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So I know a bunch of you probably don't know me, or don't care that I'm back. It's cool, I don't blame you. I just wanted to say that I have returned to the forums with a silver 2005 Legacy GT. If all goes according to plan I'll have the car tomorrow.


However, this car is significantly different from my last Subie (92 Legacy L 2WD) so I do have a couple questions. I recall a long time ago some snippets about the banjo bolt on the turbo getting clogged and starving the turbo for oil. More info on this would be greatly appreciated. Component locations, part number, price, and replacement intervals from a long time owner would be appreciated.


Also, from what I recall reading on the forums a long time ago I remember that there is an issue with the turbo being in the way when you go to change the spark plugs. Any info on this, including what is in the way of the spark plugs, would be awesome.


Also, what is the deal with aftermarket radios? I want a double din touch screen unit with navigation (Stock would be fine) but I'm unsure how to go about this with the factory CD changer installed. I've seen people install the navigation and all kinds of aftermarket equipment in the spot where the factory navigation would be but what happens to the stock CD changer? Do I just leave it unplugged, because that doesn't really work for me in terms of fit and finish. Any insight would be great.


It's good to be back. :)

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Welcome back,

You want to remove the filter in the banjo bolt on the back of the passenger side head.

The turbo is not in the way of the plugs.


All the info is on hear.


Oh Make sure you CHECK the OIL LEVEL often and TOP it off AS NEEDED. Never let it run LOW on oil.

305,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.


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As stated above, remove the banjo bolt filter and dont replace it. Get this...http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/new-filtered-turbo-oil-supply-line-available-now-173223.html


and this.....



The banjo bolt can be found here......




Just below the up pipe flange in between the hardline. 17mm head. I obviously had the downpipe and up pipe off so it was much easier to get to.

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