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Old 14 Jan 2018, 12:42 am
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Default Turbo Oil return line leak!

Thanks for all that helped me get my oil feed line leak fixed. However oil is still leaking from somewhere on the turbo and dripping down the intercooler pipe. The owner I bought this car from a few weeks ago had recently rebuilt the turbo and since they botched the feed line I would not be surprised if the return line needs work. Could use a little expertise on this one. How do I fix it?

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Old 14 Jan 2018, 07:48 pm
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Its hard to tell where the oil is coming from as I havent driven the car much since fixing the feed line so some of that oil is probably from when the feed line was leaking all over the place. Where ever it is leaking from it is running down the intercooler pipe but in my picture it looks like the return line would not leak on to that pipe. I've checked busted PTs instructions on how to get to the return line fitting but may add some UV dye to verify where the oil is coming from first.
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Old 14 Jan 2018, 11:59 pm
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Default Re: Turbo Oil return line leak!

looks to me like there's a missing bolt holding the return line. there's two bolts if i can recall that hold it in, along with gasket. once that's set up, reinstall the bolts and torque to the factory spec of 105 in-lb . if you don't have a replacement gasket, get the gasket card material in a 6x6" sheet or what have you from a parts store, trace the mating surface of the tube and cut the outline and then cut holes for the bolts in the gasket.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 12:25 am
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Default Re: Turbo Oil return line leak!

Thanks for taking a look PTGT03. I went back and took a closer look at the photos I took. I can see the other bolt in the full resolution copy. However, in my closer inspection I also believe you are correct on the new gasket/retorque. I think there is a good chance those bolts are not set to torque. The feed line definetlely wasn't which is what I fixed last week! I honestly dont think the original owner had a torque wrench! I checked the wheel lugs the other day for good measure and they were all over the place! Those oil return line bolts look like they are going to be fun to get to!!
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 12:33 am
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Default Re: Turbo Oil return line leak!

Thanks for taking a look PTGT03. I went back and took a closer look at the photos I took. I can see the other bolt in the full resolution copy. However, in my closer inspection I also believe you are correct on the new gasket/retorque. I think there is a good chance those bolts are not set to torque. The feed line definetlely wasn't which is what I fixed last week! I honestly dont think the original owner had a torque wrench! I checked the wheel lugs the other day for good measure and they were all over the place! Those oil return line bolts look like they are going to be fun to get to!!
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Old 06 Feb 2018, 12:47 am
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Turned out to be the oil pressure sending unit.I had to take her in for an exhaust leak that was beyond my mechanical abilities and went ahead and let my mechanic take a look at the oil leak. It was a less than $300 repair. Not too bad. They recommended a muffler shop for the exhaust as they only use Chrysler OEM parts. Maybe I will put a Borla or Flowmaster on it
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