95 legacy 203k. Recently replaced the headgaskets and put in new lifters. The little sewing machine tick now sounds like a hammer. The heads had the oil passages blown out and were resurfaced. Oil pump was resealed with a skim coat of subaru sealant. We are going to put a new set of lifters in guessing that we got a defective lifter. Is there an oil passage that may have been missed?
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New lifters and the tick got worse
Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:21 PM
I should also add that the rockers will be Very LOUD for about 15-30 minutes after initial startup until they have pumped up completely.
Edited by Fairtax4me, 22 March 2014 - 02:24 PM.
Posted 22 March 2014 - 05:10 PM
Ok. I'll have to check if the rocker assembly was gone over...had a friend do most of the work. Assuming it wasn't, why would the new lifters be louder than the old lifters? Also would this clogged assembly cause just one lifter to not pump up? It sounds like it's just one. Thanks for the help.
Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:10 PM
If its just one lifter making noise, drive the car for 20 minutes or so and it should pump up and stop making noise. If not, the feed hole in that one rocker arm could be clogged.
Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:28 PM
Yep. The hidraulic lifters in these cars seem to take forever to stop making noise. Did you prime the lifters before installing them?
Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:36 PM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:50 PM
We have replaced all lifters and the engine is quiet now. Blew out all the passages but saw no debris present. The removed lifters are being sent back to the manf for inspection. No RTV was used...we used Subaru 3 bond. Apparently it was a defective lifter. Thanks for all the help guys. The car still has some other minor issues but I'll start another thread to address those if need be.
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