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    Turbo (oil) line leaking, whose had it, and who has had it fixed successfully?

    The big thread is big. My HG (full head and hg replacement) recall work was done June 2018. Everything was fine until about a month ago when I got an oil change done and noticed small oil leak. Put the car into the stealer on Monday. Today I received a call from the service writer (I know the Senior Master Tech working on my car this week as he did the recall work last year) and was told two leaks both stemming from this oil line to the turbo. Said it was leaking in two places "above and below" whatever that means. I know a bunch of people have had to deal with this. So my question is to those who've had to deal with this line. Did they fix yours? My service guy said everything was checked, bolts, crush washers, etc, and all were in spec when the recall work was done. I think I remember someone having this line replaced with all associated hardware only for it to happen again. I want to see if I can get some reassurance from owners who had this happen, had it fixed with no further issues. I'm definitely worried. Only mod is exhaust so far because of this kind of thing. It's why I haven't replaced the bolt ons and tuned it. TIAFAR.
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    well, being the resident leak expert here on the forum, I have successfully fixed said leak. I'm unsure of why it would be leaking from above (where the line connects to the turbo) and below (where the line connects to the block). it seems as though there might be another leak that's making it look like that, but i digress. the oil feed line has been updated, and should've been replaced with the HG fix. If it wasn't updated with the correct part number, then that may be the problem. If it was... it's a cheap part ($50) and if you're comfortable with removing your intake and passenger side wheel, it's pretty easy to install yourself, but it seems like you're still under warranty, so whatever.

    honestly, and more often than not, it's the front cover that leaks. and depending on the size/position of the leak, i could see oil getting in both spots (definitely on the part of the line that connects to the block). a photo, if you can acquire one, would give me a more accurate point of reference though.

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    I have something similar going on... but have been "SENDING IT" for 15K-20K+ miles now, with mostly full bolt-on's (added Front Mount in May 2019). I did spill some oil while doing my oil change, so when I had the car on the lift and had noticed oil on the rear-passenger side of the motor, I cleaned up the oil after tightening the Oil Line. This was around February this year, I believe, that I had noticed.

    3 weekends ago, I had the car on the lift doing Sway Bars and End Links, and the oil build up was there again, rear-passenger side of motor. Cleaned up again, but didn't do anything else to try and attempt fixing it. It does look like it's still coming from the Turbo Oil Line. I want to confirm this is the case, sooner than later though.

    The fact you are saying people have had their whole Oil Line replaced and it still happens, gives me some level of peace of mind. But, considering I have been driving the car pretty hard for 15K+ miles at least and everything I monitor on my AccessPort looks to par, I haven't been too bothered to pursue it further.

    Plus, I am starting to save $, after these next two months, just in case something does happen... I don't want to go built/stroked TS 2.0 block, carbon synchro's in transmission, big turbo, aux fuel just yet... or even for 3+ years at this point... but if I have to earlier, then so be it.

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    @cornerexit Have you seen the other posts mentioning oil leaks after HG recall? Mine was similar to the oil leak "from the top" which turned out to be coming from the valve cover (due to insufficient sealant being applied and/or at the wrong location). I did notice this leak almost immediately after the recall was done. Could it be possible the leak "from below" is just due to the top leak?
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    ^^^Agree with above. Tried the crush washer turbo bolt twice, also oIL line once. Ultimately came down to resealing HG cover properrly with proper sealant to fix it. It is relatively straight forward, just is an inconvenience to have to redo the sealing. No problem after 2k miles with resealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardevas09 View Post
    well, being the resident leak expert here on the forum, I have successfully fixed said leak. I'm unsure of why it would be leaking from above (where the line connects to the turbo) and below (where the line connects to the block). it seems as though there might be another leak that's making it look like that, but i digress. the oil feed line has been updated, and should've been replaced with the HG fix. If it wasn't updated with the correct part number, then that may be the problem. If it was... it's a cheap part ($50) and if you're comfortable with removing your intake and passenger side wheel, it's pretty easy to install yourself, but it seems like you're still under warranty, so whatever.

    honestly, and more often than not, it's the front cover that leaks. and depending on the size/position of the leak, i could see oil getting in both spots (definitely on the part of the line that connects to the block). a photo, if you can acquire one, would give me a more accurate point of reference though.
    Good info. Didn't realize the Oil Line had been updated. Will look into this.

    Actually had my Pops (Master/Head Diesel Tech at a Ford Dealership) look at my leak and he pinpointed it to the Oil Line going into Turbo. It'd be spectacular if just swapping in the updated Oil Line remedies this.

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    @BigFatFlip @lflouie thanks for the additional info!!!

    It's probably what you guys are saying... either Valve Cover or Updated Oil Turbo Line.

    Now, I am motivated to fix my leak, lol... xD

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    My car has been in the shop for 3 weeks as of today for an oil leak. I didn't see any above the braided oil line/banjo bolt, but after they had had the car for about a week they decided I needed a new head and gasket. HG recall was done in May 2018. Car currently only has 9400 miles on it. Hopefully I will get it back in the next day or 2 and I will see what the exact work order says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatFlip View Post
    @cornerexit Have you seen the other posts mentioning oil leaks after HG recall? Mine was similar to the oil leak "from the top" which turned out to be coming from the valve cover (due to insufficient sealant being applied and/or at the wrong location). I did notice this leak almost immediately after the recall was done. Could it be possible the leak "from below" is just due to the top leak?
    I just read them. Seems the majority of the time this has nothing to do with the oil lines to/from the turbo. I would have thought dye in the oil would point this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornerexit View Post
    I just read them. Seems the majority of the time this has nothing to do with the oil lines to/from the turbo. I would have thought dye in the oil would point this out.
    it's such an inconsistent leak. anytime i was trying to fix my leaks, I'd let it idle on the lift for 30-45 minutes, not a drip. sit with the throttle at 3k for minutes at a time, nothing. take it for a drive around the block, dry as a bone. Drive it 30 minutes home, boom, oil ****ing everywhere.

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