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Problem with engine cooling system

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#1 tomasr


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:08 PM


Few days ago we made cooling system test for our Subaru Legacy Outback, 1998. During the test the color of the coolant changed. The garage master told us that such test results shows that cooling system is not hermetic and the coolant gets into the engine system. He suspects that the intermediate gum might be broken and even it could affect the head.

Maybe anybody has also faced this problem - I would be very thankful if you
could share your experiences with interpretation of cooling system test results and the possible salvations of the problem.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:38 PM

Hi Tomasr,

It sounds like a classic intermediate gum problem all right. If you search the forums for the words "head gasket" (which is what we call intermediate gum) you will find many threads and much help on the subject. The heads are probably not affected in a meaningful way, but it sounds like the gum is not necessarily "broken" but leaking.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:41 PM

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#4 tomasr


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:42 AM

Thank you all for your help.


Tell us where you are from, if you don't mind, next time you post.


I am from Lithuania, I have bought this car in USA(Indiania).

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