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95 subaru legacy l with coolant shooting out of radiator

On the opposite side of the radiator cap is a factory hole that had a clear cover on it. The other day it blew and fluid and steam shot out. can it be repaired. What was covering that hole.

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The cap you are refering to is actually a screw in bleed cap. My first concern would be why it blew out. I can only think of one reason that much pressure would present is,sorry to say, A blown head gasket. The cap is threaded in and unless it had been cross threaded,I can think of no other reason. I hope this helps. Try to have a good day.

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