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by Pielikey
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 turbo smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 4496

Re: TD04 turbo smoking

Hey guys, Sorry about the incredibly old thread bump (college & work keep getting in the way of this project!) but I didn't want to leave you all hanging. As it would turn out, the oil drain gasket on the bottom of the turbo was in fact the issue. We remade one out of some thicker paper (specifi...
by Pielikey
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 turbo smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 4496

Re: TD04 turbo smoking

Just an Update for those waiting for an answer or pawing through old threads on google in the future.(hi!) As it would turn out some monkey who rebuilt the turbo previously either forgot to put in the oil drain gasket, or intentionally didn't bother.... I ordered a new one from Subaru (PN: #15196AA0...
by Pielikey
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 turbo smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 4496

Re: TD04 turbo smoking

What I tried doing was when I took the turbo off before to put some hose clamps on the oil return line (there weren't any before and I thought that had fixed the issue - not so, apparently) was I used some degreaser to scrub off some of the crud from the engine bay around that area. having taken the...
by Pielikey
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 turbo smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 4496

Re: TD04 turbo smoking

Thank you for the quick response. It doesn't seem to be smoking out the tailpipe (other than exhaust gas), and it doesn't sound like an exhaust leak at all. When I shut the car off it can continue to smoke for a few minutes. Looking at the turbo it seems like the smoke is coming from the turbo itsel...
by Pielikey
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Turbo
Topic: TD04 turbo smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 4496

TD04 turbo smoking

Hello LegacyCentral.org, (I also posted this to reddit.com/r/subaru) I picked up a 91 legacy SS with a TD04 waay back in January and am just now putting back together all the pieces to get it roadworthy, safe and legal. Unfortunately smoke pouring out of the hood scoop does not make for a very legal...