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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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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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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Re: Turbo oil return line leak?

Post by jefferson » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:31 am

I think I have this same issue, but the only place I can see oil drips is the exhaust manifold studs on the bottom of the head. Can not see how in the heck it is getting there. Where were your drips noticeable? I got a new valve cover gasket, but I really doubt it is going to take care of the problem.
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