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Subaru Legacy, Engine, Wagon
#7 of 50 Re: 1995 Legacy making noises [shanelegacy]
Feb 12, 2007 (2:53 pm)
Ok yes everything hear makes sense. um I'm confused now. How about this, when the car was in for the axle replacement in 05' they also found an engine code that indicated that the third cylinder had a misfire. they cleaned the wire and spark plug and said everything was ok. now I don't seem to have any hesitation or anything like that. the engine and tranny where checked and everything is fine. one think I have noticed is it gets louder on raining and windy days, more noticable. also in weather below 20 degrees no noise is noticed, almost like what is causing this noise is silenced at low temps. weird I know, the weirder thing is no one can find anything wrong. mayb this is a subaru noise and I'm thinking it's abnormal. no other car I have ever driven made this weird strange sound.
confused ? LOL
#8 of 50 Subaru Legacy piston slap
Jul 19, 2007 (11:31 am)
Nov 05, 2006 (8:01 am)
My 02 Legacy wagon was noisy from new. Bad piston slap out of the box so to speak. 27000 kilometres & Lots of whining at the dealer and they finally put in a new short block. I saw inside of motor and beleive me it is DESTRUCTIVE. New motor now has almost the same k's and rattling again. Now out of warranty. I can live with the noise but expect to put another engine in soon. Anyone know of any supplier of better or long skirted pistons to fix the problem for good???
Nov 07, 2006 (8:34 am)
If I read your post correctly you should still have warranty. The power train warranty is 5 years or 100,000 Kilos. You are within that with year 02 and 54K
#11 of 50 Re: piston slap [triumphstag]
Dec 09, 2006 (3:00 pm)
I,too, owned a 2002 Subaru Outback wagon purchased new in 2002 that developed the piston slap after about a year. It got so bad that when the engine was cold it would be so loud the neighbors would come out of their houses wondering what all the noise was about! Very embarrassing! The noise would almost go away, once the engine warmed up, but never completely went away. The dealer absolutely would not do anything about it no matter how much I whined and complained. At least you got some satisfaction with a new short block even though temporary. I finally traded the car off for a new 2007 Outback hoping upon hope that this one doesn't develop the noise..With less than 1000 miles on it the engine is very quiet so here's hoping.
#12 of 50 over heating problem
Dec 17, 2006 (1:07 pm)
i just replaced the heads on my legacy gt 2.5 lt sedan and the water pump and timing belt and thermostat and the tempiture gauge is not moving but it shoots water into the overflow bottol. what can i do to fix this
#13 of 50 Re: over heating problem [legacygt1997]
Dec 17, 2006 (10:33 pm)
Too many and's! So, by "shooting" you are saying that more than the normal amount of coolant is being pushed into the overflow? It sounds to me like either your temperature sending unit is not connected or it was damaged during the overhaul and needs to be replaced. Start there, then determine how the coolant temperature is behaving. Just to make sure... was the thermostat installed properly? A moment of carelessness and it could be installed backward quite easily.
#14 of 50 2000 Subaru Outback Boxer Eng. Piston Slap
Jan 16, 2007 (3:44 pm)
My 2000 Subaru Outback Ltd with almost 80,000 miles is developing a knocking noise in the engine. I have 6 months left on the extended warranty. The dealer says it is a piston slap which is typical of the Boxer Engine and not to worry. Is this typical of this engine type and is there something I should do (or can do) with the warranty?
Appreciate any comments/assistance.
#15 of 50 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback Boxer Eng. Piston Slap [2000sub]
Jan 17, 2007 (10:18 am)
Have the issue documented. If it isn't already, call 800-SUBARU3 and ask them to enter a "customer says" ticket. Ask for the problem # so you can track it.
Then, if it gets worse after the warranty expires, you can say you pointed it out before it expired.
#16 of 50 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback Boxer Eng. Piston Slap [ateixeira]
Jul 13, 2007 (10:53 am)
The piston slap problem is still an issue with new cars too. My wife and I purchased a 2006 2.5I Outback last year and after only 4000 miles we started hearing a terrible slapping noise when the car warms up that sounded like someone was taking a hammer to the engine block! The trouble is, it is inconsistent and of course when we bring the car into the dealership it doesn't act up. It seems to be associated with cold days and when it happens (about 40% of the time) our neighbors are looking around wondering what that banging noise is. This car is still practically brand new! We are taking action with Subaru and plan on selling the car as soon as we can get it fixed. Too bad since other than this problem we love the car...