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Old 02-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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My car is ticking/rattling under light throttle at 2000-3500 rpm near my engine. It sounds like its right under my engine and its a loud ticking towards the higher 3500 rpm range.. I did a search and most people with similar probs have upgrades and I'm stage 1 SF. Could it be a oil prob because I just got new oil from a1 4 days ago but I havnt drove it really except for today and I drove straight for 4-6 hours with very little rest. Should I try putting new oil in myself? My friend said last time they gave him 5w-20 instead of 5w-30.would that cause it? Thanks for the help!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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I also have a ticking noise in the same rpm range. I did a compression check 130 across the board. I'm also vf39'd though.

I too have no idea what it is. Hopefully my tuner can figure it out. Dropped it off last night. Ill see what he has to say about it, and maybe shine some light into your problem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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I also have a ticking noise in the same rpm range. I did a compression check 130 across the board. I'm also vf39'd though.

I too have no idea what it is. Hopefully my tuner can figure it out. Dropped it off last night. Ill see what he has to say about it, and maybe shine some light into your problem.
Thanks sooo much. Me and my friend were driving all over having some fun in the snow and doing some shopping and I did one launch control and it was just just tick tick.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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Hmmmm who the hell put 5w-20 in your boosted subaru.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Hmmmm who the hell put 5w-20 in your boosted subaru.
A1 oil in Plattsburgh put 5w-20 in my friends 2011
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Hmmmm who the hell put 5w-20 in your boosted subaru.

somebody who wants to blow it up
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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If it is too low of viscosity could i just change the oil or is damage already done?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #8
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Sounds like rod knock possibly.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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If it happened right after you did a launch, I would suggest a compression test ASAP.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:20 AM   #10
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I don't think a ticking rattle would be rod knock my buddy's car when it had a rod knock was so bad the car would not drive...
It was instant by the time it started knocking the motor was done
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:49 AM   #11
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Sounds like rod knock possibly.

yeah....i wasnt gonna say that...but

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If it happened right after you did a launch, I would suggest a compression test ASAP.
yeah....this

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I don't think a ticking rattle would be rod knock my buddy's car when it had a rod knock was so bad the car would not drive...

It was instant by the time it started knocking the motor was done
it can start out pretty quiet....but it only gets worse

the 'TELL' is that 3000rpm rattle....ya got that....stop drivin it and start lookin for a new shortblock
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:59 AM   #12
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Make a video of the noise and post it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:59 AM   #13
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yeah....i wasnt gonna say that...but



yeah....this



it can start out pretty quiet....but it only gets worse

the 'TELL' is that 3000rpm rattle....ya got that....stop drivin it and start lookin for a new shortblock

sorry if i gave bad info US i was just going off the one i was in when it happened his motor just went like the snap of a finger...
I did not know they start at a tick around that RPM guess i learn something new everyday about these cars and i have had mine for almost 7 years lol...

I feel like i need to keep a jernal for Subaru's lol
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:02 AM   #14
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Ps if it was a cause from the oil i would make who ever put that in fix the motor if if you can get confermation thats what did it
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:37 AM   #15
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Just wanted to throw this out for you
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2299482

Read post 28 guy said that this fix also got rid of the knocking rattling sound he had might help you out
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #16
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Or just could be the up pipe heat shield coming loose. Happened to me. The welds break and cause it to have a tick/rattle sound in the lower rpm range.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #17
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Ps if it was a cause from the oil i would make who ever put that in fix the motor if if you can get confermation thats what did it
This.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #18
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But won't my warranty cover it? It hasn't run out yet so if worst comes to worst will I be able to get it fixed for free right?
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Being it back to them. Tell them it's ticking after they put the wrong oil in it, and demand fix the problem. ****, 5w-20...I run 5w-40 in mine. Synthetic. No issues.
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Subaru might not warrenty it they can say it was user error for the wrong oil being put in so if that happens you will be rowing up crap creek without a paddle..

Make the company who did the oil change pay to have it fixed if they have techs stupid enough who does not know subarus should be 5-30 synthetic should be fired...

And that is all there is to it a 10 second google search could of told them that instead of guessing hell they could of asked you or whipped out the service manuel would of told them
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #21
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well she **** the bed :,( engine ground to a halt on the way to get it checked out..... will ap and intake void warranty? cuz its currently on its way to Subaru to be looked at tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #22
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well she **** the bed :,( engine ground to a halt on the way to get it checked out..... will ap and intake void warranty? cuz its currently on its way to Subaru to be looked at tomorrow.
I would take those off ASAP
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well she **** the bed :,( engine ground to a halt on the way to get it checked out..... will ap and intake void warranty? cuz its currently on its way to Subaru to be looked at tomorrow.
Go before they look at it! Tell em you need some stuff outta your car. If you have time swap the intake, if not unmarry your accessport and dip.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:22 AM   #24
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...Or don't be a fraud and be honest with them. You mod your car, you know the risks. Chances are they'll suspect abuse anyways, since mid-life motor failures are most often caused by outside factors. (Poor maintenance, bad tune, abuse, etc...) If you are honest from the start they will likely treat you with more respect. Because I sure wouldn't respect myself if I tried to pull that crap. That's what the savings account is for... pay to play folks.

Not to mention most dealers know to check this forum.
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