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Old 03-24-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question steam from under hood

hi just new to club having just bought 98 legacy outback wagon 92000 miles have read about head gaskets / timing belts prob. and hope someone can help me with prob. rad. is full coolant tank is properly filled temp. gauge is norma lno leaks of any kind yet when i stop and let car idle there is steam coming out from under hood , since every thing is normal i can only come up with this answer it looks like rad gets very hot and if there is any water laying on top of it it turns water to steam has anyone else had this problem i am not to concerned about it since there is nothing that is wrong with car any help would be appr.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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im sorry, im confused, is there actually water ontop of the radiator?
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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im sorry, im confused, is there actually water ontop of the radiator?
i should of said from rain or snow or whatever but not from coolant tank
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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well yes, your rad will get hot, its full of hot coolant. so yea that should melt or steam off. is there alot of steam? i've never seen that on my 98 and i live in wisconsin.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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well yes, your rad will get hot, its full of hot coolant. so yea that should melt or steam off. is there alot of steam? i've never seen that on my 98 and i live in wisconsin.
no there is not a lot was just trying to find out if this happens to any other owners of 98 outbacks
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #6
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nope, hasnt happened to me
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:04 PM   #7
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I have a '97 Outback, and I've had small amounts of steam come out thru the hood scoop when there's lots of water or snow on the road... some gets on the hot engine I guess. That sounds like what you're talking about here... I think. Punctuation and shorter sentences help make things easier to comprehend.

I wouldn't worry about it. If it smells really sweet though... that would be a sign that it's coolant instead of just water. I'd worry about sweet smelling steam coming from my engine.

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