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Can only mean that the car has a blown head gasket or two being a Subaru or possible cracks in the heads. The car must have overheated before you put the new radiator in. It is very hard to remove the heads with the engine in the car , easier to do the job with the engine out. The gaskets for subarus are quite expensive. Make sure you have the heads surfaced and pressure checked before reassembly. Sorry about the bad news If this helps Please Vote Jeff

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    Remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing by carefully twisting and pulling the hose off the fitting.

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    Apply a light coat of room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) sealer to the threads of the thermostat housing bolts.

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    Set the new thermostat and new gasket in place.

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    Set the thermostat housing in place and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

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    Connect the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing.

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    Tighten the upper radiator clamp over the thermostat housing using the rib joint pliers, standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.

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    Connect the crossover exhaust pipe using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

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    Install the air cleaner and duct assembly using the screwdriver or ratchet and socket.

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    Add coolant to the radiator using a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and anti-freeze.

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    Start the engine and check the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing for leaks

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