"Tappit Noise"?

Discussion in 'Subaru Levorg Engine' started by Wilko, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Wilko

    Wilko New Member

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    Hi folks, has anyone had their FA motor lose power and have a tappit noise that increases and decreases with engine revs. Turbo 2ltr engine. Thanks. ( plugs changed still there, engine done 60k)
     
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    Nope. Tappets/lifter noise isn't a good sign. I'd recommend you bring it into a dealer for confirmation of diagnostic - if car is still under warranty, and oil was changed by the book, they'll have to fix this.
     
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    Now, bear in mind subaru usually have rod knock, instead of tappets clicketing. The first one goes toc toc toc, the second does tiktiktiktiktik. rod knock are much more common (and I'm sure half of us have had that in aa previous subaru already), and are not always omen of imminent engine failure. tappets noise is almost never going to cause an engine to fail, but can lead to higher fuel consumptionn less power, noise, engine fault codes...
     

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