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Where does it leak oil?

- Inside, noting burning oil from the exhaust?
- Oil Inlet side of the turbo ?
- Oil return line of the turbo ?


If it is one of the last two, it is simple repair. The inlet line is a copper O ring that will require two wrenches remove the line itself. The return line is harder to get to (removing the AC compressor helps) and is a metal gasket, with 2 6mm allen screws holding it into place.

The job (replacing both) should take less than a couple hours!
 

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What would be the way to determine if it's either of the later 2? I have an oil leak that I can't seem to place but have noticed oil on the bottom of the oil return line (driver's side of oil pan).
 

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Can you tell if the oil is streaming down the return line, or leaking right from the pan ?


if it is streaming down, you will most likely need to replace the metal gasket on the bottom of the Turbocharger that goes between the turbo, and the return line.
 
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