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Old 05 Jul 2005, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help High Oil pressure

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I imported a wrx from japan and picked it up yesterday, when the car is turned on the turbo oil pressure goes straight into the red, the car looks like it has been looked after and recently serviced. when i drove the car for a while i could smell burning and there seemed to be some smoke coming from around the turbo area. Could this be a sensor or has the turbo had it ?

ANy help would be great.

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Old 05 Jul 2005, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Has does the car feel when driving it though and if you've been on boost how does it feel then ??

Don't be misled though the smoke you are seeing may well be from the rocker cover gaskets - these are well known to go on the earlier Scoobs. Because of the Flat 4 design the oil leaks out and drips onto the downpipe and you get oily smoke..... When mine had gone it looked like it was coming from the Turbo area. Best to get both done if they are gone as it will only be a matter of time before the other goes (if it hasn't already). Are you getting any smoke from the exhaust ??

I can't really comment on the pressure - anyone else got any ideas ??
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Old 05 Jul 2005, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oil pressure, on mine when first starting I got max pressure on gadge about 6 bar. dropped to 2 bar when hot.
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Oil pressure, on mine when first starting I got max pressure on gadge about 6 bar. dropped to 2 bar when hot.
Its normal to be reading max at cold temps bob?
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cheers lads,

Problem sorted... looks like when customs were going though the interior they removed the gauges and hooked them up wrong, once i disconected them its going much better ... looks like the old gauges are fried .

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Oil pressure, on mine when first starting I got max pressure on gadge about 6 bar. dropped to 2 bar when hot.
Its normal to be reading max at cold temps bob?
I have noticed a differance in oil pressures with the differant oils I have used especally now I have the oil cooler. Semi synthetic gives high pressure when cold about 6 bar but when hot drops to 1.2-1.5 bar Fully synthetic gave 5.5 bar cold and 2 bar hot. At a guess I would say it depends on the thickness of the oil.
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