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Subaru Outback: I'm buying a Subaru outback and it's overheating

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I'm buying a Subaru outback and it's overheating was wondering how to make sure it's not the heads. Antifreeze isn't circulating and it's cold. The oil is ok and nothing is coming out of exhaust. Also it blows cold air
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question,
If the anti freeze is not circulating and its cold then the first thing you should do is have them replace the Thermostat. Blown head gaskets will not cause this type of flow concern. In most cases if you have a blown head gasket it will push compression into the cooling system and cause it to blow coolant out of the recovery bottle . I would replace the thermostat first and then recheck it. If its bad it should resolve this problem.
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Thank you, Ron