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I have a 98 Legacy GT w/auto with 52,000 mi that I bought new. I've noticed increased lifter noise (I think) particularly at startup. Don't know if this car has hydraulic lifters but they are getting pretty noisy.

 

Anyone know if I should take it in for valve adjustment or do they normally not need service?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Mick

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I have a 98 Legacy GT w/auto with 52,000 mi that I bought new. I've noticed increased lifter noise (I think) particularly at startup. Don't know if this car has hydraulic lifters but they are getting pretty noisy.

 

Anyone know if I should take it in for valve adjustment or do they normally not need service?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Mick

Solid lifters...could need an adjustment.

 

Emily

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Hi. I have a 98 Legacy L (automatic) with 101k miles on it. As Emily said, they might need an adjustment. Are you due for an oil change? I've found that the sound is not as bad after a good oil change. I've also had some success with pouring some Marvel Mystery Oil into the crankcase. If you look on the shelves at your local auto parts store, there is something called ValveMedic by Gumout I think. It's another engine additive you might try. I've kinda grown accustomed to the lifter noise in the morning because, in my case, it always disappears once the engine has warmed up enough.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Ed

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