We receive so many calls from our customers –
“I need a replacement turbocharger mine is leaking oil”
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A small amount of oil in the turbocharger is present from when the vehicle is brand new and is not always an issue with your turbocharger.
Don’t forget, a small amount of oil can look like a lot of oil – check that you are using oil on your dipstick BEFORE you go replacing your turbo unneccessarily.
Possible causes of leaking oil could be: Engine Breather
The turbocharger pulls an oil vapour from the crank case ventilator into the air intake tube between the air cleaner and the turbocharger. When this vapour cools and/or when it goes through the turbocharger the oil content is seperated and reduced back to a liquid which leaves a small amount of oil residue on the compressor side (cold side) of the turbocharger.
This is what is happening with your oil vapour and as a result you are seeing oil residue on your turbocharger.
If the turbo was genuinely faulty and was using as much oil as it appears this would be evident on the dip stick. If your vehicle is not using excessive amounts of oil then it is most likely that there is no cause for concern with your turbocharger.If you are still unsure as to whether your turbo might be faulty you can FREECALL 1300 305 359 here and we would be happy to go through it with you.