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Knocking noise at idle and accelearation

I just purchased a 1999 Subaru Forester and I can hear a knocking noise coming from the engine when I first start the car. I can also hear it when I accelarate, but I don't seem to hear it at higher RPM's, I'm not sure if the noise goes away or if it's not audible. Any tips/ideas/suggestions?? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Did you buy it privately or a dealer w/ a warrantee? If you have a warantee, use it.If not start by changing the oil& see if that gives you any results.use the proper oil for Subaru,not a Quick Lube.

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