I own a 2006 WRX. It currently has just over 43,000 miles. During the past few months, I started to notice a significant oil smell following highway travel (i.e. coming to a stop at the end of an off-ramp after getting off an interstate highway).
After doing some research on here, I came to the conclusion that I might have some oil in the stock TMIC. I brought my car into a local Subaru dealer today to have somebody look at it. Sure enough, the mechanics found oil dripping off the intercooler hose and found oil in the intercooler.
On the invoice, the mechanics additionally stated "Turbo seals leaking needs turbo about 1600.00 to replace". When I arrived back home, I promptly took a look at my warranty paperwork. According to my records, my vehicle's 60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty expires 05/20/11. Is the turbocharger covered under this warranty?
More importantly, though, whether the turbocharger is covered under this warranty or not, would I be running the risk of causing the same harm to my stock turbocharger if my current aftermarket configuration remains as it is now?:
1.) COBB TBE
2.) COBB APv2.0 w/ Stage 2 91oct map
3.) NGK One Step Colder iridium spark plugs
4.) K&N Typhoon™ Air Intake Kit