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Old 02-11-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a thread on removal instructions for the turbo and wastegate on a 04' STi. I want to send the turbo and wastegate to deadbolt for porting.
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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http://techinfo.subaru.com/html/index.jsp

$20.00 get as much detailed info as desired for taking the car apart and putting it back together.

(with ugly poorly drawn pictures to close to tell the location of half of them )
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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anyone who has done it and has suggestions?
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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Dude, just call me. I was goingto talk to you today anyways.
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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Check scoobymods, it is not that bad I do them in about 2 hours ot my old man pace.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:01 PM   #6
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anyone who has done it and has suggestions?
I have done it and that was my suggestion. I am continually amazed that people won't spend $20 for the factory service books on their $30k car that they want to wrench on themselves.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
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remove IC and hoses from turbo....

remove heatshields

drop DP

remove bolts to up pipe

remove coolant lines

remove oil lines

remove vac hoses

remove turbo

it should only take about 1 1/2 hrs

If you are sending out the turbo to deadbolt all you have to send them is the exhaust side, its easier and less time consuming to remove.....

remove Heatshields
Drop DP
take out up pipe bolts
remove WG actuator arm from ex housing and remove vac hose.
remove band clamp that holds the turbo together
wiggle ex housing off

this will save you 45 min and is all that deadbolt does work to. So it doesnt pay to send the whole thing out.
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:15 PM   #8
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it is actually very easy, PLUG THE COOLANT LINES WITH SPARK PLUGS. you will need 2 ,one on the pass side of the turbo and one for the top from the resevoir. It took me about 4 hours the first time, second time about 2 from start to finish. get new crush washers for the banjo bolt and new up/dp gaskets.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:17 PM   #9
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:20 PM   #10
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thanks for the help.


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Old 06-23-2014, 12:43 PM   #11
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So from what I'm reading, 1.5-4 hours for just removal? I have a manual, but I came across this thread and was wondering what y'all's perceived difficulty is at changing out the turbo. I have nearly 110,000 miles on my STi, and it sounds like this puppy is ready to go. My Forrester XT is currently in the dealership for the same repair (under warranty, thank goodness), and they say the total cost without the warranty would be about $2,500! I'm looking online, and can find an OEM replacement for about $800, so if it is something folks think is really simple, I'll try that route. Just like the OCVs...dealer wanted to charge $600 parts and labor, but we just got the parts for about $240 and changed them ourselves...wasn't as difficult as some folks made it sound, as long as you take a minute to look at what you are working with, and plan what you need to remove ahead of time.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:46 PM   #12
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So from what I'm reading, 1.5-4 hours for just removal? I have a manual, but I came across this thread and was wondering what y'all's perceived difficulty is at changing out the turbo. I have nearly 110,000 miles on my STi, and it sounds like this puppy is ready to go. My Forrester XT is currently in the dealership for the same repair (under warranty, thank goodness), and they say the total cost without the warranty would be about $2,500! I'm looking online, and can find an OEM replacement for about $800, so if it is something folks think is really simple, I'll try that route. Just like the OCVs...dealer wanted to charge $600 parts and labor, but we just got the parts for about $240 and changed them ourselves...wasn't as difficult as some folks made it sound, as long as you take a minute to look at what you are working with, and plan what you need to remove ahead of time.
Way to revive a 10 year old thread.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:28 AM   #13
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Way to revive a 10 year old thread.


Could've Made a new one and been destroyed by the next 10 people to comment on it... Its NASIOC, either way you'll get an earful from someone on here. (eye-full?)

These really isn't anything thats too difficult with this procedure though. As long as you have the proper tools, It is pretty straightforward. The bottom bolts on the turbo might be your toughest area. That or getting the oil return line hooked back up. But they aren't that hard, just take your time.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:01 AM   #14
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So from what I'm reading, 1.5-4 hours for just removal? I have a manual, but I came across this thread and was wondering what y'all's perceived difficulty is at changing out the turbo. I have nearly 110,000 miles on my STi, and it sounds like this puppy is ready to go. My Forrester XT is currently in the dealership for the same repair (under warranty, thank goodness), and they say the total cost without the warranty would be about $2,500! I'm looking online, and can find an OEM replacement for about $800, so if it is something folks think is really simple, I'll try that route. Just like the OCVs...dealer wanted to charge $600 parts and labor, but we just got the parts for about $240 and changed them ourselves...wasn't as difficult as some folks made it sound, as long as you take a minute to look at what you are working with, and plan what you need to remove ahead of time.

post up in your local area forum for somebody local to you for help

id bet that you will have guys juming outta the woodwork to help you

beer and pizza and done in an afternoon....you WILL learn something....i promise


what exactly that will be....to be determined


this is the best answer you will get
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:35 AM   #15
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It's easy. Do it yourself.

Avoid the Subaru boy community. They'll try toget you to wear visors, hang stuffed animals from the bumper and paint your wheels pink blue yellow and gay. Assuming you haven't already.

And pointless mudflaps and goddamn red horns. Wtfbbq
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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The only hiccup I ever hit pulling a turbo is the occasional stuck bolt going to the DP. My 06 came apart easy, my 08 same story, a friends 09 - 2 had to be cut. Even doing that it still doesn't take too long once the heat shields are off. If you're changing the turbo, you may want to look at other options as well I know there's a couple shops that do VF39's with billet wheels on them for pretty cheap.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #17
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It's easy. Do it yourself.

Avoid the Subaru boy community. They'll try toget you to wear visors, hang stuffed animals from the bumper and paint your wheels pink blue yellow and gay. Assuming you haven't already.

And pointless mudflaps and goddamn red horns. Wtfbbq
Yeah. It really isnt bad. I did it myself a while ago
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:55 PM   #18
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Half the heat shield bolts will probably snap in half. But it's not that difficult if you've worked on your car before. Make sure everything is torqued properly and use new gaskets.
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I predict disaster if the OP attempts this without onsite assistance from somebody who has done this before.
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