Overheating

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Asked by Feb 22, 2016 at 03:56 PM about the 1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy gt 2.5 ..I had bought
this car from a private dealer. When I got the car he
had a antifreeze Leak it was a hose fixed it ..then
drove for a couple of weeks no problem with it! But
now it just keeps overheating I had replace the
fans,relay,try 3 thermostats,radiator caps & I had
took to garage to have pressure test done for head
gasket came out Normal & had bleed the system
several times already!! Can someone please help
me!!!! I'm getting tired of putting money on car

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11,685

the electric fan?~

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Yeah the fans behind the radiator and the car will only overheat when you go fast! Then when I put heat on it comes out cold air but last week came out hot and all the antifreeze keeps going to the overflow tank then when car cools down it go back to radiator but I would have to put more antifreeze in car in morning...

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11,685

any chance you might do a "block flow" test? suspect a prior overheat...have been told that "seafoam" will clean everything out...really have not used that, but flow impediments would heat that puppy up in a hurry~ with a spot thermometer, you could at least see where the hot spots are~!

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They did a block test for a head gasket and yes I have but Seaform in car

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Sorry, but you're probably experiencing the usual high pressure head gasket breach that is the kiss of death for the early 2.5i DOHC motor. Don't bother to replace the gaskets, as the motor will usually fail shortly thereafter. Sell the car. Really....

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