Turbo oil return line leak?

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Turbo oil return line leak?

Post by gemiller » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:17 am

Anyone make a replacement return line kit for these cars or know of one that works? Also, how in the world do I get to it? It seems near impossible to replace? I've got it dripping on my header making a nasty smell. Not enough that I see oil loss of any notability but the burnt oil smell is obnoxious. Thanks in advance!
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2013 WRX Premium Sedan

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Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

Post by mike-tracy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:14 pm

You'll have to pull the turbo to replace that line. I always replace it with OEM, but I believe you could get an aftermarket one on Amazon or ebay. I used worm drives to secure it, instead of the factory clamps.
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Josh Colombo wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:23 am
Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

Post by PaulMcP80 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:36 pm

Wait, there are Legacy-dedicated oil return lines and other spares on Amazon? Are they standard Subaru models, or more recent parts that happen to fit on older cars?

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Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

Post by mike-tracy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:24 pm

Standard for Subaru through 2007 at least. I picked one for a WRX, or STI, same part.

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Josh Colombo wrote:
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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