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Old 04-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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i was driving across a smooth grass field(smoother than the roads here in illinois and i was driving slowly in 2nd not beating on it) and all of a suddun i heard a load ticking and experianced a loss of power. i had to drive it 1/4 mile to park it in my friends driveway and buy then there was a load knock and almost no power. my timing cover has a small piece of metal portruding through the top passenger side. i havent started it since cause i dont know what kind of damage has ben done.
its a 95 L that has a full power train swap from a 02 rs. i dont know wat happened and there is nobody in this area that knows any thing about subarus. im about 2 hours from the closest speed shop or even a dealership. any help on what could of happened would be great.
it was still running when i shut it off but it sounded very bad.
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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pull the belt cover and take a picture.. sounds like the belt may have slipped. from a busted tensioner, maybe? if the belt hasnt slipped and everything is ok there check the oil and cut the filter to inspect for metal.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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Definitely open and check behind the timing belt cover. Have to change the timing belt and probably tensioners.
For a SOHC engine, chances are the engine is still ok.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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Just guessing but from what you described it sounds like you have a cam gear that came loose. As the two above posters said, remove the timing cover and take pics for us.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:16 AM   #5
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Hmm, metal trying to exit the engine, always scary.

Definitely need pictures.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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If you can post a picture, all people here are NASIOC can help you better. If you swaped in the drivetrain and engine from a 02 RS, then would this mean that your engine is a interference engine, meaning that if the timing belt did go loose, you could have destroyed the engine? IDK, keep postin, the more info means the more we can help you out.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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as soon as i can get to my car ill take the cover off and take pics. i checked my oil yesterday and there wasnt any on the dipstick and im the kind of person that checks fluids a couple times a week. and i didnt find any extra oil leaks on the motor. it has always had a couple minor ones but nothing horrible. it has always ate about a quart every 3000. and my oil aint cheap.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #8
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as soon as i can get to my car ill take the cover off and take pics. i checked my oil yesterday and there wasnt any on the dipstick and im the kind of person that checks fluids a couple times a week. and i didnt find any extra oil leaks on the motor. it has always had a couple minor ones but nothing horrible. it has always ate about a quart every 3000. and my oil aint cheap. as soon as i can im gonna jack it up and check the plug and filter.
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