Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Turbo seals - how to know if they're bad
My stock '79 930 occasionally smokes heavily on hard right turns while under heavy acceleration.
I'm guessing my turbo seals are bad and leaking oil into the intercooler - which then accumulates and gets sucked into the motor during the described maneuver.
I will likely decide to take to my mechanic. But, I thought I'd post here first... In case this is relatively diy possible.
Should I consider removing the turbo and inspect it? Does it take a special tool/machine to determine if the seals are bad? Are the seals serviceable?
Any thoughts/advice welcome.
1971 911T w/2.4