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Old 10-25-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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1996 Legacy 2.2L

Unhappy Overheating 96 Legacy

I've changed Headgaskets, Water Pump, Timing Belt, Thermostat, Hoses, Flushed Radiator, Replaced Radiator Cap, & the the car still pump all the fluid into the overflow when driving then eventually starts overheating. The Cooling Fans both work. When inspecting the heads when gaskets were changed no warpage or visual cracks. No water in oil or loss of power. Haven't pressure checked. I'm throwing up my hands any ideas?
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Old 10-26-2003, 09:19 AM   #2
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1998 Legacy 2.5GT
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Get a leakdown test done. You may have a crack which is overpressurizing the coolant system.
Also a compression test (not as good as a leakdown test).
How did you check for head/block warpage? The tolerance is pretty small and could have been missed if you don't know what you are doing.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
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Check out this thread about overheating.

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