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Turbo pipe leaks
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:55 AM
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@shamus1 do you mean the Mikalor T bar clips? i might just replace the whole turbo system set then as there has always been a slight weep from the EGR downpipe and there's no leaks in the pipe itself. I'm just wondering if it might be overboost causing it as one of the pipes thats started leaking has never done it before....is there an easy way to check? I guess i could just pull the actuator rod and see if it's stiff (it's a euro 3 vacuum model)? Two of the pipes that were leaking this time did seem to have loosened off - and these were two of the ones that i replaced with heavy duty clamps a month or so ago because of them leaking then, and when trying to tighten the ford clamps they twisted and snapped the heads off....! I must admit that the turbo doesn't seem as responsive recently, especially at the start of the turbo range, and when i've been putting my foot down on the motorway in 6th at about 70, the car doesn't seem to move much...
If your clips aren't holding tight then you are probably losing boost. That's why you are getting oil weepage. A little oil in the turbo pipes is normal but it shouldn't be huge amounts.
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