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MY97 2.2 caught the SLAP?
Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:32 AM
All the symptoms are there:
#1 - colder morning (below 40ºF) nice and loud
#2 - as engine warms up, gets quieter
#3 - when fully warm, almost gone, just a quiet little tap
#4 - warmer days quieter on cold start and goes silent faster
I though this was mostly a 2.5 thing, but wasn't the MY97 was the first interference 2.2 with the shorter piston skirts?
I've kind of ruled out a solid lifter/valve clearence issue because it get quieter as it warms up, or could it be?
Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:50 AM
at that mileage though a valve adjustment is not a bad idea. my EJ22 with 120,000 miles seems to do the same thing, but i haven't really looked into it yet. i'll start with a valve adjustment since that's something that should be done anyway. it's very minor so i'm not that worried about it and the wife doesn't even notice unless i point it out and it's her car.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:57 AM
Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:54 PM
95 Legacy w/ 2.2 w/ 225k on it. Mine makes a noise like that upon startup, regardless of outside temp. I always assumed it was lifter chatter, as it sounds just like what I am famliar with in hearing lifter chatter in other cars. I've never actually heard piston slap that I am aware of. Is it a similar sound?
"Dude, your car needs like some major oil added to it."
"Nah--it's fine. It'll go away in a minute..."
Been like that for 50k or more I guess...
Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:22 PM
Yeah my RX also has the slap. But it's a mild case, hopefully remedied with a loud stereo!
Too funny! It's amazing what one can hear when the radio is turned off...
Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:16 PM
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