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[Apr. 21st, 2008|11:10 am]
The Veritable TechNinja
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DAMMIT.

The turbo on my car just ate itself on the way in to work this morning. It's going to be at _least_ $2000 to fix it.

EDIT: I just had it picked up by Graham of AutoSport Engineering. He used to work on the Prodrive and Lancia WRC teams. He's got direct factory hookups at STi. I think he can handle it.
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[User Picture]From: elysenotelsie
2008-04-21 03:23 pm (UTC)
Not cool. I feel for you.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2008-04-21 04:03 pm (UTC)
84,000 miles, so technically I'm close to the turbo's planned obsolescence. Sumbitch. I've got a guy at work who knows a guy in Dearborn Heights who has a flatbed and could do it this weekend, plus I know a racer who might have a hookup but I can't get a hold of him. Got a hold of AutoSport Engineering who said they could look at it tomorrow, but they're probably expensive as they're a rally car shop. No way in hell am I going to take it to the dealer, they'll shaft me for sure.
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[User Picture]From: torqueandflip
2008-04-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
How exactly does that happen.
I have my first car with a turbo and it has been on my mind.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2008-04-21 04:05 pm (UTC)
In my case, it's likely a clog or failure in the line that delivers engine oil to the turbo to lube and cool it that failed. Don't go to cheapie oil change places, or even run synthetic if you want to be totally safe. Definitely go for shorter oil change intervals than the manual states, anything less than 5K is risky.
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