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Old 11 Jul 2011, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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98 subaru is burning oil/gas

I've got a 98 impreza turbo that is burning a mixture of oil and gas. Could this be caused by a head gasket going out? Removed the intercooler last weekend and found that when you push on the throttle body gas blowing into the intercooler. There is not a lot, but enough to warrant me to look further for issues. Also when I am driving it is blowing out a lot of white smoke that smells of oil and gas. Would a blown head gasket also cause the car to have a hard time starting up as well? Also have some oil in the intercooler, is this normal? Thanks.
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 98 subaru is burning oil/gas

sounds very head gasketie to me fella,get a test done,it's normal to find some oil in the tmic..
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Also when I am driving it is blowing out a lot of white smoke that smells of oil and gas. Thanks.
It could also be a blown coolant seal in the turbo. "Leaking coolant in the downpipe causing the white smoke"
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Are you able to replace the coolant seals in the turbo? The biggest thing that worries me is the gas that is getting pushed back towards the intercooler.
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