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oil in turbo and vacum line to nowhere??

today i took my intercooler off just ### i was curious and i noticed that the turbo had a lot of black oily stuff in it and all the intake lines were kinda oily too. does that mean my turbo is toast? or is it normal?

also i found a vacum line leading from my intake to behind the engine that wasnt attached to anything. upon closer inspection i noticed that someone had stuck a bottle cap in it to block it off. is it supposed to be like that or should it be attached to something?

where the hose was when i found it
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Oil coming out of the turbo compressor outlet is definetely a sign of bad turbo seal.

The line you are referring to with the bottle cap on the end is your recirculating hose to your BOV. I take it you have a VTA bov? I would get rid of that thing and get a stock bpv or a hybrid bov. (my dos pennies)

If you don't want to get a new bov, you can go to a local auto parts store and get a cap for it. They are made of rubber and expand when you tighten them to make for a better seal than that bottle cap.

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yes i do have a vta bov

and what can i do about the bad turbo seal?
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Start shopping for injectors and a turbo.

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could it be anything besides a bad seal? and could i possibly fix the turbo? just wondering before i go buy a new turbo
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Could replace it with another stock turbo.

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would it be possible to rebuild the turbo?
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depends on how bad off the turbo is...you could just buy another stock turbo used for around 100 bucks which is way cheaper than any rebuild...unless you want to mod the turbo i say just buy one used off somerwhere like NASIOC or even craigslist

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Im pretty sure you can get the td-04 rebuilt, it is about $250 if i remember right. I had mine inspected and sandblasted and hardware replaced to a point that it looked brand new. I took mine to Majestic turbochargers in Waco, TX but I think you could mail it to them and you could also call them to ask if the they can replace seals/rebuild your td-04 turbo.

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or you can go to Blouch Turbo for a rebuild there in PA...about 2 hours from Bellefonte in Lebanon...they'll rebuild and upgrade your turbo to the 19T compressor for $325

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my plan is buy a used stock turbo to put on for now and keep my old one til i have money to rebuild it or just get a bigger one. so if anyone has a stock turbo in good condition let me know
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I will in a few weeks here in Washington. Still waiting for my 20G to come.

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or you can go to Blouch Turbo for a rebuild there in PA...about 2 hours from Bellefonte in Lebanon...they'll rebuild and upgrade your turbo to the 19T compressor for $325
This is a great way to go. One of the local guys did this immediately to the TD04 when he bought his WRX. I could have sworn he had a larger turbo with how well it performed.

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well, it is bigger....it also requires upgrading injectors and supporting mods.

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ok so i got a used td04 turbo and a turboxs uppipe today. doing the install this weekend using this tutorial: DIY: VF34 turbo on WRX (with pictures!) - ClubWRX Forum - Subaru Impreza WRX and STi Community and Forums

anyone have anything to add or advice? it would be greatly appreciated as this is my first time doing anything with a turbo
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