03 wrx burning alot of oil with smoke out tail pipe...
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This is a discussion on 03 wrx burning alot of oil with smoke out tail pipe... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i noticed my wrx had a grayish smoke coming out of the tailpipe a few weeks ago. i finaley took ...

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    03 wrx burning alot of oil with smoke out tail pipe...

    i noticed my wrx had a grayish smoke coming out of the tailpipe a few weeks ago. i finaley took it to the shop and it had barly any oil left. it started around the same time i put a turbo back and cobb intake on. i heard a few different things about this???? any thoughts

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    Why settle for thoughts from people that haven't seen the car when you've already had the car at a shop? They diagnosed it, right? What did they say the problem is?
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    i didnt take it to a dealer. took it to local shop. they dont know a tun about turbo cars. they seem to think its my engine but its runing fine.

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    i just read somewhere that if there is smoke out the tail pipe with a lot of oil missing that it is most likely the turbo leaking oil to the hot side of the turbo and down the downpipe?

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    "I didn't read all the replies, but to the OP, Go to the dealership ASAP and have them take a look at your Turbo. I would be willing to bet that the bearing in your turbo is starting to go out, and is causing oil to leak into the exhaust. If your car is smoking out the tailpipe, then I am sure that is the problem.

    That exact thing happened to my car recently and the bearing material that wore away got into the engine oil, thus causing catastrophic failure. My car only had about 67,000 miles on it. My Turbo had about 1/8" of shaft play, and the exhaust housing/downpipe were dripping in oil...that is about the most I have ever heard of without causing a complete destruction of the components."


    think this sounds like my car to a T...

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    It is possibly the turbo but that's not the only option. I'd recommend taking it to a shop familiar with the car. An independent Subaru specialist will do, it doesn't have to be a dealer.
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    yea im gona try to find a place to take it sat. just hope it isnt the engine...

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