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Old 04-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
DrChron
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Default Pretty sure my turbo is a goner...

2002 wrx bone stock @ 125k miles. Every bit of routine maintenance has been done by me or a mechanic. Break in period for new T Belt was followed.

I started getting on the car a couple days ago, nothing to serious...no clutch drops. About two days ago I noticed I wasn't fully boosting (i dont have a boost gauge), the initial boost around 3000 rpm was there but nothing more. So i've been trying to find the leak and I believe I have isolated it (sounds like the part to the left of the alternator with 3 hoses, what is that called?).
So today me and my buddy are trying to pinpoint the leak and at one point he gets in the car and revs it to 3000rpm and holy sh** did that turbo sound unhappy. I have the stock uppipe because I was spending my time and money on routine maintenance so I believe I might have fallen victim to uppipe cat destroying my turbo. Any information or help you guys could give me would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
myk
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It is easy enough to pull the turbo off and visually inspect it for damaged fins, shaft play, and oil residue.

Remove inter-cooler and heat shield, loosen all the nuts and bolts holding the down pipe bolts, remove up-pipe bolts, disconnect inlet hoseclamp, oil feed line, return, and likewise for coolant lines.

It can be done with some elbow grease and hand tools in a few hours. PB blaster is your friend.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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2002 wrx bone stock @ 125k miles. Every bit of routine maintenance has been done by me or a mechanic. Break in period for new T Belt was followed.

I started getting on the car a couple days ago, nothing to serious...no clutch drops. About two days ago I noticed I wasn't fully boosting (i dont have a boost gauge), the initial boost around 3000 rpm was there but nothing more. So i've been trying to find the leak and I believe I have isolated it (sounds like the part to the left of the alternator with 3 hoses, what is that called?).
So today me and my buddy are trying to pinpoint the leak and at one point he gets in the car and revs it to 3000rpm and holy sh** did that turbo sound unhappy. I have the stock uppipe because I was spending my time and money on routine maintenance so I believe I might have fallen victim to uppipe cat destroying my turbo. Any information or help you guys could give me would be much appreciated.
Only way to find out is to take off the turbo mate.
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