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95 Legacy Valve Train Noise


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#1 johnb102

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 04:47 PM

My 95 Legacy Wagon Automatic with 65K miles recently starting making what I would describe as a clicking noise that is louder at start up and then fades somewhat. I thought it was belt noise, but I took it to my local mechanic who said the belts were fine and he thinks it is valve train noise. Does this make sense? Will it get worse, or should I just ignore it?

#2 Tiny Clark

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 02:57 PM

65K on a '95? You only drive it church on Sundays?

Do you change your oil regularly? Maybe you need a higher viscosity.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:41 PM

65K on a '95? You only drive it church on Sundays?


Yeah...you need to drive it more. You have barly broke the engine in :D

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 08:55 PM

Yeah...you need to drive it more. You have barly broke the engine in :D


The scary thing is I bought it when it was 1 1/2 years old and already had 17K miles, so I have really not put on many miles. It has always been a second family car.

I do change the oil regularly myself with 5w-30. The shop said it was about a quart too full (I know I put just over 4 quarts in, but maybe it wasn't fully drained), so they drained a bit, but it still makes the noise.

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:30 AM

I have a 96 Legacy, and have noticed the ticking noise on startup too. I recall having read some posts that the ticking in the valve train is ok.


Maybe you can do a search and see what you come up with.

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#6 powderhound

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:54 AM

It's a subaru...it ticks...that's how you know it's alive. Show me a flat4 that doesn't tick and I'll think something is wrong with it.

#7 JohnnyB

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 02:32 PM

When I switched to synthetic oil a few months back at around 90k, I think it took care of my valve noise. Now all I hear is the tick of the fuel injectors.

#8 Lesbaru

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 04:34 PM

"tick tick tick tick...." is Subies' saying Howdy! (did someone say something about short piston skirts?)




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