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Subaru Legacy GT IHI VF40 turbo rebuild

We have been extremely busy with turbo rebuilds and finally have pictures of a turbo rebuild we did for a customer in Anchorage, Alaska. This is an IHI VF40 turbocharger that came off a 2005 Subaru Forester. The turbo was in very bad shape when we received it for the overhaul. Customer complained of major oil consumption and smoking from the exhaust pipe. Inspection revealed a broken turbine rotor shaft and major damage to all components. . Complete rebuild was chosen as a solution. After final cost analysis we decided a whole new cartridge, CHRA, was the most cost effective solution for the customer. We replaced the CHRA to make this turbo 100% new. We disassembled the turbo, cleaned compressor housing and media blasted the turbine housing.


2005-2007 Subaru Legacy GT
2005-2007 Subaru Outback
2005-2007 Subaru Baja
2003-2008 Subaru Forester XT… EJ25 engine

Pictures of the finished product:

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  1. i have a 05 legacy gt vf40 turbo was wondering cost to have it rebuilt best to worse case scenario please and thanks

  2. Thank you for your interest. IHI VF40 turbo rebuilds start at $300. This
    includes labor, our upgraded rebuild kit, and balancing. Worst case
    scenario, if your turbo suffered a serious failure and not
    salvageable, the cost is $450. Return shipping typically costs $20.
    The current rebuild lead time is 4-5 business days.

    Upgrade options:
    1. Stage 1 billet compressor wheel; fit the factory housing without
    modifications. It can also be used without an ECU retune. As-is, the
    gains are in the 20-30hp range. With an ECU recalibration, gains of
    40+hp are possible. The cost is an additional $90.
    2. Ceramic coating of the turbine housing and bearing housing(center
    housing). The cost is an additional $75.

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