Before replacing a faulty Subaru turbo charger always investigate why the turbo charger failed to begin with.
It is pointless purchasing a replacement turbo charger from us unless the original reason for the failure is fixed, the replacement Subaru turbo charger will fail unless the original fault has been rectified.
Nearly every time we get a warranty claim it is because of poor lubrication due to lack of maintenance and unprofessional fitting of the replacement Subaru turbo charger, don’t waste your money and our time fitting one of our replacement Subaru turbo chargers if you don’t follow the correct procedure.. we won’t give you a replacement turbo if you don’t fit it properly!
Once you have purchased a replacement Subaru turbo charger from us you need to make sure you know what to do before you fit it to your car, the following procedure is the minimum procedure that must be followed to prevent voiding your warranty.
Please note; collapsed bearings, broken turbo charger shafts and spun turbine retaining nuts are not covered by our warranty as they are a direct result of lubrication problems or incorrect installation of the replacement turbo charger.
If you are in any doubt about how to install the turbo charger you have purchased from us please let us know and we can put you on to a reputable workshop in your area, Ph 0800 634-0065
We sell a lot of turbos every year to customers throughout New Zealand, so please phone Strong for Subaru 0800 634-0054 if you have any questions about this procedure before you proceed: you can find our business hours here.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions or talk you through the process of fitting one of our replacement Subaru turbo chargers.
Most replacement turbo’s fail withing 1~500km of fitment due to incorrect or unprofessional installation and it is critically important to follow all manufacturers installation procedures as well as any extra service bulletins that the manufacturer has issued since the original instructions were printed. New turbo chargers do NOT fail if fitted correctly.
What are the common signs that the replacement turbo has not been fitted properly.
This happens for a number of reasons
So it all comes down to you, have you spent the time to get the engine ready to receive a replacement turbo charger, have you removed ALL the oil feed pipes (including internal pipes and oil sump screen) and properly cleaned them, have you removed all the hoses and the inter-cooler to make sure that there are no foreign objects in them, have you tested the oil supply and pressure tho the turbo charger before final assembly, have you replaced the oil and filter before starting the engine?
If you have done all the above then the replacement turbo charger should last you many 1000’s of km’s, however if not then expect turbo failure at any moment.