oil in my charge air cooler piping?? any ideas

Discussion in 'Western Star Forum' started by big justin 1974, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. big justin 1974

    big justin 1974 Bobtail Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    cremona ab
    hello i have my rad and charge air cooler out of the truck and noticed oil in the piping going into the charge air cooler... its the piping coming off the turbo into the charge air cooler... is my turbo shot??? 05 detroit 12.7L
    any ideas??
  2. Bent Wrench

    Bent Wrench Medium Load Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Cornholio, OR
    If you clean it out and it gets more oil in it I would look close at the turbo....
  3. underpsi

    underpsi Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Toronto, Ont
    Our 14.0L Detroit had a bit of oily file inside the tubes as well. I wasn't too worried with the amount that I had seen. I'm sure a bit of oil will get past the seals in certain conditions
    BigRik Thanks this.
  4. Starline

    Starline Medium Load Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Middle Tn
    Replace your turbo... the seals are showing early signs of going out.... and if your seals are going, maybe the shaft is too. You do not want to play around with your turbo as it can grenade and fragments can trash your engine.

    Not to mention that your contaminating your charge cooler with oil, reducing its efficiency.
    andrewklim Thanks this.
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