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    My New Subie Is Smokin!! HELP PLEASE

    Whats up guys im kinda worried my sti has something wrong with it. Yesterday i went for a drive and did a couple pulls, shifting at 5.5k. When i pull up in my driveway i see some white smoke coming out of the right side of my hood. i popped it the smoke seemed like it was coming from the turbo area. It was really hard to tell where it was coming from it couldve been anything around my turbo. Anyways my cars got 130k on it, completely stock. I just bought the car from a dealer where they had it inspected at a local subaru dealership so why is this happening to me? Thanks guys looking forward to what answers are ahead

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    Find the fluid and leak. Either coolant, oil, or more rarely steering fluid. Find out which and why.
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    i def will check my fluids. If my fluids are good do think my turbo is going bad? Im also worried about my pistons, not that my engine has acted up but because i have 130k on my sti and i will be getting a compression and leak down test soon.

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    A motor that fails at only 130K has had bad maintenance, bad luck, or bad design.

    The turbo receives both oil and coolant. The supply and return are more likely to fail than the unit itself.

    First find the leak. Use a flashlight and mirror if needed. Look for moisture or residue.
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    Check your axle boot under the turbo, mine went bad and was slinging grease onto the exhaust....good luck

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    Does it smell sweet like coolant?
    Or does it smell like oil burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinskits Velvet View Post
    Check your axle boot under the turbo, mine went bad and was slinging grease onto the exhaust....good luck
    My first guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Find the fluid and leak. Either coolant, oil, or more rarely steering fluid. Find out which and why.
    Second guess.

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