Loud when starts


Asked by Feb 02, 2009 at 06:12 PM about the 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ever since it was new, our outback when cold makes a lot of noise when it first starts up and is idle,  Anyone else seen this?  Thanks!

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Thanks for the help! We actually bough the car in March of last year, so it was doing it in the warmer weather as well. So who knows :)

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At my shop a whole lot of my customers have Subarus and every single one of them sounds the same. They all sound like the have engine knock from the factory. But thats just the way they are. New and old all of them Ive heard the same noise.

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Huh, interesting. Thanks for setting my mind at ease :)


Yes it is, and it sounds like a truck until it warms up.

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