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Turbo Leaking Oil
« on: September 14, 2016, 12:19:31 AM »
Picked up 'my new' (20k km) '15 X Sport last week. Love it. Took it by my mechanic today for a look over. He came across some oil on the back turbo as he was feeling up the engine near the firewall. He made a 'weird' noise at the same time. Seriously. He knows his cars. Maybe too well I think sometimes... ANYWAY...

OK... How many things could cause this issue? Wondering if anyone with a recent model has see this...

Thank you and bye for now!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 01:42:25 AM by Frittles »

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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 12:23:00 AM »
Hhmmm...nice post...stinky shits and sexual noises..Right up my alley. Thanks for posting
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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 05:58:28 AM »
To fail that early, most likely the part was faulty to begin with.  A modified exhaust system with too little backpressure has been posited as an alternate scenario.  Did the mechanic note whether such modifications had been made?

Noticed any blue smoke from the exhaust while under acceleration, or a whine/screech of any sort?
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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 03:17:03 PM »
Last year while waiting to pick the kids up from school on an exceptionally hot SoCal day, engine idling (so I could run the AC) for about 10-12 minutes, my son comes to get in and says, 'Dad, Quicksilver is smoking'.  I got out and looked and sue enough, it was puffing some white oil smoke at idle. Popped the hood and looked and it is clearly my front turbo and the lowest exhaust downpipe stud is covered in oil, almost enough to drip. The leak was clearly internal(like past the seals?) and was burning off the majority of the oil but enough was condensing to drip out of the turbine housing and soak that stud.  After this, it didn't happen again for a couple months, then never again.  Until yesterday :-(   I was idling maybe 3 minutes in a parking lot and puffing white smoke again.  At 70K miles I'm  out of warranty so if repair is needed I'll probably throw on the billet wheel upgrade turbos.
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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 08:42:50 AM »
This happened to my 2014 SHO as well. That rear turbo charge pipe hose connection was so saturated with oil that it was seeping through the hose. I replaced it with a Turbosmart silicone adapter but the oil is coming from the turbo.
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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 11:41:18 PM »
Mine gets a screech sound on gear shift into 2nd about 50% of the time. Been doing it for 3 yrs, worse when oil firty or low....
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Re: Turbo Leaking Oil
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 09:02:30 PM »
Fairly certain my rear turbo is leaking a bit of oil too. Initially thought it was my PTU but it seems to be coming from a point higher than that.

At this point Iím not even sure which one would be easier to fix. Hopefully itís just a small crack in one of the hoses since I was missing the bumper air vent for the rear turbo.
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