1998 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L from North America
Not sure I'll get another one-looking at the Honda Pilot
I was told I had a blown head gasket in January of 2005.
Estimate around $2500.00, so I got a second opinion - nothing wrong.
I had the radiator flushed/filled and some other work for around $400.00.
The car is running hot again and has had 3 thermostats. Is that the problem? (Current mileage 163,000) At what stage do you give up and let it go?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd November, 2007
28th Nov 2007, 08:52
Try replacing the lower radiator hose with a new hose that is reinforced with a coil spring inside, like the old fashioned hoses. You can get them at an auto parts store. One of the reviews last year suggested this is the culprit. It seems the lower hose collapses and shuts off coolant flow.