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Hi, I recently got a 2.5 rs stick shift. I am kinda worried cause it makes a significant rumbling noise if i drive it above 2500 rpm. specially first, second, and third gears. The engine suppose to be pretty silent and smoothe right?? it sounds like a harley davidson. can someone please tell me what this may be? it is a brand new car and i can't drive it "worry free" cause of the noise. i can't wait to know the results of this matter so i can feel relaxed and ride the car with fun.

ps i was wondering how long the break in period is for the 2.5 rs 2002 impreza. thank you very much. :)
 

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I don't know exactly what kind of noise you are describing here, but when I drove my first impreza, it seemed so weird to me. The boxer engine feels crazy, and completely different then any other car, and I love it.
That is just one thing to keep in mind, everything about the car is completely different from any other car, so if you just aren't used to it yet, that might be what it is... But if it is definitely a crazy rumbling noise, yeah, dealership sounds good.
 

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James, what city are you in? I bet if you post it you can meet someone close by who can go for a ride with you and tell you if it's normal or not, plus you meet another RS enthusiast... :)
 

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Subarus do defentily sound different than most cars. But if it is loud you really should have your dealership look at it.
 

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My 98 RS sounded like a diesel engine, when it first started and especially when it was cold. I asked my ace dealer what they thought and they said it was the cam followers or something. They suggested Redline engine oil, and sure enough it cleared up. I also believe those followers can be slightly adjusted. Find out, mine was loud before the oil change but it was not because of any problems.


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With the redline in it, It NEVER does it anymore????? I would say I get valve clatter from my motor 3-4 times a week when I start it in the morning.
 

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Red Line is the RS' magical elixer. How does your tranny shift in the morning before it warms up? Mine had trouble so I used Redlines Tranny Fluid and it was fixed immediatly. But then I had a 98 and they had alot of stupid issues before they got warmed up. I believe that with when they changed to the SOHC most of these problems were corrected though. Give it a try though, the only problem is Redline is expensive but it is considered one of the best motor oils on the market.


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