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My overheat light blinked on my 2011 outback two weeks ago

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My overheat light blinked on my 2011 outback two weeks ago after being pulled over for speeding , after pulling away from officer, I had been idling about ten minutes while he checked me out . When I pulled on to highway it went off. I pulled over at next mile checked fluids were ok. When I pulled away again it blinked but went off. I drove home 70 miles no more trouble till 1 mile from home . Light came on and stayed on . I pulled over water had spewed out , but overflow tank was full. I had it towed go my mechanic. They could not find anything wrong with it . Never overheated etc, said they put about quart of antifreeze in it. I decided to get all new hoses changed being it has 160,000 on it . I brought it new and have all service done regularly. Changed out belt too, radiator cap, and antifreeze. Drove it about 400 miles next two days , heavy idling just to check it out doing fine.on third day it blinked again . I took back to shop they put new thermostat in. Drove it 3 more days about four hundred more miles light started blinking today . I pulled over let it cool off for 30 minutes and drove 10 miles to mechanic again . He is going to pull water pump, and look at it. And maybe replace radiator. Called Subaru they said same things except could be head gasket. My mechanic says head gasket would go out all at once
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

sounds like a head gasket to me

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

did you want to phone chat?

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

are you there