I had my service done a couple of weeks ago so didn't bother checking the oil on my 180 mule trip from Plymouth to swansea. Passing through Cardiff my low oil light came on. I pulled in to the next service station and topped up with oil. I started looking for an oil leak and noticed an oil patch on ther inter cooler which made me think the oil may have come out of a hole on inter cooler. I also checked my home made inter cooler hose and it had oil leaking out where the metal elbow met the silicone hose.
I know the turbo blows some oil vapour through the system but there was shed loads of oil on the hose. I think my turbo may be screwed. It still pulls well and I haven't noticed and noises apart from a small sqweek at 70mph. I'll have to wait til I get home tomorrow to take the hose off that goes into the turbo to have a look inside the turbo. I'm reall worried it's new turbo time. What is the price if a new turbo it a reconditioned one?