Well, I may have bought myself a lemon. Bought this car from away and was stupid enough to trust the dealership in montreal. They got me.
Was immediately hearing a grinding noise from (what I thought) was the transmission, emptied the fluid to find it sparkling with little chunks of gear. Perfect. Luckily Subaru Canada decided to send me an entire new tranny despite the fact that it was out of warranty!!! Installed at the Subaru dealership, and what do you know, the grinding noise is still there.
Only after purchase did I find out that this is the SECOND tranny replacement that has been done on the car. One at 90k kms, the second now (120k kms).
I have a feeling that whatever this noise is, it's what has been eating tranny's, but the dealership, my local mechanic and i are all pretty perplexed as to what it could be.
Mainly low revs, accelerating, or letting off the gas.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!