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Old 06-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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1987 300td Turbo Leak +

So my turbo is leaking a bit of oil from the top and a bit more from the bottom. Nothing drips onto the pavement because of the splash guards, but it's there. Also have a small leak from front crank seal, and something else on the other side of the block, probably head gasket related. Also a bit from right under the ALDA. All minor IMO.

I get good oil pressure, had the sender replaced and run at 2 at idle and up to 3 when driving. Don't lose much oil either, maybe a half quart every couple of months. Car is daily driver.

My question is, how much leak is too much, or better yet, how long can I ignore the turbo leak? (I've heard most leak to some degree with age) I plan to try and take care of the gasket/crank seal at some point but would rather leave the turbo alone.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:25 AM
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If oil is leaking from the top of the turbo, the turbo oil passages might be clogged up a bit, unless the seal is shot, then it depends how much is leaking.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:54 AM
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Turbo Seal

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If oil is leaking from the top of the turbo, the turbo oil passages might be clogged up a bit, unless the seal is shot, then it depends how much is leaking.
It's wet up top, but the real leak is from the bottom. Is the seal something I can do myself? Can't seem to find much info on it here.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:29 PM
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it could be blowby oil collecting in the housing leaking out.
got pics?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:40 PM
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Turbo Seal Leak - Pics

Okay Guys, here are some pics as requested. 1. Just a pic of the whole engine, 2. Turbo leak from the top, 3. Turbo leak from front, and 4. ALDA leak (coming from base). I know the actual Turbo is a bit obstructed, but I wanted to take some pics as is before I started disassembling anything.

I also can't get under it right now, but the leak is a bit worse from underneath the turbo, though now that I think about it, it could be just leaking down slowly from the top. Also, if you any of you can tell by looking if I have a Garrett or KKK I can't seem to figure it out.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:53 PM
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Blown seal or worn engine dumping oil into turbo and your intake seals need to be replaced.

I have a good turbo I will sell.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:13 PM
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Happy to take it if I need one. Does it matter if it's KKK or Garrett? I can't seem to figure out which one I have. PM me with the price/details if you could.
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