Turbo failure is all too common. There are many factors leading to this: Oil quality is a major one. Also, many people aren't informed that turbos need time to cool down after operation.
Turbos can spin in excess of 80,000 rpm. This extreme speed allows the build up of friction and heat, the #1 enemy of moving parts.
Subaru installed screens in the turbo oiling system. Left unchecked, these screens can cause turbo wear or even engine failure.
You dont need to be a victim! Keep a high grade synthetic oil in your turbo car. Stay on top of your oil change intervals.(check levels between changes to ensure safe operation)
If you are already experiencing a problem: low boost, lack of performance, noise on acceleration, heavy smoke on start, you need to act quickly to keep your car safe. If you experience any turbo failure symptom, the best course of action is to not risk further damage A tow is much less expensive then an engine or turbo replacement.
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The unit on the left is a normal turbo. The blades on the right most turbo fan are deformed.
Here is another turbo fan from a damaged unit, clearly showing deformed blades.