2007 Sportback A3 2.0TDI S-Line.
S Tronic + F1 paddles | Bluetooth | Rear Parking Sensors | FBSW | RSNE | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Full Leather
MODS : S3 Rear Bumper | 2011 Front End | 2011 Xeonons + DRL | Black Grill + Rings | 18" RS6 Alloys
PLANS: Coilovers | Remap + DPF | Porsche Calipers | New wheels
By the look's of it your turbo bearings/seals are worn and passing oil. Take the intake pipe of your turbo and check for end float/up and down play in the shaft and that should give some indication to what is wrong. It maybe that your turbo needs replacing/rebuilding. Hope everything works out.
im pretty sure the pipes have oil in them anyway?
Looks like the insides of just about every TDI intercooler pipework I have seen.
Looks a common sight to me on the TDI's. Personally dont think nothings wrong.
Good to see we have a medic on the forum some of the things people do here could give me a heart attack !!
I would say that was worse than normal.
My car blew its turbo on wed nite and my pipes are like that so would say your turbo is on its way out!!
Just my opinion tho..
Its the oil passed from the breather pipe on top of the engine, all of them do this, you could fit a catch can to help eliminate this issue.
It can be sign of worn seals but dont panic just yet, anyother signs of turbo wear like limp modes, power on/off, high pitched whistle?
OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS
PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK
2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!