Last post on Mar 04, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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#6 of 11 Re: 1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 LTR Overheated and Running Rough [bigfrank3]
Aug 22, 2009 (7:50 pm)
Just wanted to update, the car is good now. It was just an air pocket(several actually). I did replace the thermostat though since it had an aftermarket one to begin with. Thanks so much for the help!
#7 of 11 Re: 1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 LTR Overheated and Running Rough [bigfrank3]
Feb 18, 2011 (6:13 pm)
was wondering how high the subaru needs to be when lifted up?! I am having the same problem with my 99 legacy outback. Tried to bleed out all of the air but it would just sit at the top of the radiator opening and the car started to heat up after reaching normal operating temp. Hoses are hot up top and cold on the bottom. Doesn't look like I am getting any circulation either. Plz help.
#8 of 11 Re: 1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 LTR Overheated and Running Rough [subarujoe73]
Feb 18, 2011 (11:27 pm)
I didn't lift my car up at all when i bled it... If i remember right there is a little valve on the passengers side of the radiator(top) u need to open up and leave open while your car is running. Hope this helps.
#9 of 11 Re: 1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 LTR Overheated and Running Rough [mike120a]
Feb 27, 2011 (7:31 pm)
Guys the proper way to bleed the subarus is to back-fill the upper rad hose into the engine, then put the hose back onto the rad. Fill the rad up.
The important part is to run the car at 2500-3000rpms until the needs comes up to normal operating temps with the heat running. This ensures that it circulated throughout the sytem and all the air comes out.
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#10 of 11 Re: 1999 Subaru Outback 2.5 LTR Overheated and Running Rough [paisan]
Mar 04, 2011 (12:12 pm)
Thank you guys, I will try this seeing as how it overheated going to Kingman AZ again =\ Will post my results after doing this. Thanks again!
#11 of 11 overflow tank filling and not draining
Mar 04, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Ok, so what is it if the overflow fills up and doesn't drain back into the radiator??