2.5 motor knocks when started

Asked by Feb 07, 2014 at 11:18 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback

Question type: General

its a 2000 Subaru outback 2.5  it knocks for about twenty seconds after starting then stops. it runs fine after thirty seconds or so. I have synthetic oil in the motor which has 177.000 miles

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Does the knock sound like its high in the engine or more toward the bottom of the engine? If high it's possibly lifter tick.

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Typically this is due to piston slap in Subarus, and is not something to be concerned about.

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