I read one topic about an up-pipe cat coming apart and destroying the turbocharger? I'm VERY new to turbocharged motors and have no idea what an "up-pipe" is. Perhaps an engine bay shot pointing out/highlighting what it is would be very helpful.
I'm also wondering what year models this affected and if there was a recall issued. I'm buying a 2005 WRX Wagon this weekend with 65K miles. They say the issue needs to be corrected between 50K and 70K (which is about when it happened to the poster's friend, I think?).
Anyway... more info would be great!