Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board

Recommended Posts

I have a hell bad rattle in my 92 brumby. it sounds like tappets so i adjusted them but they are still noisy what do you think?

Stock EA81 with extractors, no cat and 2 inch hi flow system

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

could be like my rx, the little pin for the hill holder cable rattles like hell. i thought it was a lifter till i put my finger on the pin, then the engine was quiet again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check your oil pressure - the EA81's do need oil pump replacement after 100 - 150k, and you might have air in your lifters. A lot of people will just replace the seals in the pump, but really once the seals are dead and crispy chances are a new pump is needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
could be like my rx, the little pin for the hill holder cable rattles like hell. i thought it was a lifter till i put my finger on the pin, then the engine was quiet again.

 

Hill holder? in a brumby?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Check your oil pressure - the EA81's do need oil pump replacement after 100 - 150k, and you might have air in your lifters. A lot of people will just replace the seals in the pump, but really once the seals are dead and crispy chances are a new pump is needed.

 

Lifters? in a EA81?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest shadow

Yes over here at least the turbos, autos and maybe the later model EA81's a lot had the hydro lifters. On my turbo EA81 I used to have there was a sticker on the valve cover that said something like "do not adjust valves" or whatever. If you used guages and set a hydro engine like you would a solid lifter engine you might to have some noise. ;)

 

One of the experienced EA81 guys ought to be able to tell you exactly what models/years got the hydros over here, and what is different on the procedure to set them, as I'm not sure on that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×