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Old 02-07-2008, 02:22 PM
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oil around turbo

I just took advantage of the first nice day we've had in a while to detail my engine compartment. I found some oil/dirt around the intake side of the turbo where the plastic piece from the airbox meets the turbo housing.

I have about 136K on the odo at this point. Is this normal or should I start turbo shopping?

I dont seem to be using an unusual amount of oil and dont hear any sounds i shouldnt hear. No noticable power/boost loss...

whatdya think?
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:26 PM
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Is it actual oil or just residue?

If you have any problems I can help you out... not too far away
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Marty, it looks like just greasy residue. Not real oily. Almost looks like gritty tractor grease.
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Look at the oily residue on the bottom right hand side of the smaller intercooler - does it look like that, or is it actual oil?
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If it's just oily residue then that's normal - from the CCV (which is a good idea to reroute out of the intake system).

Best thing to do is clean them with some simple green or other degreaser. Your I/C boots are probably dirty as well.
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that's what it looks like, dude. Thanks!!

I am going to replace all the intercooler boots this summer - as soon as I can have an afternoon where I am sure it wont start some sort of precipitation.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:41 PM
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The boots won't take more then an hour...

www.dieselsite.com - I got his boot kit - only boots it didn't have were for the lower part of the radiator. I'm sure you could get some new ones from the dealership as well.

They were a HUGE improvement over the factory ones that leaked, moved, and just wouldn't come clean. They actually were very difficult to take BACK off the tubes after test fitting without a clamp!

Enjoy
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