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'97 subaru overheating

Has new radiator,thermostat,water pump,radiator cap and hoses still overheats
no sign of oil in the crankcase,no noticeable smoke from exhaust.fans come on when warmed up.losing water from radiator but not from overflow reservoir.
got hot one day just as I pulled into driveway- checked and saw no leaks- came out next day to check water level and both top and bottom radiator hoses where flat- overflow tank was over half full- when I released the pressure with the cap they went back to normal
I'm going to try another cap but any help would be appreciated (probably a head gasket or head but......? )

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I'd also say head gasket (google "head gasket subaru outback"). If you smell oil/gas in the coolant overflow then it's probably a head gasket.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

Head gasket most likely.

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