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    Oil cooled or Water cooled?

    Hello All,

    Is a IHI VF53 Turbo on a 2010 WRX Water cooled or oil cooled?

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    Yes.

    Lol I'm pretty sure (not an expert) that all stock Subaru turbos (of which I believe the vf53 is one) have both flowing through them. Oil mostly for lubing but I imagine has some cooling effect and water/coolant for the primary mechanism of cooling. It's why there is no cool down procedure (or turbo timer needed) for Subarus with turbos. The cooling system uses thermal siphoning after the motor is off to continue to circulate coolant until things have cooled down.
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    FYI, it's a VF52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Yes.

    Lol I'm pretty sure (not an expert) that all stock Subaru turbos (of which I believe the vf53 is one) have both flowing through them. Oil mostly for lubing but I imagine has some cooling effect and water/coolant for the primary mechanism of cooling. It's why there is no cool down procedure (or turbo timer needed) for Subarus with turbos. The cooling system uses thermal siphoning after the motor is off to continue to circulate coolant until things have cooled down.
    Thank you for the response, I kept hearing that they used both but i was unsure as i thought it would have to be one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    FYI, it's a VF52.
    Haha, oops.

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    Maybe VF53s are magic cooled, because I've never seen one
    I hear the 2029 WRX will have VF53 turbo and will be unicorn blood cooled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Maybe VF53s are magic cooled, because I've never seen one
    WTLW duh. Everyone knows they use manatee oil and it's OEM on the 2016 jdm wrx deluxe spec g
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    WTLW duh. Everyone knows they use manatee oil and it's OEM on the 2016 jdm wrx deluxe spec g
    Actually the 2016 jdm wrx deluxe spec g st gle ef will have dual vf53's. It's a limited run of 291778 cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    Actually the 2016 jdm wrx deluxe spec g st gle ef will have dual vf53's. It's a limited run of 291778 cars.
    See now that's just being silly.




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