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Old 10-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Oil in the IC piping

So i opened the piping to install my HKS SSQV and found some oil in the Intercooler piping. I dont think its good, what causes it and how do i fix it. its a greddy kit.
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Generally speaking, there are two potential causes.

One is that the shaft seals on your turbo are allowing oil to leak from the center housing into the compressor.

The other is that you have your crankcase ventilation system plumbed in such a way as to permit oil vapor to be drawn from the crankcase into the intake tract.
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Generally speaking, there are two potential causes.

One is that the shaft seals on your turbo are allowing oil to leak from the center housing into the compressor.

The other is that you have your crankcase ventilation system plumbed in such a way as to permit oil vapor to be drawn from the crankcase into the intake tract.
the crankcase is vented to atmosphere. so the seals are probably the cause. ideas on the fix
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so the seals are probably the cause. ideas on the fix
Idea: replace seals.
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Idea: replace seals.
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do they just sell the seals. all i see is rebuild kits.
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do they just sell the seals. all i see is rebuild kits.
Well, you could try Seals-Я-Us, Seal Depot, the Crate & Seal, Seal's Club, or perhaps Gap Seal.

Or maybe since the seals are gone, it's time for a rebuild kit anyway.
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Well, you could try Seals-Я-Us, Seal Depot, the Crate & Seal, Seal's Club, or perhaps Gap Seal.

Or maybe since the seals are gone, it's time for a rebuild kit anyway.
I was not happy with the service from Seal's Club. Their all-in-one club is really only good for baby seals despite being advertised for momma & papa too.
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I rodered my seals straight from seals-n-****.
Great seals, and you get a discount on the ****.
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Fur real - get it rebuild or buy a new one... www.workturbochargers.com

Tell tell him Bryan referred you to recieved a 20% discount on your very own seal.
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I heard "Navy Seals" are superb.
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i would recommend seeing if an oil catch can will take care of that issue before you go replacing shaft seals. begi has a really nice oil catch can that doesn't have vacuum leaks like a large majority of them.
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I think I have found the cause of your failing seal:

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alright i had that coming, need rephrase what i say better. but im going to hold off for a week or two and enjoy the rest of the season, and rebuild it over the winter. before you say it i checked a little more and the leak is not to bad. i already check the oil regularly so its no big deal.
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A third option, which I failed to mention earlier, is that your drain line is not allowing oil to flow freely and it is thus being pumped through the seals.

I just noticed that you are running a Greddy kit, and if you are using the oil-return solution which came standard with those systems (a long-*** piece of rubber hose which you're meant to run all the way around the engine to the intake side) it's entirely possible that this line may be kinked, crushed, running uphill, etc.
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A third option, which I failed to mention earlier, is that your drain line is not allowing oil to flow freely and it is thus being pumped through the seals.

I just noticed that you are running a Greddy kit, and if you are using the oil-return solution which came standard with those systems (a long-*** piece of rubber hose which you're meant to run all the way around the engine to the intake side) it's entirely possible that this line may be kinked, crushed, running uphill, etc.
yea i think it is running up about an inch or 2. i wish i would have done the work, would have done it much better than the PO
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