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#6633 of 19336 Re: Stock 2003 2.5L pistons vs updated oversized pistons [zubaru]
May 24, 2006 (4:06 pm)
My 2004 Outback Sport started with piston slap at 11,000 miles. (At that time, the dealer said "they all make that noise>") At 29,000 miles they replaced # 2 and # 4 piston and put in oversized rings. 1200 miles later the noise was back. At 32,000 miles Subaru put a new short block in, too much damage to the interior of the motor, from the piston slap. Now we wait and see if it comes back. It has only been 1500 miles since they changed the block. Needless to say, last summer Subaru again offered an extended warranty for the car and I bought it. I hope I do not have to use. Between Dec. 2005 and April , 2006 Subaru put over $5600.00 in my car.
#6634 of 19336 Subaru mirror gusset
May 25, 2006 (3:25 am)
How do you replace or adjust the driver's side mirror gusset(to stop wind noise) on a 2002 Outback Wagon.
#6635 of 19336 Re: Spoiler fell off [scarletc]
May 25, 2006 (6:37 am)
Friday 5pm build, we call 'em.
Very odd, though, that two bolts would have rattled off at about the same time. One would be normal, but the spoiler would dangle for a while. That must've been when folks were beeping!
May 26, 2006 (8:33 am)
Good day all,
Last week the dealership replaced Pistons 2&4 on my 2004 Impreza 2.5RS due my complaints of engine knocking (piston slapping?). I suspect they have been faulty for sometime but I decided that something was definitely not normal because the performance began to suffer as well.
What confuses me most is the dealership has no real explanation of why a car with 60K on needs to have pistons replaced - like its normal and to be expected. I was lead to believe that the replacement pistons are identical to the defective ones, not sub parts so what’s preventing them from failing again?
The part numbers for the replacement pistons are:
12006AC910 and 12006AC920 -“PISTON SET OS0.06 A and B”
So I called Subaru Canada Customer Service if I could get a better explanation but they were of no help either. I think I will try them again and be more assertive this time.
The information that I have read in this forum has been quite helpful. Thank you all.
So everything is fine NOW - the performance is better, but for how long?
The good news is that I purchased an extended warranty (5yrs\160k) when I purchased the car.
Thanks for listening.
#6637 of 19336 Re: [goose2112]
May 26, 2006 (10:22 am)
Let the Warranty dept worry about it, the whole reason to get it is so that you don't have to.
#6638 of 19336 Re: [goose2112]
May 26, 2006 (10:32 am)
Subaru replaced piston 2&4 in my 2004 impreza outback sport at 29,000 miles. 1200 miles later the piston slap was back. At 32,000 miles subaru replaced the the block. There are now 1500 miles on the new motor. We'll see. I also put an extended warrenty on the car, up to 80,000 miles. Good Luck. Fran
#6639 of 19336 Re: hillholder.. [once_for_all]
May 28, 2006 (5:26 am)
Ours is an '04 Forester 2.5X 5-Speed with 39,000 Miles. My wife reports that the "hill holder" clutch now seems to be engaging itself on level ground at stop lights. It began doing this several weeks ago. I've read on here that it can be adjusted, which is good. BUT, I'd like to save money where I can. Is it possible to explain how the adjustment is made without use of photos on this forum?
Thanks for any advice.
#6641 of 19336 Re: hillholder.. [asa]
May 28, 2006 (7:55 pm)
if you do a search on the "old" Forester forum, IIRC there are some drawings of how it works.
But, I thought that the vehicle had to actually be on an "angle" for the hill holder check valve to even fall in place. And, in my experience, it gets less active with time. Let us know how it goes...my hill holder is "invisible" except on a slope.
#6642 of 19336 Re: hillholder.. [once_for_all]
May 29, 2006 (5:03 am)
Thanks John. I'll look around. What's "IIRC" ? Our hill holder has always been a bit grabby. I wish ours would weaken. I seem to remember that there's some sort of a steel ball that rolls in a tube, acting as a valve for the brakes.