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#1 Joey Joe

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:13 PM

My turbo has an internal oil leak, not horrible but definately annoying. How tricky is the process of going into a turbo 1 the easiest 10 the hardest. Also any tips on the most likely problem inside their would be most helpful.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 12:50 AM

I would only suggest having a professional work on your turbo. It spins VERY quickly and if any of the moving parts are out of balence, the whole thing can self destruct. Just my two cents.

#3 NorthWet

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 03:25 AM

Are you sure that it is your turbo seal that is leaking and not oil from your PCV system?

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 03:33 AM

Also check the oil banjo line fitting, that could definitely cause some smoking or whatnot

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:46 AM

Mine's leaking also. Smokes bad every now and then. Did a search for pcv system and didnt find anything. I changed my pcv valve to no avale.

Whatelse is there to the pcv system other then just the hoses and the one valve to check?

As for having someone work on the turbo, I think I would take it to a shop.

#6 86subaru

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:57 AM

underneith the turbo there are 2 lines 1 for coolant 1for oil, both mine were leaking ,

#7 NorthWet

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:03 PM

...Whatelse is there to the pcv system other then just the hoses and the one valve to check?

As for having someone work on the turbo, I think I would take it to a shop.

The hoses and connections in the PVC system can become clogged and narrowed by years of crud accumulation. If they are not cleaned/replaced, you can suck oil up into your intake manifold... especially under boost. The PCV valve has to be able to withstand boost. General recomendation is to get an OE PCV valve.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:31 AM

Yeah I checked hoses awhile back and they were ok. Mine smokes at low speeds. When you get it up to speed it stops. Had to stop driving it now because it has gotten so bad in town. You can't see behind it. Bought another turbo from a forum member and I'm pretty sure it's junk. Has some side to side play.

So did Joey Joe figure his out yet?

#9 Joey Joe

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

The turbo is shot Im now sure of it. It started smoking more but I still drove it because I kind of had to and nothing seemed wrong besides that when finally the turbo got much worse lost some power and it now makes a lot of noise from the turbo. Getting new one soon. Does a definately busted turbo cause the engine to run very under powered, it still idles great and the engine sounds like always.




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