TICKING

  • Tiny
  • Cromwellalex
  • 1985 SUBARU GL
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES

I have an 85 subaru wagon it makes a ticking noise pretty regularly (about 80% of the time) and I am wondering if it is serious and what I might possibly try to fix it

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 6:27 PM

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  • Tiny
  • M_H_RITZEL
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What is ticking is the lifters. On those boxer engines they do have a tendency sometimes to tick. To correct it the lifters will have to be tightened. I have a 99 outback and one of the lifters on the driver side has been ticking for over 30,000 miles and have 60 lbs of oil pressure, or since I bought the car. Now it has on it 156000 miles. A garage can do the job.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 7:10 PM

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