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Old 03-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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I know this has been discussed about a trillion times.. but ive read and tried most everything everyone suggested to no avail, so here is a video and some info on my situation to see if someone can better help me..

First off this all started after doing a timing belt change, car started ticking (ticking nose is not super loud.)

Ive changed all the pullys and timing belt 2 times and no difference. (all done by a Subaru mechanic.)

It is relitive to RPM speed but seems to die out after a certin RPM ither that or my exhaust is to loud and over powers the sound even with my head under the hood..

I keep the oil changed and use Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic and make sure it is changed before it breaks down in consistency.

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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stop using 5w30 M1 it is garbage
go from there

and these engines DO make noise....maybe ya just didnt notice it before
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, yeah I will switch oils today and see how that goes.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Why the hell did you change the timing belt on a 2 year old car? Did you really put 105k miles on it in two years? That would have to be some sort of record.

Something tells me you have no clue what you're talking about. What pulleys are you changing? There are things here that make no sense.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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I bought the car used.


The timing belt that was on it was pitted and in bad shape so it was changed.

Then after that change the tensioner went bad so I replaced everything.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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I bought the car used.


The timing belt that was on it was pitted and in bad shape so it was changed.

Then after that change the tensioner went bad so I replaced everything.
At what mileage?
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #7
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Sure looks like the Aftermarket turbo heat shield is knocking on the wastegate accuator rod.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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Hard to say. Mine had a similar tick that was pretty loud. I used to really notice it at drive through windows. Got better after switching to Rotella T6 and now its completely gone after a custom tune. Weird.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:54 AM   #9
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just the regular injector tick? exaggerated by the mic.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:55 AM   #10
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At what mileage?
It only has 21k miles.


The ticking was there before the heat shield, but I checked just to double check.

I'm changing the the oil and ill switch tunes to see if that helps. I have already been pro tuned though.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #11
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Wow....what fail. I've never seen a belt with "pitting" or even a bad tensioner especially at 21k. You do realize it would have been under warranty if there was an actual issue. No need to bs people here. Just tell us you changed your timing belt for no reason what so ever.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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Wow....what fail. I've never seen a belt with "pitting" or even a bad tensioner especially at 21k. You do realize it would have been under warranty if there was an actual issue. No need to bs people here. Just tell us you changed your timing belt for no reason what so ever.
Why yes, I do enjoy wasting my own time and hard earned money on pointless things that do not need to be replaced!!

Who the **** would change out a timing belt twice if it didn't need to be changed..

If your not going to put out any good info then stop wasting time on my thread.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #13
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Why yes, I do enjoy wasting my own time and hard earned money on pointless things that do not need to be replaced!!

Who the **** would change out a timing belt twice if it didn't need to be changed..

If your not going to put out any good info then stop wasting time on my thread.
Clearly you do because you would never need a timing belt or tensioner on a 2 year old car at 21k miles. It's clear you don't know much about cars so go take it to the professionals kid.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #14
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While you guys are arguing over who has the biggest jhonson, id like to mention to the OP that you may want to check to see if you have a loose spark plug. I had a tick similar to yours that was audible to about 3k rpms. It turned out my spark plug on cyl 1 was a tad loose. Check all of your plugs and report back.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #15
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While you guys are arguing over who has the biggest jhonson, id like to mention to the OP that you may want to check to see if you have a loose spark plug. I had a tick similar to yours that was audible to about 3k rpms. It turned out my spark plug on cyl 1 was a tad loose. Check all of your plugs and report back.
Thank you for the heads up i will do that after work tonight and see if it helps!
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Hard to say. Mine had a similar tick that was pretty loud. I used to really notice it at drive through windows. Got better after switching to Rotella T6 and now its completely gone after a custom tune. Weird.
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Subies always have pretty clackity engines. Running ticker oil will tone valve noise down but in my experience make piston noise louder.

Rotella 5w40 is a near perfect cheap everyday oil for the turbo engines. I bet you'll end up noticing a difference.

And that tick sounds completely normal.
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I had a ticking and was told there was TSB for certain model numbers regarding the timing belt hitting the cover. Maybe that's it?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #18
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I had a ticking and was told there was TSB for certain model numbers regarding the timing belt hitting the cover. Maybe that's it?
No because he would have seen the issue when he did the timing belt twice. That and he wouldn't have had so called "pitting" like he claimed. I don't even know what he's talking to when he says there is pitting. Maybe he doesn't know how the back of timing belts run on pulleys.
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No because he would have seen the issue when he did the timing belt twice. That and he wouldn't have had so called "pitting" like he claimed. I don't even know what he's talking to when he says there is pitting. Maybe he doesn't know how the back of timing belts run on pulleys.
Dude, get off it.. Quit acting like a child and act like a grown ass man.. Don't take the fact that you hate your life out on everyone else. We can't all be worlds most amazing mechanic like yourself.
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This ^

Subies always have pretty clackity engines. Running ticker oil will tone valve noise down but in my experience make piston noise louder.

Rotella 5w40 is a near perfect cheap everyday oil for the turbo engines. I bet you'll end up noticing a difference.

And that tick sounds completely normal.
My car had some wicked valve noise when I bought it used with 20k on the clock. Im not positive what oil was in it, but after switching to rotella it's all but gone
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My car had some wicked valve noise when I bought it used with 20k on the clock. Im not positive what oil was in it, but after switching to rotella it's all but gone
Thanks for the info hopefully it works
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #22
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Dude, get off it.. Quit acting like a child and act like a grown ass man.. Don't take the fact that you hate your life out on everyone else. We can't all be worlds most amazing mechanic like yourself.
I'm not the one who thought it was a good idea to change a 105k mile timing belt at 21k was a smart thing to do. Again since it's clear you don't know what you're dealing with take it to someone who knows what they are doing. Here's yet a better idea, you're under warranty, take it to the dealer and ask them to take a look at it.
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I'm not the one who thought it was a good idea to change a 105k mile timing belt at 21k was a smart thing to do. Again since it's clear you don't know what you're dealing with take it to someone who knows what they are doing. Here's yet a better idea, you're under warranty, take it to the dealer and ask them to take a look at it.
All the work HAS been done at a dealership but thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #24
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All the work HAS been done at a dealership but thanks for the advice.
You state it was done by a subaru mechanic not done at by the dealership under warranty. Which is it? What has the mechanic said about this noise?
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #25
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I have never been more confused. OP - if a dealer did this why didn't they do it under warranty. Or, is this a salvage car w/o a warranty, thus the concerns?
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