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'86 RX Turbo Motor Oil Boiling
Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:38 AM
This is my first post here. I have become a Subaru owner just recently when my uncle gave me his '86 RX Turbo. So far I'm enjoying it a lot.
I have a question for any who may have this car or possess knowledge about it. I drive the RX pretty hard on the way back home since I live in a mountainous area. After letting the engine idle for a bit, I shut it off and I can hear a faint burbling sound from within the cabin. I've decided to investigate this further and popped the hood on numerous occasions to locate the sound. The burbling seems to be motor oil boiling. Is this normal?
My RX has no mods whatsoever. I've only taken the spare tire out of the engine bay.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:50 AM
If I follow the fill-tube for motor oil downwards, the boiling seems to be coming from there.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:54 AM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:28 AM
My turbo did this everytime i'd pull into the parking lot on the ski hill or after driving hard for some time, replaced head gaskets and no problems since.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:53 PM
and yes as subaru styles and Vanislru say it could be a boiling water issue due to a HG problem.
Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:58 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:01 PM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:36 PM
Hey subawoohoo i think your right... because after i turn off my car and if i pop the hood right away there is a feint white smoke coming from a pipe that i was told is the turbo coolant return line or sumthin like that. I think i need to let it idle to get that cooled down as well... thanks for the tip. Oh and a turbo timer does essentially the same thing right? Lets the car idle for a few minutes after you turn it off.? Thanks
yea the problem with lettting it idle is people are almost always in a hurry to, and it usually gets too damn hot in the car to sit there, so yea a turbo timer will let the engine idle for a set ammount of time so you can just leave it.
nifty little gadgets.
yup just let her cool down a bit, especially after hard driving. its just a normal sound dont worry about it.
Yes, I believe it is coming from the turbo/downpipe area. Thanks.
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