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Old 01-21-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 WRX with about 132,000 miles on it. I went to do a VF39 swap the other day (which was unsuccessful) and when I took my intercooler off I found a film of oil in the rubber hose just before the intake manifold. I believe it's the stock turbo. What would this mean?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Maybe you need, or needed turbo seals
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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I have a 2006 WRX with about 132,000 miles on it. I went to do a VF39 swap the other day (which was unsuccessful) and when I took my intercooler off I found a film of oil in the rubber hose just before the intake manifold. I believe it's the stock turbo. What would this mean?
Its normal for a thin film of oil to exist.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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^ yes this.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Its normal for a thin film of oil to exist.
I should have mentioned, there was a small puddle too, about the sze of a nickel.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Worry about whether the pets in your house have had their shots this year or not, worrying about a tiny bit of oil is not cause for concern as oil will always be present as no seal is perfect. Remove a hose and oil POURS out...yes, have concern.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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It's blow by, its normal. suprised you didnt have more with that many miles on it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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You could always run an AOS if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Or build a catch can if you're a cheap bastard like myself.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #9
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Yup, blowby.
Catch can should help.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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I'm having the same problem but my car is a 2012 stock Wrx. And there is a good bit in the intercooler hose with just 15k on the car
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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It's blow by, its normal. suprised you didnt have more with that many miles on it.
I'm equally surprised there wasn't more in there. I'd say you're in good shape and that it's normal blow by.
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