seafoamed my 2004 wrx, now my turbo/up pipe is smoking..
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    seafoamed my 2004 wrx, now my turbo/up pipe is smoking..

    I did the seafoam treatment through the bov line slowly, got a ton of carbon out the car and the car runs great now (78k miles) but the turbo and up pipe are smoking now and wont stop. Same smoke that was coming out the tail pipe is coming out them... anyone have any clues thanks

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    all stock parts no aftermarket btw

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    sounds like an exhaust leak
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    if its an exhaust leak, is this even more of a good reason to dive into a turbo back exhaust? ive been on the fence about this because i dont have the tools/space to do this mod myself and think a local place is going to charge me 5+ hours labor to do this install. Plus getting it properly tuned, I have no idea where I would get it tuned in upstate NY. any advice would be appreciated. Thanks guys

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    Well, it's good practice to change the turbo back every time you change the gasket...but I might have that backwards...

    Just confirm that your car is otherwise completely healthy before doing that; but as Sinister said it sounds like an exhaust leak induced by the Seafoamage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnrlove143
    if its an exhaust leak, is this even more of a good reason to dive into a turbo back exhaust? ive been on the fence about this because i dont have the tools/space to do this mod myself and think a local place is going to charge me 5+ hours labor to do this install. Plus getting it properly tuned, I have no idea where I would get it tuned in upstate NY. any advice would be appreciated. Thanks guys
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    sounds like a pre-turbo exhaust leak if the uppipe is leaking....

    A TBE won't do squat for your exhaust leak.
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