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Hello,

Anyone want to render an opinion on this engine noise? 89K, timing belt new last summer, valve adjustment and valve cover gaskets replaced recently. Noise remained the same, if not sightly worse after the valve adjustment. Noise is minimal after it reaches normal operating temperature...just what I would consider a normal lifter noise when warm.

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Your lucky. It's the belt tensioner. Fix it and get rid of this thing before it costs you some real money. Get a crv or rav4. You'll be sorry if you keep it.

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Thanks but not the belt tensioner. Sold my '99 Forester with 260K miles on it for $2500, so I am not ready to ditch the Suby anytime soon.
 

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yes...

its the same .. although mine inst as study.. getting worse though…hearing it more often… i also WISH it wasn't the engine.
 

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Thanks Steven,

A Subaru mechanic of 25 years (at a dealer in Wausau, WI) said it is piston slap. He said they can make different noises. Apparently he drives a '97 Outback with 361K on it and his was pretty loud at first, then went thru different phases of noise. He also said that if it was bearings, it would not get significantly more quiet as it warms up. That's apparently more a sign of slap. I just cannot believe it is that loud until it reaches NOTemp. My '99 Forester also had slap but nowhere close to the same noise level. Anyway, Thanks and to be continued.......
 

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sorry...Stephen...darn its late...and cold......
 
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