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Turbo oil leak
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: September 06, 2019 12:05PM

Fixing oil leak on turbo oil drain.Found some nice braided orange hose 5/8" id that fits perfectly from napa.The 90 degree elbow will be resealed with teflon sealer before I screw it back in.I found a new brass ferrule in my parts stash and will put it on the pipe.Should I put sealer on the connection at the ferrule?Any other tips? Thanks.

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 06, 2019 01:59PM

I have never sealed it there, but its good to re-tighten the hose clamps after a few heat cycles.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: September 06, 2019 03:45PM

No teflon tape needed on a ferrule fitting! Or sealer of any kind.

The Pipe fitting does need sealant of some kind but teflon tape is a second or even a third choice.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: September 07, 2019 04:23AM

Thanks guys.

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: September 13, 2019 09:11AM

Oil leaks on the turbo oil drain fixed.Car runs perfectly and boosts well with no oil smoke out the tailpipe.After a 3 mile test drive with moderate use of the boost it pushes oil out of the dipstick tube.Rings,valve guides?A used right side head was installed by previous owner after dropping the #5 valve seat.I don't think he had the used head checked.He just installed it as is.Is it possible that the oil is overfull and the dipstick or tube has an issue?I have a zero mile engine that came with the car that was built by a long time corvair guru(Jack Hilton).Should I just swap engines?Thanks.

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 13, 2019 09:40AM

The factory turbo bronze guides are well past shot by 25K miles. That will alone will allow a lot of blow by gas. Watch your air cleaner and see if it gets oily after repeated boost.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: September 13, 2019 02:41PM

If the worst thing your present engine does is push oil out the dipstick, think about cutting off the bottom of the dipstick tube before doing anything else, as that is a relatively common thing that can happen. If modifying the dipstick tube takes care of it, drive on! if it does turn out to have an excessive amount of oil consumption, then put the replacement engine in.

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: September 13, 2019 03:16PM

Good point about trimming the dipstick
tube Kevin. I thought everyone knew
that trick but maybe it hasn't been
brought up in a while. I guess too many
new owners these days although it may
be tucked away in the FAQs.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 07:33AM

Trimming the dipstick tube inside the oil pan sounds like a good idea.I will report back after I try it.Thanks.

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Re: Turbo oil leak
Posted by: roger65180 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 04:46PM

I read that once the pan is removed you take a phillips screw driver and insert in to the tube then bend back and forth the tube should snap off at the block , it worked for me.

Roger R
Madison Wi
62 ct pg turbo
65intercooled 180 4sp,autocrosser
62 Rampy

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