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    we think we may have worked out where the oil in the turbo is coming from .
    the intercooler !!!!!!!!

    any ideas people how and why?
    and if any one has tips to empty the intercooler of the oil and prevent it happening again

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    It's usually the other way round - the oil in the intercooler comes from the turbo!

    To clean the intercooler, its a case of removing it from the vehicle, then flushing through with degreaser, then allowing to dry fully before refitting.

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    As above... the turbo is passing oil into the intercooler

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    think i have the same issue. is this normal for the turbo to leak a little oil or does it mean the turbo has had it.

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    It is likely coming from the oil feed pipe to the turbo and past the seals and blowing into the intercooler

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    yes it is normal for oil mist to get into the intercooler from the turbo, also remember that the engine breather system is piped in, between the turbo and the intercooler, so you will also get oil mist from there as well.

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    I'll get the photos off my phone after Hollyoaks and show you what we found in the turbo and the pipe from that to the air box.

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