Originally Posted by awalegacy
While we're on this topic, is it normal for these cars to have valve noise at low speed, low RPM? (eg: parking lot speed, 1200 - 1500rpm)
The valve noise is loud enough to hear a clacking inside my vehicle with windows up, but since it has done it since it was new I figured it was yet another Subaru annoyance. Do they all do this?
Some OHC engines are more tappy sounding than others. You pretty much have to compare it to an identical vehicle to see/hear if yours is a problem or not.