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oil leak from turbo pipe

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by john24susan, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. john24susan

    john24susan Member

    Apr 10, 2007
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    Hi All, I own a Audi A3 sportsback 2005 TDI 140 bhp with 50,000 miles on the clock and have found droplets of oil on my runway . I have had the car on the ramps and removed the bottom cover and it seem to be coming out of the hose going into the cooler. I removed the pipe and have a small amout of oil from the pipe. I also removed hose from the other side of the cooler and notice a small drop of oil as well . I have run the car for 2weeks and the oil leak from the outlet pipe has started to weep oil again !
    I wonder if anyone has the same problem ?
    Can the cooler be cleaned out in situ or must it be taken out to clean it and if so what with ie cleaning fluid.
    Many thanks John.
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  3. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

    Aug 29, 2007
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    wish I had a runway! :respekt:
  4. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    This is common and ok as long as it is not gushing!

    My car does this and seems fine - just keep up to date with the oil changes/top ups!

    Is it on the passenger side, just where the pipe goes into the intercooler and there is lots of oil goop on the undertray??

    I just cleaned mine off with "gunk" degreaser - you can get this from halfrauds!
  5. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member
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    Feb 26, 2007
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    I had a similar leak sorted out under warranty.

    Not entirely sure what they replaced but the issue was with the joints.


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