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This is a discussion on VF52 Turbo oil feed stainless steel replacement within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi All, I acquired a 2011 WRX last December and since then I've had the turbo oil feed line crack ...

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    VF52 Turbo oil feed stainless steel replacement

    Hi All,

    I acquired a 2011 WRX last December and since then I've had the turbo oil feed line crack on me twice. I don't tamper with the turbo nor have I've done any performance upgrades.

    The previous owner installed a tsudo 3" down pipe and flashed it to stage 2 but said he never had any issues. I'm not sure if I still believe that but regardless, I am trying to correct this issue. The car currently is in the same state that I bought it in.

    I've done some research and found these two options as a stainless steel replacement to the poor quality OEM feed line that will fit the stock IHI VF52 turbo.

    Turbo Oil Feed Line SUBARU AVCS IHI VF40 VF46 VF52
    P&L Motorsports Turbo Oil Feed Line | P&L MotorsportsP&L Motorsports

    Does anyone have experience with either one of these options or know of another reliable and solid solution?

    Thank you in advance for your input.

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    I don't see you going wrong with any of these. Personally I like to stay with oem parts with things like this.
    Having that line crack twice sounds a bit strange, I'd like to know why it keeps cracking. But if the previous owner is being truthful and all it had was the downpipe that wouldn't cause it unless he was banging on the pipe with a ratchet or wrench. You don't need to touch the turbo other then removing some bolts on the downpipe

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    Nsibanez, thank you for your input. I certainly agree with your take on OEM parts and I took that route the first time it cracked. But after having the second one crack under 600 miles leaves me to believe this part is just poorly made. Rather than taking a chance with a third OEM part, I want to get something I do not need to worry about for the rest of my ownership of this car.

    I emailed each manufacturer and am waiting on a reply about the computability of both lines.

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    That's definitely understandable. Hope whichever one you go with works out this time.


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