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Old 12-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
jpwfranks
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Question TD04 leaking oil, what other potential problems?

I am very new on here, and I don't really know too much about Subaru engines or their cars for that matter.

I am looking at buying a 2004 Forester XT with 120k miles. However, its turbo is leaking oil so I am getting a pretty big discount from the dealer. ($1200)
I found a few used TD04s without any shaft play for around $150, and I am assuming that the replacement job would be pretty easy to do, but I am concerned that if the turbo is leaking oil this could be a sign of other problems.

So, does anyone know if this could be a symptom of some other major problem?

Thanks so much!
John-Paul

P.S. I am planning on getting leakdown and compression tests done first if I decide to buy it.
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