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I have a 2003 Subaru Forester (123,000Km) and

I have a 2003 Subaru Forester (123,000Km) and right after i start the engine i can hear a repetitive tap,tap noise. I am afraid that it might be a piston(s) noise.
Do you have any idea what it could be dthe cost of a reparation like this?
Thanks.

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If it is a piston or other bad noise it will not go away. If this is what is happening then a good auto mechanic will have to listen to and isolate the noise before they can tell how much it will cost to fix it. Its usually not the piston.If after the car runs for a little while the noise gos away its usually dirt in the engine.Before you think about a very expensive repair try this.Change the oil and filter. Use only good quality oil and a Fram TG or a Purolator Pure One oil filter.My car likes the Castrol Sin Tec Synthetic oil. Yes synthetic cost more but it is better oil.
Let the car warm a little before you drive it every time you start it cold.
Dont let someone drive your car when you are not in the car. I know someone who has a son that was raceing his car when his son told him he was going to the library.
Do your next oil and filter change only after 2000-3000 miles.Then after that no more than 4000 miles between changes.Be nice to your car.
All this I am telling you is only if your noise gos away after tap tap as you said right after you start your car.
I hope this info helps you.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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