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Old 10-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Tapping sound from driver side of engine.

I have been searching to see if this is normal or not, i took it to the dealer and they said it sounded fine, but, it is a dealer. sound clip below.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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because its a dealer that told you that, it shouldnt mean anything unless that dealer is known to be crappy. In that case you should go to them then and go to a different one. There are plenty of good Subaru dealers out there!

None the less..... the sound might be normal if the noise is not audible from standing in front of the engine. If you put youre camera close to the injector, that may be the sound we are hearing. Try to get a video from a standing point there on the driver side. Dont put the camera or mic up super close to the engine.

If that noise is the same from a standing point, then it may be a few things. We would need year, make model, mileage, mods..... ect. So please do that and also fill out your profile.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
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My suggestion would be to CAREFULLY take a really long screw driver and place the metal end on various parts of the drivers side of the motor such as injectors, valve cover, intake runners, etc. Then place your ear up to the handle. You'll be surprised how much you can hear. Next, compare the sounds you hear on the drivers side to those you hear on the passenger side of the motor. There so much mechanical noise with an engine when you've got the hood up that it's hard to pinpoint noise sources when there's so much going on and sounds bouncing of the panels and concrete floors, the loud and normal tapping of injectors, fans blowing, etc.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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i'm going for noisy valve lifter..

Mine does it sometime. normal subaru sound..

I take it out and beat it the crap out of a it a little and it stops..
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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because its a dealer that told you that, it shouldnt mean anything unless that dealer is known to be crappy. In that case you should go to them then and go to a different one. There are plenty of good Subaru dealers out there!

None the less..... the sound might be normal if the noise is not audible from standing in front of the engine. If you put youre camera close to the injector, that may be the sound we are hearing. Try to get a video from a standing point there on the driver side. Dont put the camera or mic up super close to the engine.

If that noise is the same from a standing point, then it may be a few things. We would need year, make model, mileage, mods..... ect. So please do that and also fill out your profile.

It is a 2010 wrx, 31xxx and used to be stage 1 until i started to notice the noise. The sound can be heard from the front of the car and from inside the car. The sound is heard over the injector clicking, I do not think it is piston slap because, it seams to only do it when it is warm. It is only noticeable between idle to 1500 rpm and i havent had a drop in fuel milage or power. my wife's car is a 2010 forester xt, 44xxx miles and no mods, which has close to the same 2.5 as mine and i can hear it on her car, it is not as audible as mine but, I do hear it. As to my comment about dealers I misspoke. I am from Iowa and I am sure that there are good dealers but, I would also assume that the individuals that are on NASIOC are far more
trustworthy/knowledgeable then most, if not all, dealers in Iowa. I am very aware that these are not "Quite" engines.
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