Having problems with your 2002 Subaru Impreza ?

Intermittent overheating 2005 subaru impreza 2.5 rx ----dealer unable to replicate problem. Ideas?? i have a similar type problem, i had just had the head gasket replaced on my 2002 2.5rs, a month later the engine overheated and left me stranded, let the car cool and drove it home with out an overheat problem, had the radiator checked and no leaks or abnormal flow everything is normal with the radiator, replaced the thermostat and yes i put it in the correct way, filled the system up and burped

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 16-07-2018

Answers :

You have blown another head gasket. Oil won't get into the coolant, or coolant into the oil, but after the engine warms up exhaust gas will force it's way into the water jacket and stop coolant from flowing through. The best part is that it will be intermittent for a while, which makes it hard to find, but it will get progressively worse. Hopefully, it will be the same gasket the dealer has already replaced, which will help you convince them to warranty the job. You might want to make sure they had the head machined before putting it all back together.\015\012Good luck!
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