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Oil on top of turbos?

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Just wondering if anyone else has seen this? Truck is running great just wanna make sure this isn't a big deal before I install my new downpipe and exhaust this weekend.

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That looks more like something got spilled on the turbos. The oil lines are not leaking. Try cleaning it off and see if it comes back.

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yea thats an odd area. Did you recently have your oil changed? I agree with greasltn, clean it off and see if it returns


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the first time i noticed it was right after an oil change but i don't remember it being that much. just got done cleaning most of it off and i kind of looks like it is coming from the small bolts on top the one on the drivers side had stuff running down the back side as well.

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that bolts only purpose is to hold the heat shield on. Im sure the oil just seeped under it when the shield got hot.


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I checked the bolts and they weren't very tight so I went ahead and tightened them a little. I'm assuming that since no one's told me to go to the dealer or to a mechanic that it's probably nothing serious????

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If you clean the oil off and it comes back, the only thing I can think of would be cracked turbo housings and bad bearing seals in the turbos. I also think if this were the case, you would notice a running issue. So long story short, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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