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    Turbo leak question

    i have a 2004 wrx and recently noticed oil burning (smoking) off the bottom of the up pipe where it meets the exhaust manifold. about 2 months ago i had the valve cover gasket and cam seals and oil pump seal replaced. however i am still getting oil burning off my up pipe. this only leaves me with the turbo return line. i checked it today and noticed it was leaking a bit however can that oil manage to make its way onto the up pipe???

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    It can go everywhere. Get it fixed asap. I'm currently having the same issue...getting it resolved this weekend.
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    s**t dude your scaring me lol. im gettin the valve cover replaced tomorrow. if that is source for the smoking up pipe idk if i should even bother with the turbo return line until i upgrade my turbo in a couple months. idk im sure u beg to difer?

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    second, if i were to tacke the return line hose myself, i hear its a PITA. will i really have to remove the turbo or can i still do it maybe if i remove the downpipe.

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    you may have to lower the downpipe and the exhaust, yes. Its super super tight to get to.
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    If the return line is leaking as well then fix it ASAP. As Kronos said oil leaks can spread everywhere. Oil leaking on very hot exhaust pipes can easily start a fire.
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