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2002 Legacy - Noises
Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:32 PM
New to this web community, I'm liking what I am seeing. Anyway, I have a 2002 Legacy GT Limited (2.5) with 44,500 miles. I've noticed, especially in warmer temps with the windows down, a significant knocking in the engine around 30-40 MPH...I took it to my dealer and they said after driving it, they heard it too, and recommended I up my gas octane. So I switched to 89 octane from the MFR recommended 87, which helped a little but it still makes the knocking/pinging sound. I heard somewhere that this is a recurring problem on the 02's, and that the 02's are also prone to blown head gaskets down the road. I am hoping this is not the case. Plus It just blew a headlight and that irks me because in all the cars I have had, all of which ended up with over 100K, none of them ever blew a bulb, nevermind a headlight. Maybe I am expecting too much, but I never see other Subes with blown headlights. Hopefully I didn't get a lemon! Any input you all have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:24 PM
If yes then ask the dealer if there is a reset for the computer that could be done.
There are some TSBs on this but it didn't maker any difference on my 2000 Legacy GT . The biggest difference was after I changed the plugs and I haven't noticed any further improvement from the reset.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:22 AM
I have no idea if these gaskets are avaibable to the dealer as part of a TSB on this specific problem or what.
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