02 bugeye turbo oil mesh! help!
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This is a discussion on 02 bugeye turbo oil mesh! help! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I just stumbled upon this today: "Subaru has published Service Bulletin # 02-103-07 that identifies a factory design related ...

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    02 bugeye turbo oil mesh! help!

    So I just stumbled upon this today:
    "Subaru has published Service Bulletin # 02-103-07 that identifies a factory design related problem with premature clogging of the oil mesh screen located inside the oiling system that supplies the turbo charger on all model turbo charged cars. A clogged screen will result in oil starvation and turbo charger failure. Subaru has reduced their recommended oil drain interval in half, as a solution, from 7,500 miles to 3,750 miles (3-3/4 months) and requires the oil mesh screen to be inspected, and possibly serviced, at every oil change. With this Subaru factory related design issue, AMSOIL INC. therefore must recommend customers follow the new Subaru oil change interval of 3,750 miles or 3-3/4 months until Subaru resolves this issue."

    I have an 02 Wrx 65k miles. Amsoil fully synthetic oil every 7000 mi. I use their aftermarket P.I. (performance improver) fluid every now and then. Do I need to be worried about the above? Also I called the dealership and they said it costs 999.99 and mesh should be cleaned every 30k or so. Thats frigging expensive. I also read online that yhe passenger side mesh does not need to be cleaned/removed, its the drivers side, and that happens to be easier to do. I live in CT and was wondering what to do next!

    I appreciate any help!

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    Neither worry nor the use of Amsoil products is necessary. The bulletin, like all bulletins, specifies affected models. Yours is not affected.
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    remove/replace the banjo bolt that has the mesh in it. People have been doing that for years since this has been a known issue among the community.
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    Yeah well known long time issue. The fix is to delete the screen. Done.
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    Does anyone know if this can be done at home? Any pictures would help too! If so what are the tools needed and if not how much can I expect to pay to get it done prOfessionally. Thanks a lOt guys!

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