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Old 02-02-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Oil leak

I noticed theres an oil leak in my dads car. Theres a hose that goes from the engine block to the oil pan. What is it called? I cant find it anywhere.

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Old 02-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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you mean from turbo to pan?
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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That's the turbo oil return hose, a common area for slow leaks.

If it's only leaking in faint drips when it's sitting or at idle, but the leak increases under acceleration, then there might be a faulty seal between the oil filter/cooler attachment assembly

Sourcing oil leaks is a bitch.

best way is to go low-tech first and put some cardbard or posterboard under the engine and tape it to the ground. check the location of the leaks on the cardboard and ou'll have a bit more sense of where it's com ing from...

If that doesn't work, then you might need to get some UV dye...
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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Yes, on the outside of the oil pan there were some drip marks right under the turbo to oil pan. Ill replace the hose and seals during the next oil change. Theres a huge stain of dried oil on the garage floor lol.
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....but that's a classic place for oil to drip from slight goofs on changes.

Clean the engine really well with steam, or Simple Green on a warm engine, then rinsed with warm water...

Then check the area again after a week or so....
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I wonder if mcrowley would clean it for me...

Ok thanks! Ill post back when I find out
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If it's only leaking in faint drips when it's sitting or at idle, but the leak increases under acceleration, then there might be a faulty seal between the oil filter/cooler attachment assembly

What type sealer is user on the Oil Filter/Cooler attachment? Is it an actual gasket or is it RTV like everything else?
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I wonder if mcrowley would clean it for me...

Ok thanks! Ill post back when I find out
You can clean your own car buddy.

In all seriousness, I've got a minor oil leak in that same area on my 900...turbo oil return. No big deal....just keep an eye on it till you can make a permanent fix.
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I cant find it on eEuro. Can someone help?
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i replaced mine with a random hose from autozone for $3.87 (plus tax)
i think it was from so honda so something. i just went to AZ and asked to go out back and look at the replace ment hose and they took me out there and i font the right hose to go from the TD04 to the oil pan, i just had to shorten it up a bit.
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NO SILICONE FOR OIL LINES.


Just an fyi.
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