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Help with oil from Turbo area

B5NUT Mar 19, 2014

  1. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hope someone can give me some advice on this, I'm seeing a fair bit of oil around the turbo, the car has done 180K miles and this is a build up of those miles, it looks to be from the turbo as I cannot see any other sources it could be from. Also the pipe going to the throttle body have a coating of oil.

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    I've taken a picture of the blades but cannot see any oil on them

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    Does this look like the the cold side seals are failing?
     
  2. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Pulled the intercoolers off today and this is what I found

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    Cannot think of any other way that much oil would get into the intercoolers, I think there is a good 200ml on the ground + the intercoolers and pipe work are all coated.
     
  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Looks like this could be normal after 8 years & 180K, will just have to keep an eye on it over the next few months.
     
  4. gupsterg

    gupsterg Active Member

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    On the turbo the plastic piece which you removed in ETKA/ELSA is called pulsation damper (Link:- My thread), the crankcase ventilation hose links to that and IMO creates oil residue.

    One forum member who had a 3.0 TDi A6 and went through similar work as me/you has added a oil catch can to reduce oily vapour getting into intake/that area.
     
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  5. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks, You don't have a link to the catch can, was looking around for something like that
     
  6. gupsterg

    gupsterg Active Member

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    Use the contact page on this site Link:- AirShox - Professinally Refurbished

    The owner/refurbisher if memory serves me correct made a custom oil catch can, I'm sure he would make you one or advise further.

    I'll also email him a link to this thread, perhaps he will come on here or PM you.
     

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