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    Just checked my pipercross panel filter today and its covered in greasy oil?!does anyone know how and why this cud be?car is a 2.0 dti 52 plate.thanks

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    Did you fit the filter as I think they are 'oiled' when you fit them.

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    Yes i fit it but this is black minging oil lee mate

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    All the crud from the air mixing with the filter oil

    Just give it a clean an re oil

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    Ok mate.thanks.

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    Hate to say it, but it could also be the oil seals in your turbo gone, so the turbo might be spraying oil into the inlet manifold.
    The turbo has an oil feed from the oil pump.
    The, not very good, photo shows the clean air end of the turbo removed and oil sprayed over the clean air inlet.
    It is not that difficult to check, but it does mean removing the clean air end of the turbo.
    The 2nd photo shows the dirty end of the turbo before cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyP2020 View Post
    Hate to say it, but it could also be the oil seals in your turbo gone, so the turbo might be spraying oil into the inlet manifold.
    The turbo has an oil feed from the oil pump.
    The, not very good, photo shows the clean air end of the turbo removed and oil sprayed over the clean air inlet.
    It is not that difficult to check, but it does mean removing the clean air end of the turbo.
    The 2nd photo shows the dirty end of the turbo before cleaning.
    Any oil at the turbo isn't going to affect the air filter m8. Even if there is oil at the turbo that can be normal due to the oil breather.

    For the OP chances are the oil layer - which is typically on these filters - has mixed with the crap which comes into the airbox with the intake air. The reason I didn't keep my performance filter on was fear that the oil broke off and damaged the MAF sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyP2020 View Post
    Hate to say it, but it could also be the oil seals in your turbo gone, so the turbo might be spraying oil into the inlet manifold
    You could also check the air filter outlet pipe, to see if there is oil residue, whilst replacing / cleaning the air filter

    I have also noted that pipercross advise to use an air filter cleaning kit, yet they don't seem to sell them on their website, to be used after "machine washing" their air filter to refresh the oil

    The reason the oil looks awful is due to it attracting and extracting all the particulates and is now no longer able to hold them in suspension
    Analogy :
    Cover someone in treacle then throw feathers over them
    Eventually you will have thrown on so many feathers the excess falls to the floor
    Last edited by m8internet; 29th December 2011 at 11:33.

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    So do you alm think it would be better to just put a standard paper filter in?the airbox is de-restricted so shouldnt make adifference would it guys,?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza2393 View Post
    So do you alm think it would be better to just put a standard paper filter in?the airbox is de-restricted so shouldnt make adifference would it guys,?
    Yip I went back to the standard filter after 10days.

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