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Recently I had the dealer replace the valve gaskets and spark plugs on my 3.0. afterwards, when the engine is warm, there's a whiny noise coming from the engine between 1500-25000 rpm. I'll let the dealer look at it but was wondering if there's an obvious culprit? Aparently they had a lot of problems getting the covers off, took them a full day for the job.

second question is about tyres/wheels. I came across a nice set of wheels with badass tyres on them, BF goodrich all terrain KO2 (T215/75R15). Rims are for a forester, so should fit, ET is 35 so might need a spacer. But I was wondering if these tyres will fit the wheel wells? (also... might not be great for road riding though reviews seem positive)

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Howdie!

Recently I had the dealer replace the valve gaskets and spark plugs on my 3.0. afterwards, when the engine is warm, there's a whiny noise coming from the engine between 1500-25000 rpm. I'll let the dealer look at it but was wondering if there's an obvious culprit? Aparently they had a lot of problems getting the covers off, took them a full day for the job.

second question is about tyres/wheels. I came across a nice set of wheels with badass tyres on them, BF goodrich all terrain KO2 (T215/75R15). Rims are for a forester, so should fit, ET is 35 so might need a spacer. But I was wondering if these tyres will fit the wheel wells? (also... might not be great for road riding though reviews seem positive)

Cheers!
I have no clue about the whining noise, but i can tell you that the 15" rims will not fit over your brakes. And the 35mm offset will push the wheel to the outside of the wheel well, so a spacer will only exaggerate that effect.

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I thought the stock rims are 6,5x15 ET48?
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I thought the stock rims are 6,5x15 ET48?

see here:
https://www.wheel-size.com/size/subaru/

https://www.wheel-size.com/size/subaru/outback/2001/
https://www.wheel-size.com/size/subaru/outback/2002/

in that US and canada the BH legacy outbacks of those years came with 225/60/16.
(foresters and legacy got skinnier / smaller on the same rims)

and I can't use subaru 15" rims as they will not clear the brakes on my cars. (either one).
some aftermarket 15" rally rims exist, but they are odd ball things for real off road racers, made to fit over big brakes.

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hmmm, based on the link I see a 6JJx15 ET48 wheel (I'm in europe, I can check to see if they really are 15" this evening). Or maybe I'm dim :P
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2 most likely culprits for the whining;

power steering has air in it - look in the reservoir, there should be no bubbles or foam - you may need a helper to turn the steering wheel. Usually an easy fix with an o-ring on the suction hose adapter on top of the pump. Sometimes tighter clamps on a new hose.

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...ing-worse.html
https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...-noise-h6.html


accessory belt tensioner and idler pulley bearings. New pulleys , or replace the bearings in your current pulleys.

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...-solution.html
https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...r-bearing.html

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could be brake pad indicators, sticky brakes, or wheel bearings. if the car makes such noises while it is moving.

something under the hood if it make it while stopped.

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^^^^ yeah, I should have asked if moving huh lol!

he mentioned rpms and I assumed while stationary.

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hmmm, based on the link I see a 6JJx15 ET48 wheel (I'm in europe, I can check to see if they really are 15" this evening). Or maybe I'm dim :P
don't feel bad about checking / double checking:

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hahaha

don't think there's metric for wheels... you yanks messed up the market too much

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