Hey guys, got a 04 wrx and every once in a while ill have a coolent smell and smoke coming from my turbo area. maybe like once every 3 weeks ill notice when i stop smoke will be coming from the back right side of the car. right by the turbo. anyone have this problem? turbo seals maybe.. the place where i bought her from about 10months ago said they replaced them any ideas!?
take your heat shield off and take a good look at your turbo. hoses would be the first way to go. try to locate where the drip is coming from exactly. it's difficult to diagnos without detailed info. if the seals were broken on the turbo you'd probably see smoke coming out the tailpipe to some degree. and this place where you bought the car from probably did not replace the seals on the turbo, as it would pretty much require a rebuild and finding the parts for an IHI turbo for rebuild would be difficult.