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My 1990 Subaru Legacy is running hot. We have replaced the water pump, radiator, thermostat, head gasket, radiator cap and the fans are working. What else could be wrong? Could the release valve on the top of the radiator be bad? It doesn't seem to tighten?

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    We have a 1990 Subaru Leone 2 Wheel drive with the 1.8 fuel injected motor (similar to Legacy). After completely rebuilding the cooling system it still loses water. I can hear a gurgling sound in the heater box when the engine is revved. Could this be a symptom of something else we need to attend to?

  • jeramie_gill Jan 01, 2009

    My 90 subru legacy is running hot an my fans are working but my heat doesnt work.I donr think it is the head gaskets because I have no milky look on my oil stick an when I cold start the car its no smoke coming out of the tail pipe but when I put water or radiator fluid in the car it comes back out the tail pipe then it stops what could be the problem?

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Make sure you bleed the air out of the system on the top left hand side of the radiator or the car will overheat due to air lock

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Both head gaskets have to be replaced and the heads need to be resurfaced, be sure you go thru the torque specs and sequence correctly, it is a strange process, but has to be done. subaru puts out a product called cooling system conditioner, it's advised to install this.

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