Go Back   AUSubaru.com Forums > Workshop > Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old Tue 28th March 2017, 02:11 AM
stewbaru's Avatar
stewbaru stewbaru is offline
Gold Subscriber
New member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: WA
Posts: 47
stewbaru is on a distinguished road

Hey Crew

My noble stead overheated on me yesterday. It's a 1998 outback which I understand is pretty common on these things. Luckily I saw the temp gauge start to rise and shut her off. Ended up crawling to an incline, unscrewing the bleed screw, filled with coolant. Turned the heater on full and was getting cold air from the vents, no coolant flow? Eventually after more coolant/bleeding I started to get some warm air coming out so chanced the drive home and it sat bang in the middle the entire way home.

Had the head gasket tested with one of those pressure gizmos that has the solution which is supposed to change colour if there is a leak, all seemed fine.

I'm thinking it was likely an air lock, but what would cause it?

-89' L-series Ej22 build
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 03:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.