Oil on front turbo

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  1. durbansmok

    durbansmok New Member

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    I was doing an oil change this afternoon and while checking things from underneath the car, I noticed oil/sludge on the bottom of the front turbo. Any ideas of what could be going here? I haven't had any issues with white smoke or a noticeable oil smell during or after driving. The bottom engine cover did a good job of concealing this, meaning no oil spots on the floor where it is usually parked. '17 non-PP SHO with just under 57K on the odometer.

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    yaycandy SHO Member

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    Id clean it up real good with carb cleaner or something and the hoses. And see how it look s next oil change. Watch your oil levels too. The hoses usually get all oily and cruddy. Mine did around that mileage. Not sure about the oil stains on the turbo. Hopefully its just a little blowover stains from 60k miles.

    When she goes, you'll know it. Stock turbos are around 6-700$ but they are just a bitch to replace.
    When my engine blew around 72k, i had the turbos inspected and they were fine. I replaced them anyway. Turbos "should" last 150k miles on these. Its not the 80s turbos.
     
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