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RE: Oil in Intake System

Dan, the turbocharger has a labyrinth seals, I think they always leak a
little. A second source of oil in the intake is the PCV system. I've
noticed oil in the intake on non-turbocharged cars, too.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Daniel Hussey [SMTP:GY3WSX@VM.SC.EDU]
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 21, 1997 12:13 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Re: Oil in Intake System
>    I think he was meaning the oil-like substance in the IC to TB hose
> for the
> intake.  This is entirely normal (even according to Mr Ned Ritchie),
> and I
> usually would just wipe down the inside of it a little bit when I have
> it off,
> as this will cause these hoses to wear out pre-mauturely, but there is
> nothing
> to solve this problem entirely.  I'm just not sure where it comes
> from...
> something to do with the IC I suppose.  I don't think this has
> anything to do
> with the turbo seals.
>    Later,
>    Dan