Last post on Feb 12, 2008 at 2:17 AM
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#49 of 50 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback - weird noise, sounds like diesel engine [ma
Feb 11, 2008 (8:08 am)
So, it is just making a clacking noise while the engine is running? If so, I would recommend that you do check the oil. My '96 Outback would make a similar clacking noise if the oil was more than a quart low; yes, it was the valve lifters. With the oil topped off, the lifters would quiet right down.
This is a car with more than a quarter million miles - make a habit of checking the oil with every fueling.
#50 of 50 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback - weird noise, sounds like diesel engine [ma [xwesx]
Feb 12, 2008 (2:17 am)
Yup, I agree with Wes. Also you may want to go to a slightly heavier weight oil such as a 10-30 or 10-40 even.
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