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Hi !
I'm about to buy an outback xt 05. The only thing is that the turbo seal is leaking.. So i looked for a used stock OB turbo, but can't seem to find one nearby. I though about buying a used wrx turbo to put it in, but since i'm fairly new to the OB stuff and the turbo stuff, i would like to know which turbo fits in my OB.

Also, the seal is leaking pretty hard, so i would like to know what to check to be sure that everything is fine between the turbo and the motor.

Thanks in advance!
 

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What seal? Gasket? An turbo gasket has nothing to do with the actual health of the turbo. Is oil leaking?

We need more-better information.

The '05 came with a vf40. vf42, vf46 will fit, they are both larger, but the flanges are the same.
 

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Sorry for this, yeah it should be the gasket, the oil is leaking in to the motor. There is a good amount of blue/white smoke coming out of the exausth.

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My mistake, i'm talking about the oil seal inside the turbo, not the gasket. Sorry english isn't my native language, i struggle sometimes..
 

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Whoa, whoa.... it's burning oil and they're saying it's a "turbo seal"?

The only seals on a turbo are at the exhaust side. If the turbo is leaking internally, that's a good sign it's gone toast. There aren't any seals that can be just replaced.

But enough about that, there's a lot of other places that can cause oil burning, and none of them are good and most solutions are expensive. I'd take a good look at your wallet and then set it on fire if you purchase this car.
 

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If you are determined to purchase this car, then take it to a qualified Subaru mechanic, not just Jimbob from down the street. Doesn't have to be a dealership, but just somewhere that works on the turbo versions often, and get a good opinion on the health of the vehicle. If the engine is burning oil, it doesn't matter where it's coming from, it can cause lots of other problems in a cascade effect.

The exhaust valves are known for burning and causing lots of problems, as well as the turbo destroying itself and then putting metal into the engine.
 

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Thanks for the advice! I'll ask someone qualified to take a look at it, i though it was just a simple turbo replacement job..
 

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It could be, or it could Not. The spool needs to be pulled right away to determine what damage the failure has done.

I hope to h*ll you are not drivng or running it. Every turn of the crank could be doing potential damage.

That said. I blew the turbine shaft in 3 pieces on my 2006 just about a year ago. I pulled the DP, saw what happened. drained the oil, saw there was no contamination. Then I turned off the oil feed to it...an kept it out of the boost and drove for a few days while I got a turbo off ebay.

You just need to have a Subaru wrench, familiar with the issue.

Where are you located?
 
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