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This is a discussion on Overheating problem within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2003 wrx and ive been running it with a mishimoto radiator and a gutted thermostat. recently i ...

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    Overheating problem

    I have a 2003 wrx and ive been running it with a mishimoto radiator and a gutted thermostat. recently i put a thermostat in the car, a gates, and it overheats now. I dont know whats wrong maybe the gates thermostat is no good, it doesnt open enough?

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    Overheating problem

    Check for circulation. If you have circulation, burp the system. If not, then suspect thermostat. You'll be burping the system anyway, either case.
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    burp by pouring directly into the top pipe of the radiator?

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    Overheating problem

    Let car go stone cold. Keep engine off. Open turbo reservoir cap, and squeeze top hose to release air. Repeat until the cows come home. Then repeat some more.

    Turn motor on, stay away from fans at all times (!!!!) and repeat again.
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    Alright I'll try it, if no altered result then its the thermostat correct? Hopefully a gasket is t blown or a head is messed up

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    Overheating problem

    Firstly check for circulation as stated above.
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