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Overheating/2003 legacy 2.5 engine
Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:21 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:25 AM
I think your car needs the Subaru Coolant conditioner (less than $2 from Subaru dealer) added to radiator? May help with external coolant leaks.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:39 AM
when it overheats - do you have heat in the cabin area or does it get cold?
any recent work? if the coolant isn't properly bled they can overheat.
about a gallon-ish of coolant dumps out when replacing the tstat so be ready. from the hose side when you pull that off then another smaller gush when you pull the stat out, goes everywhere, be ready.
if you replace the tstat - be sure to bleed the coolant properly and be prepared for another overheat event right after the replacement since air easily gets trapped in these cars. some of the radiators have a plastic type screw on the top passengers side of the radiator. loosen that and keep adding coolant until air bubbles stop coming out, then tigthen screw, finish filling. otherwise read the other threads about bleeding or burping the system. you'll need that after replacing the tstat.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:42 AM
The burping of the system, as Grossgary said, is critical... search the group for instructions on how to do it (lot of people have problems doing it right)
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