06 Subaru Outback engine and turbo dead 2 weeks after buying—what to do?

Asked by Dead_Buru May 24, 2018 at 08:50 PM about the 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Wagon AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi all,

My 06 Outback XT died two weeks after I bought it.
Mechanic says I need a new engine and turbo. What
should I do?


1 Answer


The 2005+ 2.5T combos were notoriously bad. I'd investigate swapping in a 2.5i (with dry head gaskets), even though you'd have to swap out the ECM, harnesses, etc. Otherwise dump the car, as the turbo iteration was a nightmare.

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