the interstae she overheats but not on the back roads. Any thoughts what might be causing it?

She didn't overheat before she went into have the headgaskets replaced.



did a qualified subaru mechanic that knows what there doing do the work?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

bring it back and tell them to fix it right.... they prob put the t-stat in backwards. :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:54 PM

Sounds like the radiator might be clogged.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:42 AM

I hope you used a genuine Subaru gasket. I don't know if that's the issue, but apparently, there's a lot that could have gone wrong.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:38 AM

If it's only overheating on the interstate but not on backroads/stop and go, then it's most likely just a clogged radiator. Definitely tell your mechanic though.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

Actually makes sense for it to be a air bubble because when you rev up every so often it can still pull coolant, but the pump spinning at a constant rate would have more issues with air bubbles.




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