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#20 of 29 uhhh.....no
Apr 19, 2000 (3:57 pm)
SOHCs came out for 99 and up models. If yours a 99 then it should be SOHC instead of DOHC.
Also 99 and up models receive the more tuned Phase II engine which saw an increase in hp and torque.
Apr 19, 2000 (11:27 pm)
ramon, the only 99's that were SOHC Phase II were the two models made in Gunma, Japan: the Impreza and the Forester.
The Legacy and Outback went to Phase II in '00.
Apr 21, 2000 (6:03 am)
Thanks for the correction. I am just too into Imprezas. Have to realise that the Imprezas aren't the bread winner in the Subaru family here in North America.... =(
#23 of 29 I Subaru engine noise good or bad?
Jun 30, 2000 (6:37 am)
I LOVE how scoobs sound, it is one of the major things that attrects me to these cars. i love those little Boxer motors, they r the best
#24 of 29 wet behind the ears
Aug 05, 2000 (10:07 am)
i'm new to the subaru game. i always thought they were too expensive. i ran across a 97 impreza outback sport. but tis going for very low bluebook with only 30K miles. i'm trying to figure out how to buy it but also if there should be anything i have to worry about paying for later. any suggestions from any veterans out there?
#25 of 29 Hello tcsyto
Aug 05, 2000 (3:23 pm)
Welcome to Town Hall!
This conference deals with maintenance or repair issues of already purchased vehicles. I found a topic in our Station Wagons Conference that looks like a perfect place to post your question. Here is a link: The Impreza Outback Sport: Experiences and Opinions.
If you'd like, you can use the Topic Search feature on the left side of this page for Impreza to easily find other topics that may be of interest to you.
Good luck, and again welcome.
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#26 of 29 Noisy Lifters and Piston Slap
Aug 06, 2000 (5:08 pm)
I have a 97 Outback with 74k on it with what sounds like piston slap and tappet noise. In the winter when I cold start it (I live in Minnesota, so I do mean cold) I get a sound that sounds like it could be piston slap. In the summer when I cold start it I get a different sound that sounds like it could be tappet noise. Both go away when the engine is warm in ten minutes or so. Are there any known tech notices etc. on either of these problems. The noise does not bother me as it goes away in 10 minutes or so. Potential engine damage does bother me. The dealer showed me a written explanation from Subaru on the valve noise. It gave some explanation of lighter weight components for higher performance. I like the car. It sounds like these problems may have been resolved in the '00 model. I would go for a new one if I could convince the dealer to give me retail blue book on the old and invoice on the new. Not likely to happen.
#27 of 29 PISTON NOISE
Sep 23, 2000 (5:46 pm)
For jstrand 792--I(also in minn) have 98OB.Engine replaced at 9K due to piston slap in march of 99. Fine until winter months when slap reappeared.Now at 22k am taking back to same dealer in nov to sit overnite so dealer can confirm same. I am familiar with slap, being in engine repair for 33 years. True, may never bother, but its always on your mind. Maybe 2nd engine?--going to try hard!!
#28 of 29 Different Noise
Nov 13, 2000 (8:15 pm)
I have a '98 Legacy OB w/manual trans. Right around the 2500 rpm mark I get a knocking noise from engine. My Subaru service said it was normal- something about a "floating cam". Does anyone know if this is possible?
#29 of 29 Engine knock on sub outback 2000
Nov 18, 2000 (4:20 am)
I acquired a outback 2000 in July 2000 and it has 2230 kms. The engine, 2.5 SOHC, on this vehicle has a knock, not tappets noise, when it is cold and under load. It disappears when the engine get to normal operational temp., I do not hear it. The Subaru Canada maintains that it is normal and not precursor to future damage. But, something in the engine is making this knocking noise and it must causes a damage to that part. Please someone educate me on this. Thanks.