I have had my 2011 WRX for just over a year now and it has been a great car so far. I am running a stage 1 TP tune and the rest of the car is bone stock.
While merging on the freeway the other day I drop into 3rd and heard a very strange noise coming from my engine. It sounded like a loud squealing/sucking noise coming from the drivers side of the intercooler. I also have little to no boost. My first thought was a loose hose of some kind. I took a look at it and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary.
I took the car in to the dealer and after about 3 hours of waiting they told me they are going to have to replace the turbo since they couldn't see anything else that could have been wrong.
Now I am a noob when it comes to this stuff but a bad turbo seems odd to me. The noise alone doesn't sound like It's coming from my turbo, plus the squeal makes me think that isn't the issue. Any ideas of what else this could be? I would think the subaru techs would be competent enough to figure out the problem. I guess a brand new, free turbo isn't a bad thing but I just want to be sure that is the problem.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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