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  1. Engine & Drivetrain
    I have a 2010 2.5L Outback that makes a grinding noise when revving while cold. Once the car heats up, it goes away. I saw a couple forums mention heat shields causing vibrations, but none of them were loose. There is also a hiss/spraying noise and there was a noticeable smell of gas from the...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Wife had the Outback (sorry.. haha..) but she called me on the phone saying that: Engine light was on (solid) "slipping car" light was on (solid) Cruise control light was blinking "BRAKE" light was blinking (.. and from what I can see the above stuff is fairly common...) but (when I had the...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello, I have an 05 Outback xt manual transmission. Has 190,000 miles on it. I am getting a weird metallic rattling noise on the passenger side back of engine when I am in neutral and I rev the engine up. When rpms come back down that’s when I can hear the metal on metal chatter. Can’t find any...
  4. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi Everyone, New here and looking at purchasing an Outback after good reviews on them from a couple of friends. I found one I like and test drove it and need some opinions from experienced OB owners. First issue was when I switched to manual mode, the engine sounds significantly different in...
  5. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Hi, I have a 2020 Limited 2.5L. The engine when given some gas from a stop, makes a constant loud noise before shift gear and get quieter. Does anyone know a way to help dampen the engine noise? I have put Noico damping mat inside cabin floor, but doesn't help with engine noise. Would put Noico...
  6. Engine & Drivetrain
    It's a slight story, so hang with me. Recently purchased a very clean 2018 Subaru outback 2.5i limited with 55,000 miles. Following the drive from Montana to Washington, I noticed a pretty strong smell of burnt oil. (No significant sign of oil leak when initially looking at the engine)...
  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I'm stuck. 08 outback xt. VF52 turbo. 700cc injectors. TGV butterfly valves removed. Headers. High flow cat downpipe. Newly rebuilt engine. Valves clearances were checked, but it is making a loud ticking noise at idle and continues while revving. Only code is P0030 front O2 sensor but did not...
  8. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Almost since day one, I’ve been getting this weird howling/groaning noise coming from the rear of my 2020 Subaru outback touring XT with the turbo. I posted a new video on my YouTube channel and provided the link above so you can actually hear examples. I am trying to see if anyone else with the...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Greetings All, Last week upon starting wife's 2017 Outback Limited, an odd, loud buzzing noise started. When I tried to drive it a short distance, it starts to jerk as if the drivetrain is not engaging properly. Here is a 20 second video clip in which you can clearly hear it: A. When does...
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