I would clean out the pan, install the turbo and see how it goes. I put some in my Explorer and 10,000 miles later still no leaks and the hearter works fine. They are very knowledgeable and forthcoming with info and answered all my questions. He did the oil flush after the new banjo was on, but installed another filter after the flush paid for two filters. I was really leaning towards the turbo until I read this article. What else should I do whilst they are there to save the turbo for failure Thank you for your help I.
I am at 59,000 miles now and just did an oil change with Redline. The manufacturer is solely responsible for these three issues. If the oil filter is doing its job would it not filter out the metal until it was blocked up and then open a pressure bypass? When inspecting the turbo, I noticed on the oil return drain line which I believe is the large tube on the underside of the turbo very small brass shavings I suspect this is from the bearings of turbo. I personally change the oil in my cars at 3000 miles, which some people say is too early. The Baja did not disappoint. But you could have also done things differently as well.
If the car is pushed hard and this includes a long hwy drive, the engine should not just be turned off at the end of the drive; but rather should be left idling for at least 10-15 min before shutting it down. It was a broken rear axle. It also had a burned exhaust valve and a newer turbo at the time. I figured that this was a fairly decent deal. Dynamically, these turbos are far peppier than their naturally aspirated versions, especially up in thin air. Hi Kerry, Sorry to hear about your turbo, I have been there and I feel your pain.
If those are run dry, typically the rest of the engine is pretty well spent. Hi Kara, Let me start with saying I do understand that it can be frustrating when something like this happens. I will say however that when a car is modded the cats can fail more often. So any advice would be appreciated! I took it to Subaru and they cleaned the oil and banjo screws and I was good to go. Now its turbo replacement time.
I did have an inspection at the Subaru dealer and they claim it needs valve cover gaskets so the oil is dripping on the exhaust but can tell me nothing about the turbo unless taking it apart which I have found is not necessarily true as to the oil can show signs in color and if the oil were to be drained. Proper system design is what it is all about, folks. I told her that she had to take responsibility for her oil changes. Thank you Justin for this excellent website! The guy from Subaru also mentioned that the noise from the exhaust is very loud tin can style custom and another reason he is not fully able to tell me anything about the motor, is the swooshing noise a normal thing or as in a past post from another about the turbo going bad or a sign of a bad turbo? On the Bright side you will have a new Turbo and maybe a new engine. I am also installing the Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug and Oil Filter Magnets to help collect additional metal particles. In the event that occurred, what would Mobile One do if made a warranty claim? Long Version: In my humble opinion the turbo charger replacements are due to a oil related issue inside your motor.
They gave me free oil change and sent me on my way with implications that they would help me out if a more serious problem did prove itself. Lastly of its truly been determined the Turbo was starved for oil from the filter being clogged, Id seriously consider removing the screen in the banjo fitting or union screw. What is your process for cleaning it. I wonder if anyone has inspected the Innercooler? Well our 2008 forester turbo also on uphill trek attempting to go over the pass just stopped; not low on oil, yet maybe low oil pressure 230K. How about lucas oil added to the oil? The new oil now has 200 miles on it and still looks clean. I will definately be following your advise in the future.
We see clogged lines, not to much coking from burnt oil in the compressor area of the turbo. So now, I want to inform turbocharged owners far and wide of this absolutely simple maintenance that can make a destroyed turbo totally preventable. If there was something else I thought anyone could do I would post it. Both should be relatively easy fixes and easy to diagnose once you pop your hood and peek around. On the way home I noticed that the car was gut-less.
This screen with negligent oil changes or time builds up with the debris and finally grenades the turbo. Both are terrific resources for Subaru information. I have a buddy that is a backyard mechanic that swears by the stuff. Jack Hi Jack, It would be wise to pull the oil pan off and have a look, plus clean out any debris found in the pan. I guess there is more profit investing in the image of a responsible company that makes reliable cars than actually being one.
Have been up half the night perusing the internet reading about turbo explosions, engine damage, and the bolt of doom. However, Subaru did continue to put screens in their banjo bolts in 2006. It is also smart to be on time with your oil changes because dirty oil is the root cause of this whole problem. What you think of the engines replaced under warranty? Would they have replaced the banjo bolt screen with the replacement of the turbo? All of the shrapnel from the turbine, or bearing, will settle at the bottom of the pan, so even if you change the oil not all of it may wash out. In the inter-cooler I can see a small amount of very fine aluminum shavings which I assume is from the compressor touching the housing.
A trustworthy backyard mechanic could probably get your car going again for a few grand. Turbos do in fact fail on Audi and Volvo and also can cause serious engine damage as well. Hello Iris, The transmission would not cause a low and or rough idle. When that filter clogs, it starves the turbo of oil, which then kills it. I hit 4000rpms in 1st often I imagine that may be causing it.