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leaking oil from wastegate

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by TurboRex90, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. TurboRex90

    TurboRex90 Golden EG

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    I started my car today after turning it off maybe 10min prior and it had a rough idle. It sounded like it was runnin off 3 cylinders and THICK smoke coming from the exhaust tht smell like RICH fuel. I immediately left the parking lot i was in and it acted funny accelerating about 20ft then started acting normal again. I gave it a bit more throttle to inch out of the parking lot and the smoke cloud came again and rough idle. I drove the car a few more feet and it started acting normal again, and then repeated the process until i came to a stoplight. As i left the stoplight the problem seemed to VANISH, and i could build boost and sounded fine, no issues at all. I Got home and popped the hood and smelled burnt oil, and noticed oil leaking from the gasket where the wastegate bolts to the manifold.. I checked my oil and it wasnt low. Started the car up a few more times and reved it and the problem was gone.. Any ideas??
     
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    sounds like it could be the seals on the turbo going, or you didn't let it fully cool down before turning it off last time.
     
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    Errr.. Most likely option B. >.< My turbo timer went out, guess i didnt let it sit long enough before manually turning it off.
     
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    if it doesn't come back, theres probably not much to worry about. you probably had a 'clot' of oil stuck in the turbo that got super heated.

    I would change the oil though asap.
     
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