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Offline Freddy77

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acceptable oil in boost pipes
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:34:46 pm »
Hello ladies and gents I have got a bit of oil in my boost pipes its not a flowing amount and when I remove the elbow it doesn't spit oil if I throttle it. Im not sure as its very thick oil, but doesnt affect power or smoke at all,
Im running a standard charger and 68mm pulley with the boost return still fitted, charger was rebuilt about 1500 miles ago
 I just  wanted to know it there is an acceptable amount or if the inductions system has to be bone dry?

Cheers fellas your help would be appreciated

Offline Jezza-7

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Re: acceptable oil in boost pipes
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 12:01:18 am »
Mate, missed your call earlier. Guessing it was to do with this?

The boost pipes will always have some oil, even with using ptfe spray.

Take the boost pipe off from above the radiator, start car and look for oil splats. Then hold rag/tissue and blip the throttle. If the tissue/rag gets covered then something has gone. If its hardly anything, nothing to worry about.

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Re: acceptable oil in boost pipes
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 09:42:14 am »
they should have a coating but it shouldn't be dripping out when you disconnect a pipe.  As long as it's not dripping then I'd not worry.