savestheday Posted July 18, 2012 Share Posted July 18, 2012 While I have always admired the Legacy GT I have never been much of a "newer" car guy. Always had vehicles at least 20 to 30 years old. Classic water cooled VW's, pre-fuel injection Honda's, Old Volvo's, 90's Honda's. But decided a few weeks ago to buy something newer that I could enjoy while I work on my three other older cars. '93 Volvo 240 wagon - Nice stocker that needs a new motor '83 Volvo 2 door - Slammed and soon to be Chevrolet LSx powered '84 VW Rabbit GTI - Honda K-series powered corner carver So I found a 2005 Legacy GT 5MT........ wait for it..... WAGON! Ahh a 5MT wagon. I say "found" but I really mean that is the only one I would actually settle for. Long story short, it was at a small dealer 250 miles from my house. A bit rough around the edges for what I was paying for it but it was the wagon I wanted so I bought it. A few dings and a partial repaint at some point in it's life but a 70k mile car that was 7 years old. Not too bad. Then I was replacing the coolant line from the fluid reservoir to the turbo and noticed it had leaked on the intake boot. So I pulled the intake manifold and got it out to check for leaks since it is a MAF sensor car and they don't like that very much. And Voila! Blown turbo......... http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff231/savesthedaygeoff/IMG_7777.jpg How nice of that turbine wheel to self clearance itself against the housing like that. Trying to squeak some money out of the dealership I bought it from and maybe the Subie dealer since I know the service manager and it is just barely out of warranty. The plan: BNR 16g Downpipe of some sort Catless uppipe Replace both pesky oil lines with quality aftermarket units Open source tune the guy to get it running right Hopefully that will make it reliable. DA%#it I should have bought and Acura TL.... I may throw a TDO4 08+ WRX turbo on it for the time being though. Who knows. Cheers and hopefully you can console me/add some insight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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