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What does this loose pipe do?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Vex182, Aug 26, 2012.

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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    On the back of my K04 is a flexy pipe that goes into a steel fixed one with a nut on the end, sits in the middle of the turbo, just behind the TIP. I guess ita likely to be oil, well when cleaning my tip I noticed it was loose! Very loose! Tinged it up with a 17mm and all seema good. I can upload a picture later when I am at my PC if that helps anyone. Thanks.
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    EGT probe... fit in the hotside of the turbo and they tend to work loose... 17mm spanner (as you have used) and tighten...

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    If its the pipe I think your taking about the it's an oil feed/return for the turbo, a picture will help, and it's a very important pipe
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    Won't be the oil feed/drain if tightened by a 17mm spanner plus if the oil feed was loose you would soon know it as the oil light would come on pronto...

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    Picture time!

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    So thats it in the top right.
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    yeh thats the EGT sensor.
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