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Engine overheat my subaru legacy 250T station wagon engine overheats, machanic says water pump ok,new thermostat ,radiator taken out and unblocked , blead, water & coolant added. drives ok under normal driving conditions, temp gauge stays a little below half even at and during high speeds, but once you slow down the gauge rises quickly almost all the way to the top, then after driving normally again it begins to cool down again , whats up with that guys regaurds con

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Offhand it would appear that the radiator fan is not working. In some versions, either the A/C or the heater must be turned on for the radiator fan to work. In some other incidents, the fan utilizes a clutch. Common design makes use of the inverse property of silica oil to serve as the clutch. Still others have a relay that actually does the switching on of the fan. Of course it would be to your advantage to likewise check the temperature sensor on the radiator.

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