oh no oil in pipe exiting intercooler to plenum is this bad
looking in the engine bay today and realized that oil had seeped out of the pipes which go from intercooler exit to plenum is this normal i had a loook at the pipes and there is engine oil on the inside of the walls, the turbo is still boosting up the only thing o have done is add a bit of oil as sump was leaking may have over done it a little and the car has been idling for at least 30 mins could this be the cause or is it the turbo, didnt really smell any oil being burnt out the exhaust, althouugh smoke use to come out on idle only sometimed
i presume there will be oil everywhere now including intercooler, will this affectt the cooling ability of hte intercooler and do all the pipes and intercooler have to be cleaned properly or is everything okay as it is.
can oil entering like this cause damage to engine or anything else or is it just burnt.
oil normally lines the inlet pipes after the rebreather pipe enters the inlet tract. If you topped up the oil was it ova filled?? You can get away with a bit but too much will blow oil seals, but sounds normal.
what symptoms or running problems would i get with blown oil seals and are you referring to th oil seals in the turbo , the oil sitting under the inter cooler was a fair bit enough to notice but inside was just coating the walls this has never happened before, dipstick is about 2mm higher than max
how olds the turbo?? the sels will degrade after time, is one of the pipes cracked?? 2mm should get away with that. was the oil in the intercooler?? I'm losat as to where it was? a coating inside is normal, where is the leak exactly??
oil has definitely gone through the intercooler there is no where else it could have come from there was a small pool of oil below the jubilee clip holding the pipe which is exiting the intercooler ie oil also on the external part of the pipe.
if i have blown seals will there always be blue smoke out the back its possible the car has been idling for a lonf time today and oil has past the seals what you reckon.