Badger5Sky Insurance
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760

    oil leak trouble

    hi
    got to work about a hour ago, and thought id check my oil level, overfilled by 4 or 5 mill.
    Any way check the level still a few mil over.
    Then double checked and it straight after and it says min.
    Hmmm thats odd, checked a few more times and still at min.
    looked under the car, about a litre of oil on the floor wtf.
    Moved the car to different spot, feels like the rear tyre is egg shaped.
    Had a quick check under the car to see where its come from.
    its not from the sump (just changed for brand new one) and its clean no oil.
    its coming from the back of the engine somewhere.
    any ideas, would it really just drop the oil when i remove the dipstick (back pressure of some sort)
    Any ideas and ingo much appreciated

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    turbo oil return pipe split?

  4. #3
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    thanks dave
    audi want £100 for the oil return feed line from the turbo.
    Any cheaper options?

  5. #4
    beachbuggy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,744
    so the oil return pipe on these has a bendy bit in the middle, which is wrapped in a mesh covering and inside this is a corrigated plastic tube. the corrigated inside bit is the part that cracks, or at least ive seen. An option is to cut the pipe above and below the mexh flexy bit to remove it and it's couplings then use a piece, about 25cm's long of oil pipe, and jubilee clips to hold it onto the existing metal pipework on the return. Just ensure the pipe you use can take oil and the temperature and it should be fine.

  6. #5
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Thanks for your help Dan
    Just got home and will check the flexi.

  7. #6
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    so a quick update.
    Couldnt find the leak on the return pipe.
    It turned out to be the oil feed pipe to the turbo, when i took the feed of i noticed the bottom washer was missing.
    34 pence later and the oil leak has stopped. cost me 20 quid in oil though.

  8. #7
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    could have been worse, well done for spotting it....

  9. #8
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    thanks
    i wouldnt want to try and undo the return feed of the bottom of the turbo, it looks like a right mare.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Oil Leaked
    By langtonr in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27th January 2006, 23:48
  2. OIl Leak - Help Please
    By cbass in forum General Technical / How To
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th September 2004, 20:29
  3. Oil Leak 4 days after i bought car
    By imported_andrew74 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th July 2004, 12:28
  4. Oil leak found after having car at dealers
    By ianburtney in forum General Technical / How To
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th June 2004, 08:19
  5. Oil Leak found after having car at dealer
    By ianburtney in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th June 2004, 08:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO