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My .02 cents

If I'm not mistaken, the leak could be from either the oil feed line seal on top of the turbo or the oil return line seal on the bottom going to the drip-tank.

If that is the case, then the seals between the compressor housing to the oil filled area are fine... hence no smoke. It would seem to me that if the turbo was leaking internally then you would be seeing smoke on boost and dealing with a more severe problem and a possible new turbo purchase. You can also take off your turbo and check the tolerances on the shaft to see if it is going bad that way as well. The K27S is a great option from Ultimate Motorworks but a cost that you may be able to put elsewhere if the car needs some TLC.

You may be alright by just purchasing the $2 seals from our host. Also, you may try and tighten the bolts to ensure they are not loose.

Hope this helps. Best of luck!

Old 03-01-2008, 01:44 PM
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