A mechanic put some kind of seal it...Silver goop into our brand new radiator because car keeps heating up even though we just replaced the thermostate and coolant sensor. Water pump seems to be working, we're not seeing smoke and steam, just hot arrow up to top of gage. We're afraid the silver goop may have hardened into chuncks which may be blocking the flow of the whole system. Any suggestions? How do we clear any blockage , and of air as well.No water in the oil. No smoke from tailpipe. Any tell-tell proof of blown gasket head?
Coolant System? on 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
by Visitor in Santa Cruz, CA on September 07, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on September 07, 2010
a hydrocarbon test on the cooling system will tell if you have a head gasket issue. sealer is always bad news because it cloggs up the system. what was your original problem?? Roy
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
all systems point to problem
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