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valve noise won't quit


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#1 Guest_korrupt66_*

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 12:12 AM

Tried the mmo w/oil change. Helped a little. Still hating my subies valve noise. I know this has been a common problem but my loyal is the only one in town that sounds like sh*t. Help :mad:

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 12:47 AM

tell me about it... I have a 1986 turbowagon with a new engine... it ticks but the engine is NEW!!! GO figure... subaru engines just tick I guess...

#3 Guest_intrigueing_*

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 07:40 AM

Many swear by Auto Rx treatment. My tick significantly decreased when I went from Fram to Purolator Pure one oil filters.

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:53 AM

some soobs use solid valve lifters instead of hydraulic. better performance, more ticking noise. make sure they're gapped right to minimize noise.

Mike

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:54 AM

My 97 Legacy got the same thing going on.
I tried MMO and Rislone but so far, nothing changed. I think the noise decreased just a little, but it could be because the ambient temp finally went up above 80.
Just gotta learn to live with it.

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:00 AM

My 98 OB clacks like a Mack truck !! I'm thinking of tearing a Diesel badge off of a Jetta and sticking it on my car.
That way, when the next person asks me if my car is a diesel I'll just say "Damn right it is".

#7 Guest_korrupt66_*

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 01:24 PM

Thanx for your comments so far. I did leave out some info. I have a 93' subaru loyal w/ea82. I will try a different filter (using Fram) and the Auto Rx. I have also used the Diesel trick.:eek:

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:07 PM

hey K'66,

What's the mileage on the engine?

Mike

#9 Guest_korrupt66_*

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:48 PM

It only has 137,000 miles on it.

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Posted 26 June 2003 - 01:36 AM

Auto-Rx a definite yes but anything but a Fram filter. Cardboard end caps etc. Not for me thanks! You can buy much better. seee WWW.BOBISTHEOILGUY.COM forum for more info and pictures of cut up oil filters of most available brands. Fram is the worst available.

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 11:22 AM

I had a bad valve noise, and it turned out to be clogged oil holes in the rocket arm assembly. It could also be bad lash adjusters. Might be something to check - this was on a 1990 Legacy.
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Posted 05 July 2003 - 12:40 AM

I tried something yesterday and to my surprise it worked GREAT! I still had mmo, Mobil 20w50 and a fram filter. I took some suggestions and changed my filter to a wix. I couldn't find a puralator in my area (central NH). I also changed my oil to castrol high mileage. I didn't take the car out till today and WOW what a difference. I never thought that this change would make such a difference. I didn't need to change the oil for another 1,500 miles but it was well worth the $14 and 30 min of time. Thanks for all your suggestions and I hope my experience helps someone else. Korrupt66:p

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 12:17 PM

Yeah, I ran into a similar prob with my 94 turbo legacy. After changing the lifters and countless oil changes it turns out all it was was a small piece of silicone gasket material clogged in the oil galleries that feed the lifters.

Sounds normal again and runs fantastic.

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 02:14 PM

JOEO-- did this make your car sound like a deisel going uphill?

did it make your top end feel "gone"?

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 06:30 PM

At the time I first read this tread, I was due to change the oil/filter in my 96 Outback (2.5 phase I engine). It too was making some noticeable clicking sounds, and sometimes the clacking at cold startup (piston slap?). Well, I decided to try what Korrupt66 used - the Castrol High Milage oil - 10w-30, replacing the Valvoline I usually use. I'm also using a purolator oil filter, I believe it's the 14660 model. I should note that I periodically would use a third of acan of Seafoam engine treatment in the oil at 100-500 miles before changing (I feel the Seafoam does help).

Anyway, after a couple of thousand miles on the Castrol HM, the engine sounds remarkably better, less clicking from the valves, and no clacking on cold startups.

Amazing! Thanks Korrupt66!

Paul

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:45 AM

I tried something yesterday and to my surprise it worked GREAT! I still had mmo, Mobil 20w50 and a fram filter. I took some suggestions and changed my filter to a wix. I couldn't find a puralator in my area (central NH). I also changed my oil to castrol high mileage. I didn't take the car out till today and WOW what a difference. I never thought that this change would make such a difference. I didn't need to change the oil for another 1,500 miles but it was well worth the $14 and 30 min of time. Thanks for all your suggestions and I hope my experience helps someone else. Korrupt66



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