View Full Version : diverter shows some oil residue!

06-16-2009, 01:42 AM
When replacing my clutch and flywheel in my car today... being under my car for at least 10 hours today i noticed a couple things new...
My forge splitter looks like its shoots a little residue of maybe oil? or something of that kind on the atmospheric blow side cause the line in front of it is covered in it(not terribly but noticeable).. Does this mean my turbo is starting to take a crap and taking in to much oil?? My car has 85k miles so what do you guys think?
Thanks for the help and i did search around the forums..
-Brandon^^(threw some pics in also)

06-16-2009, 06:42 AM
it could just be blown in by your pcv system. it vents the oil vapors from the crank to the intake so they get burnt off by the engine. if your really worried about it, you can install a catch can, but a little oil shouldnt be too big of a problem.

06-16-2009, 09:32 AM
Normal if its just dripping a little, now if you pull it off and a pint of oil comes out then you need to be worried. Its just how the system is designed so that the turbo equalizes the crank case pressure and by doing that it sucks out the oil vapor which then collects at the lowest point once it gets past the turbo. The bad part is the oil then ends up collecting in the SMIC or FMIC which then reduces flow.

06-16-2009, 11:22 AM
alright thats good to hear. i just wanted to make sure cause i was thinking it should be all air flow and no fluids but that all makes sense. im not worried about where its blowing just the fact of it made me wonder.

06-16-2009, 05:14 PM
yes you are that b5 i have been seeing around SJ. lol. See yah around again!