Turbocharger Oil Supply Mesh Screen – Subaru All Turbo Equipped Vehicles

NUMBER: 02-103-07R
DATE: 10/29/07

APPLICABILITY: All Turbo Equipped Vehicles
SUBJECT: Turbocharger Oil Supply Mesh Screen



This bulletin is for informational purposes only.

Turbocharged engines require proper maintenance especially when the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, such as moderate to hard acceleration and engine braking on a somewhat regular basis.

In any case, it is recommended that the engine oil and filter be changed every 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or 3-3/4 months.


In addition, the mesh screen which is located inside the banjo bolt that secures the turbocharger oil supply pipe to the back of the right side cylinder head should be checked to make sure it is not clogged or restricted especially if the condition of the oil is questionable or as to when the last oil change was performed. If clogged or restricted, it will reduce or cut off the oil supply to the turbo resulting in failure. The oil supply pipe should also be checked to make sure that there are no obstructions. Note: The mesh screen is only available with a replacement banjo bolt.


Banjo bolt and Mesh Screen
(note direction of screen)

Banjo bolt and Mesh Screen

  • Make sure the mesh screen is installed in the proper direction; incorrect installation will cut off oil supply to the turbo.
  • Do not confuse the oil supply mesh screen with the Active Valve Control System (AVCS) union screw filter. Refer to Service Bulletin 02-97-05, dated 10/06/05.
  • When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, the engine oil is consumed
    more quickly than under normal driving conditions due to high intake manifold vacuum during engine braking and higher temperatures; the engine oil level should be checked at every fuel fill up. For additional examples of severe driving conditions, refer to the Warranty & Maintenance Booklet.


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