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Turbo Oil Problem

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Boosted4dr, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Boosted4dr

    Boosted4dr Member

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    One thing I have had 3 turbo's and every single one of them after like 1000-2000 miles either the compressor or turbine side seals go? i don't beat my car i keep the oil up to check... but for some reason i can't keep a turbo for more then a month with out seals breaking... If there is any input on something i could be doing wrong it would be a great help
     
  2. pissedoffsol

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    what size feed/return
     
  3. Boosted4dr

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    -4, 3ft. Feed and -10, 14" Return
     
  4. SRT_Andy

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    Try a -3 AN oil fitting. Sounds like you're getting too much oil into the turbo. Also, take a pic of your return line if you could. That may be the cause of it.
     
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    yep. -4 is too big.

    and as said, make sure your return is straight down and in. its PURE gravity after the turbo. if its not down and into the pan, it will float up into the turbo and blow the seals
     
  6. Boosted4dr

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    Alright i will grab a new feed lines. The return line drops down like an L, and the oil pan is tapped as close to the top as possible. I will check it all out tomorrow.
     
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