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Old 08-05-2006, 05:43 PM
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Took my tmic out and found lotsa oil inside the intercooler, where do they come from and what harm would it cause?

i do have an oil catch tank.

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Oil catch can isnt working properly. Oil blow by and intercooler build up is normal on the ej20. It's normal, BUT, in a higher state of tune it is adviseable to have a correctly working oil catch can that 'captures' the oil vapour which then gets 'emptied' at every service.
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:47 PM
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i got a catch can and still found a film of oil in my fmic
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i have an RS with the water to are IC.. no catch can either.
i got the same issue but its not severe.
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mine is quite severe, like, i have a pool of oil in there, and when i remove the hose bit that connects the IC to the thottle body, its dripping oil.

i forgot to mention that my turbo is screwed, oil seal is gone or something, would that be the cause? turbo blowing oil thru the intercooler or something?
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Thats definately the problem mate. Get your turbo overhauled or replaced and the prob will go away. A turbo will always let a very small amount of oil thru the seals.
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Are you sure its your turbo? I had similar sympthons, andneeded a new motor
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yea, gonna replace the turbo..

a new motor? shiat, well, i'll find out if its the turbo after replacing.
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Are you sure its your turbo? I had similar sympthons, andneeded a new motor
shortmotor or longmotor? I had a massive oil leak and was fixed after my shortmotor was replaced.
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any idea on how to clean the oil inside the intercooler? anyone?
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