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Old 09-06-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Oct 2002
2003 WRX
WR Blue

Default Stange Noise at Startup

My car as been sitting in the garage for the last 4 days without being started. When I went out to go to work today (working on Labor Day, what a treat) the damn thing sounded like a Mack truck for the first 1-2 seconds after startup. I shut it off and fired it back up with no repeat of the symptoms.

Any ideas? The car has sat for a longer in the past but I don't remember hearing this before. Was it a lack of oil in the valve train? I am due for service but I checked the oil level and it was fine.



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Old 09-07-2004, 12:42 AM   #2
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2004 WRX
grandfather silver


I had it a few times too. Anybody???
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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I don't know about the WRX, but my boxer engine gets a loud clanking sounds like tank tracks if it's been sitting for a while or the oil level is low. Goes away after a minute.

I've heard it's caused by the oil not being present in parts of the engine. I don't know about the WRX but my car has hydrolic valve lifters.

Seems to just be a BOXER thing.
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