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    Angry Annoying water leak from turbo

    Hi all,

    Having problems with the water return pipe from the turbo.

    It was leaking slowly (hissing after engine stops) ever since my engine conversion a month or so ago.

    I have replaced everything, bolt, pipe, washers the lot.

    And it's still leaking as it was before. Really starting to grate now. I will post a pic of it in the morning so you can see what i'm talking about.

    If anyone has any ideas i'd be most grateful as i'm all out

    Thanks alot in advance.

    Dan

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    Hi Dan,
    try removing the pipe and really cleaning the end where the pipe fits onto, use some carb cleaner to really dry it off, then refit.
    If you have no joy or no successful posts, give the pm me and i will give you the name of a water sealant that will 100% work.

    Dave Robbo

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    Thanks for the reply mate. You have PM.

    I have had this pipe on and off three times now.

    I wasn't very clear in my first post but it is the water feed thats leaking not the return. The pipe on the front of the turbo as you look at the car.

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    check to make sure the crimped part of the hose not split
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsi-jay View Post
    check to make sure the crimped part of the hose not split
    The hose itself is brand new mate.

    The leak is coming from where the bolt is on the turbo.

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    oh right fair enough was worth askin tho,all i can sugest is there must be something stopping it seating properly either the bracket is stopping it or the angle aint right
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

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    Well i have discovered that the leak is coming from the pipe at the rear of the turbo

    Means its a right pain in the arse to get at!

    The water is running from the rear of the turbo and dripping off one of the bolts on the oil return, so i'm losing a fair bit now.

    Here's a pic of the situation



    So up in the air i think tomorrow and see if i can get this bolt off without removing the turbo!!

    Anyone ever had to do this? Doable do you think?

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    your find it very very hard mate as just cant get the angle as i tried so hard to do it as didnt wanna take turbo off when i done the 1st ever water mod but in the end gave up and took it off
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

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