2003 Subaru Forester 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - piston slapping Subarus
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2003 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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X Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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piston slapping Subarus
By Phil Mag on

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2003 Subaru Forester X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

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My Forester has the 2.5 engine that has developed the infamous PISTON SLAP which makes it sound like an old uncared for car. We service per the manual, so it IS cared for. It sounds like loud lifter noise and it doesn't go away when warm. The dealer, after several visits, says it is just normal. Guess what car I will NOT buy next time. & I'm telling everyone I know.

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Very unhappy camper!

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Don't cheap out on the engine.
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