Split Intercooler Pipe and Turbo Oil Leak
R25 TD 54 145K
Had the smoke upon acceleration and loss of power and found the large front post intercooler hose split BADLY - I could get most my hand in!
It was very oily so I wondered if it was caused by some sort of slow leak. I have read this a common failure, and the pipe normally gets oily and I think the pipe has 145k miles on it!
However, seems too much oil? So I took the engine cover off and taped up the pipe to limp home (hundreds of miles) but now home have noticed the turbo seems very oily outside / its pipes. Is this a coincidence or the feeder pipe. I have changed the oil feed pipes twice on the car, I think doing about 60k each time.
I have also been losing some coolant, perhaps its related due to heat / needs an oil change.
I don't hammer the turbo too much but if its got issues (seals etc) perhaps the car is telling me its had enough
Last edited by trancera; 18-04-2017 at 12:14.