Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Galveston, Texas
Car: 1996 Subaru Outback 2.5L
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've got a 96' Outback 2.5L with 135,000 Miles. I had to phurchase a new radiator at 134,000 miles after cracking. I was in trafic the other day and it started to over heat. The gauge went 3/4ths of the way and went back to 4/10 when I starte to drive again. I thought at first it was a fluke but it did it again in my drive way going into reverse. I noticed for awhile now there has been white smoke comming out of my tail pipe. The issue hasn't really been bad until I noticed the smell of coolant boiling Saturday. I looked under the hood and noticed that my reserve tank was nearly empty after filling it up the week before. I know my fans work just fine I know for sure my radiator is good its brand new. All I can rule is a thermostat and a dreaded head gasket. If it is a head I do have a warrenty that runs out in a month should I make good use of it now or replace the thermostat and see if the issue continues?
Last edited by Ildjarn; 04-22-2013 at 11:09 AM.
Reason: Orginal post was gibberish.