How can I tell if my Subaru 2003 is really overheating when temp. Gauge goes high?

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Asked by Sep 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM about the 2003 Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tom Demyan
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Besides coolant leaking out all over, I would trust the guage for now. You don't want to continue to over heat the engine, as you can warp or crack the head. Don't drive it anymore and get it check out ASAP.

Nick Eidemiller
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you could always install an aftermarket temp gauge that reads an actual temperature.

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