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Old 03-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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hi guys

so i just bought a 98 impreza L wagon, it has 96000 miles on it and when i start it cold there is a loud, what sounds like a valve tap, going on. it does get quieter with time as it warms up and will driving it stops when i let off the gas while in gear, which is what leads me to think it is a valve tap. is tapping like this normal or ok in the 2.2 liter of the impreza?? thanks for any input

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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If it sounds like a diesel for the first 15 minutes then goes away, it sounds like genuine Subaru piston slap and is nothing to be concerned about. If it doesn't go away, it could be the timing belt tensioners.

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If it sounds like a diesel for the first 15 minutes then goes away, it sounds like genuine Subaru piston slap and is nothing to be concerned about. If it doesn't go away, it could be the timing belt tensioners.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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ok great thanks guys, my old legacy didnt do that but maybe i just didnt hear it over the hole in the exhaust haha
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