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Offline Mr Savage

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Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« on: 04 January 2019, 18:37 »
Looked in the engine bay today of my 4 year old Golf R. Noticed that the top of the turbo is covered in some black residue? Carbon build up or oil? I’m a bit concerned as it doesn’t look right. Is it just the age of the car? Can anyone pop the bonnet on their similarly aged R and see if anything’s there?



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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #1 on: 04 January 2019, 18:52 »
Looked in the engine bay today of my 4 year old Golf R. Noticed that the top of the turbo is covered in some black residue? Carbon build up or oil? I’m a bit concerned as it doesn’t look right. Is it just the age of the car? Can anyone pop the bonnet on their similarly aged R and see if anything’s there?

I’ll post a picture soon.


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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #2 on: 04 January 2019, 19:01 »
27000

Current - MK7 Golf GTI - Tornado Red, 5 Door, DSG, Performance Pack, Dynamic Chasis Control, Panoramic Sunroof, Discover Navigation, Dynaudio.

On Order - MK7 Golf R - Pearlescent Black, 3 Door, DSG, Vienna Leather, Discover Nav Pro, Rear View Camera, High Beam Assist, Keyless Entry, Dynaudio (Tech Pack)

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Offline Booth11

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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #3 on: 04 January 2019, 19:20 »
27000



Mine’s on 23.5k miles (3y 3m old).  I’ll have a look in the morning if you like.
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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #4 on: 04 January 2019, 21:10 »
Yes please
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Offline Adam T7

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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #5 on: 05 January 2019, 10:52 »
Looks like a misting of oil?

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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #6 on: 05 January 2019, 12:03 »
Here you go.  No residue whatsoever on mine.



Looks like yours need looking at. Is that cracking visible on yours?

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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #7 on: 05 January 2019, 12:10 »
Looks like oil to me looks like its coming from or above the big hose that looks like a vacuum cleaner hose connected to the back of the engine. Try taking a picture with your phone facing the back of thd engine at that point.
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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #8 on: 05 January 2019, 17:54 »
When I saw the photo I also thought it looks like cracking on the top of the turbo :sad:
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Re: Something leaking on Turbo? Golf R
« Reply #9 on: 07 January 2019, 22:42 »
Agreed that cracking looks serious
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