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Brett 05-02-2013 10:15 AM

97k miles on my 08. what should i replace?
 
obviously the t-belt and such, but wear and tear items are more of my concern. what bushings should i replace and should i expect problems to start arising?

c-lo 05-02-2013 10:23 AM

you can start here: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ol-200435.html

there is a regular scheduled maintenance you should be sticking to. you'll need to address things like your timing belt, water pump, drive belts, are you turbo? if so, you'll want to inspect that.

Brett 05-02-2013 01:13 PM

what are signs of a bad turbo? mine seems fine, but i really don't know how to tell if it's breaking, besides noise, lack of power, or whatever

c-lo 05-02-2013 01:25 PM

I've heard some lasting over 100k. I replaced my first at 98k. it had a little shaft play in it, but definitely had some more time. replaced my second at 118k or so. it probably had another month on it if that. had some shaft play that was near hitting the sides of the turbo.

you could pull the DP and inspect the turbo, look for shaft play, check for leaks. if you plan on keeping the car, I'd consider swapping it out for another.

I'm bone stock (see my sig below). current turbo is a rebuild from 6starspeed.com. He also gave me $100 back when I mailed him my old turbo because the core was still good.

Brett 05-02-2013 02:32 PM

was the second one oem or aftermarket?

c-lo 05-02-2013 06:38 PM

all oem. I drive 60miles+ a day and it's fast enough for me;)

Brett 05-03-2013 09:33 AM

before i pull the dp, i'll need a gasket. i'm re-using the gasket from my old dp and i think that's why i can smell some oil when i accelerate.
everything still feels as good as when i got it, so i believe my turdbo is in decent shape. it flutters when it spools but thats about it.

c-lo 05-03-2013 09:46 AM

there's alot to consider. I change my oil every 3-4k. that said, this last turbo at 118k or so was definitely burning oil. I still suggest pulling the dp and looking. if there is play in spool, you are going to want to swap it out. ignoring it will be the death of your engine when it goes.

Max Capacity 05-03-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 4414780)
what are signs of a bad turbo? mine seems fine, but i really don't know how to tell if it's breaking, besides noise, lack of power, or whatever

Learn how it sounds, mine had the P0011, P0022 CEL. then for the next 1000 miles or so it whinned, the day it whistled I stopped driving it and replaced the vf40 with a vf52 that was at 142,000 miles.

My engine was fine.

Brett 05-03-2013 12:38 PM

so far so good. i'll check it in a few weeks.
how do you like the vf52, max? i'm considering that as my replacement when the time comes


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