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    How much oil??

    Guys,

    How much oil is acceptable in the pipe between the standard intercooler and the inlet manifold/throttle body on the Z20LET??

    You may remember my previous post about a friend that’s not had much luck with his MK4 GSI, well things are getting better but he came to me the other day saying he thought that I was burning a bit of oil.

    When I looked at the car there was no sign of burning oil, no blue smoke etc.

    So I took the inlet pipe of the car (the one between the outlet of the IC and the TB).

    at the throttle body end there was just a very light film of oil, which I would expect but at the lowest point where it meets the IC there was a small pool of oil (tea spoon at the very most)...is this a little excessive or normal???

    We cleaned the pipe out and took the car for a short drive, around 5 or 6 miles and then took the pipe off again and there was a small pool of oil again at the IC end of the pipe, not as much as before though.

    Again it was only a small amount but I wouldn't have expected a pool to form that quickly.

    Does this sound like the turbo seals are going???

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    i have the same thing mate, only a film in the pipe and then a little puddle where the pipe joins the IC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidercoupe View Post
    i have the same thing mate, only a film in the pipe and then a little puddle where the pipe joins the IC.
    is that normal then??

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    ya thats the same on all the ones i have seen

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    cool, cheers guys,

    i was expecting some oil but some is very hard to quantify.

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