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Old 08-21-2009, 07:39 PM
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Oil in Turbo Tubes

What would cause oil in the stainless tubes coming out of my turbo? What can I do to fix it? I have 2000 f 250.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:50 PM
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It is perfectly normal. Our trucks like all other vehicles on the road have a crank case vent. If you look the drivers side valve cover has a breather that is plumbed into the intake tube. That is where you are getting the oil from. There are ways to keep the oil out by routing the breather else where and plugging the intake. There are also ways to run the vent threw a catch can than to the intake.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:59 PM
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I have a theory that the oil in the tubes also makes the intercooler less effective. I pull mine out every so often, and hot wash the inside of the intercooler with hot water and degreaser. ( like simple green or that purple stuff from coastal.) I lay it flat on the ground with the tubes sticking up and fill it with the hot water until it comes to the top of the other tube. Then sit and watch all the crud float to the top. If you ever wanted to know what makes it into your intake tract, you will find out this way. Dump it and blow it dry with a leaf blower. Probably totally un-needed maintnence, but it helps me sleep at night.

I need to set up a charge air temp guage and get before and after numbers just to see if it has any effect at all.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:02 PM
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I have a theory that the oil in the tubes also makes the intercooler less effective. I pull mine out every so often, and hot wash the inside of the intercooler with hot water and degreaser. ( like simple green or that purple stuff from coastal.) I lay it flat on the ground with the tubes sticking up and fill it with the hot water until it comes to the top of the other tube. Then sit and watch all the crud float to the top. If you ever wanted to know what makes it into your intake tract, you will find out this way. Dump it and blow it dry with a leaf blower. Probably totally un-needed maintnence, but it helps me sleep at night.

I need to set up a charge air temp guage and get before and after numbers just to see if it has any effect at all.
I feel the same way.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:21 PM
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Thanks! I was just praying something else wasn't wrong with my truck. That will help me sleep tonight.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:30 PM
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just do the CCV mod and you will be fine... but it is perfectly normal

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