I have a 2.0L 97 forester.... not enough grunt.... am thinking of adding a turbo system to help its lack of enthusiasm.. i have acquired for next to nothing a Garrett T00358 turbo.. is this a turbo worth considering for the subi????? can anyone suggest a turbo system for the 97 2.0L model that is available in Australia? any help anyone could offer on this would be freekin fantastic
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Re: turbo systems for a 97 2L forester
Hi Stu, A turbo only starts to help above 3000rpm. To instal a used one is questionable as they can be a real pain with internal oil leaks! Plus you will need to find an oil supply and return.
Your best bet is to give it a good cleaning an wax job, trade it in on a real 'grunter'! Frankster016
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Best I can tell this is a diesel truck? I know diesel, but
depending on age could be injectors, possibly Diesel injection pump hopefully not. The fuel is black? Someone is putting old engine lubricating oil in the fuel tank. It will increase the problem of black smoke. It may also have a bad smell because of the engine oil. If the turbo is not spinning properly (high pitched whine) the bearings may be bad and it's not getting enough air into the engine. This would also explain the smoke problem. Take it to a Diesel specialist!
This could be Low Fluids in trans, Or Fluid from the slave cylynder has air in it or low in the resavoir. It seems the clutch is not engaging due to lack of pressure from the slave cylynder not pushing the pressure plate hard enough and in return causing the tranny to make a grunting sound
this is normal as there isn`t enough freon to keep the clutch on long enough to do anything thus lack of pressure in the system.also there won`t be enough freon and pressure in the system to show up any leak if there is one.
Before you start on your turbo kit, you need to make sure you can tune your PCM for the added turbo kit and that you have an fuel system to support the extra boost.
The turbo kit installation is the easy part, having the fuel system and PCM program is another. Not having the right program will cause you an expensive project, keep me posted, be glad to help you get your turbo installed without additional expensive cost.
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What color is the power steering fluid? If it is dark and/or grayish you may have a power steering pump which has ground itself to death. While grinding itself....it has contaminated the complete system. The cure in most Ford products with this PS pump is a complete power steering pump replacement and steering rack change with a good hose/line flushing before reconnecting.
The system could be low on oil. The compressor will shut itself down if it detects a lack of oil or refrigerant. Try adding compressor oil (comes in a can similar to the R-134A) to see if the compressor will stay engaged long enough to accept a charge. It's also possible that the system has so much air in it that it needs to be evacuated before refrigerant can be added. I'd try to add the oil and see if you have better sucess adding refrigerant REMINDER: Have AC on HIGH when adding refrigerant with car running
Hope this helps with your AC problem. Please post back with any other questions. Best of luck.
There are a few different things that will cause you to destroy turbos. It is very important that when you change the turbo you also change the mesh filter inside of the banjo bolt in the oil feed line to the turbo. This filter tends to get filled with sludge if you are not changing the oil enough, using poor quality oil, or if your turbo has gone bad, metal get stuck in this filter. Also make sure there is no metal pieces left in the oil feed line or any where else in the system.
You may also want to look into getting a turbo timer. This will give the turbo adequate time to cool down after driving, reducing the chance of warping the turbo.