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Oil in Intake System

In message <199710171911.PAA18405@kaleigh.kumhotech.com> "Rudy Consolacion" writes:

> I've found some oil in the hose between the intercooler and throttle 
> body on the 87 5ktq.  I've also noticed oil leaking out of the 
> intercooler.  I'm guessing that my turbo seals are beginning to fail. 

Perhaps, though unlikely.

Is this your first examination of the inside of the hoses?

Even in _very_ healthy engines, these hoses are often (apparently) _very_ 
oily.  Of itself - without other symptoms - oil and/or the waxy residues left 
by oil passage through the system is nothing to worry about.
Indeed - some of us worry about excessively dry systems.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club