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My subaru's engine temp rise's quite alot when driving through towns, doing alot of stopping and starting, but when i'm constantly moving the engine temp drops to normal,, is that a major problem?

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Check your fan belt, water thermostat, radiator, water, oil,. The best one is to overhaul your radiator or replace new one.

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