Question about 1995 Subaru Legacy
Coolant overflows and overflows the overflow tank
Have a compression test done as that will most likely be a blown head gasket or cracked head allowing combustion pressure into the cooling system. A quick check is to remove the radiator cap and fill right to the top . Run the engine and if you see small bubbles in the water or it tends to belch out then it will be the gasket of cracked.
Posted on Mar 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the most common problem with subaru engines is the exaust gas escaping the cylinder into the coolant through microscopic cracks in the gasket...
the tell tale sign is to check the coolant reserve tank when the car is hot, if it has foamy bubbles in the plastic reserve tank ( do not open the radiator! ) then thats a sure sign of gas escaping the coolant...
hot gas in the coolant reduces the cooling effect obviously, and the long term effect is bearing wear which would require an engine rebuild.
the head gaskets are on the sides of the engine, so a gasket change requires an engine removal from car-
$1000 fix ( few hundred for a nice gasket, and a few hours labour )
alot of mechanics don't believe it and start replacing hoses, sensors engine parts etc
don't go down this route, it WILL COST -
check for gases in the coolant
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
SOURCE: hi there my subaru station
Definitely at least try a thermostat.Seeing how you did the pump already,if it still happens after a thermostat,this is going to be an issue.Good luck! Greg How quick does it overheat?If it's pretty quick thermostat.If it's gradual and you can go like 40 miles before it overheats it could be a loose belt.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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