So my brother in law tackled the uppipe on his 03 wagon last weekend. Seeing how I did mine a couple months ago it started out pretty smooth. Buuuuuut, i had to go to work and then his friend came over to help him put everything back together. He said he drove it home, heard some weird 'bird scream' at high rpm's and then backed off it. Drove it later that night and then come the next morning (which was bitter cold), the car would not start. When he finally got it to start, it sounded like this:
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So he got it towed back to my dads, we ripped it all apart and put it all back together only to find that it didn't sound any better. And as i tried to wrap my mind around the sounds this car was making, my dad suggested we check the spark plugs, so we did, and we found the rear passenger side coil plug was broken and would not plug in. The coil pack was still intact, just the plug that plugs into it was broke and would not attach. My question for you brilliant Subaru guys is this, do you believe that this noise, CATASTROPHE, could be attributed to this plug, and if so, how in the world could it go from running one night, to not the next?? And if you don't think this sound is anything close to that, what is it????