Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 00:33:58 -0800
Subject: Re: Oil coming from outlet of intercooler.

On Tue, 07 Mar 2000 06:31:50 GMT, wrote: >Hi All, > >Was looking at a 89 900 Turbo yesterday and saw there was a small >amount of oil coming from the inter cooler outlet junction. >To me I would have thought the only place up stream of that the oil >could have come from was the Turbo its self, but at 110,000 miles I'd >have thought it was a little early for the seals to have blown in >that? And if they were one the way out I guess the turbo would quickly >follow? > >Any body have an opinion? > >Doug Sounds like a turbo seal to me. Turbo seals can blow for a variety of reasons, but I believe one of the most frequent causes would be from shutting the engine down too soon after hard runs. The turbo and oil does not have a chance to cool. This can cause the oil channels to become clogged with baked debris and the seals themselves to get cooked. -- "Our eyes and hands and feet will give us the same assistance in doing mischief as in doing good; but it would not therefore be better for the world, that all mankind were blind and lame. Arms are not to be laid aside by honest men, because carried by assassins and ruffians; they are to be used the rather for this very reason." -George Campbell

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