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Old 03-11-2008, 03:18 AM   #11
my4isflat
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado
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2000 2.5 RS, '95
Legacy w/325k mi (RIP)

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Tensioners on your 2.5 SOHC are known to fail, especially after a timing belt. It will sound like a piston knock as the tensioner just flaps around under the timing cover. If I was you I would reset the cam timing and do a leakdown to see if there is any damage in the valvetrain or pistons. If no damage, then go out and get a new tensioner, put it in and you should be ok. But, with the problems you describe above it sounds like you've got some work ahead of you.
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