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fourstringfletch 12-02-2012 10:31 PM

2009 banjo bolt question
Greetings Gearheads,

Consider this my introduction: I am the proud 2nd owner of a 2009 LGT in Telluride, CO.

First let me thank you for all the great info. I have been researching extensively before buying a LGT and the info here led me to a car that I look forward to loving for many years.

Naturally the first thing I would like to do is ensure that my turbo lasts as many years. Just when I thought I had a handle on the banjo filter issue (I was just about to order the infamous filter kit) I wondered when subaru may have fixed this problem.

My apologies to the dead horse I'm about to kick, but please shed some light on the 2009 banjo bolt update. All I found was a post by bmx045 stating that "1. 09 lgt's don't have a banjo bolt filter from the factory" in a thread about oil.

What changed and what should I do for this beautiful car with 78k miles to make it last another 200k? Any reasons not to use Motul Synthetic or Import Auto Clinic in Montrose, CO? I've crossed Mobil1 off the list.

Thanks again for the wisdom!

Subieaction 12-02-2012 10:53 PM

Change oil every 3k, start saving up for 100k service or you can diy. Just enjoy the car man. And don't start modding at all cost its a endless hole for which no one will ever return :rolleyes:

alegend90 12-03-2012 01:36 PM

Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure after 2006 (or 2007) the banjo bolts leading to the turbo were removed due to the clogging/ oil starvation issues. I believe they also revised the suggested OCI due to oil issues. check the turbo subforum.

ripemeat 12-03-2012 01:58 PM

to clarify:

fourstringfletch 12-06-2012 11:03 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Any additional info on how I might extend the life of my turbo as long as possible would be much appreciated.

ripemeat 12-06-2012 11:06 AM

change the oil with quality synthetic every 3k and use an oem filter

rob-2 12-06-2012 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by ripemeat (Post 4189611)
change the oil with quality synthetic every 3k and use an oem filter

Why is 3K the standard here?

ripemeat 12-06-2012 01:08 PM

because it is.

stuck686 12-06-2012 02:44 PM

warm to quater of guage ebfore hitting boost

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