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    turbo leak? what is it? please advise

    Hi, this is my first turbo car..so please excuse the noobness. I was looking at my engine bay tonight, and I saw this yellow thing..is it a leak or is it supposed to be yellowish? ( please look at the yellow/rusty part). Thank you..
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    Thank you, yes I was asking about the rust. Sorry if im not clear, not sure how to describe it.
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    don't sweat it. The turbo goes through some serious temp. changes. Rust is typical.

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    Thank you for the info guys

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    What you're looking at is the hot side of the turbo, which as many have stated, it completely normal for it to look like that.
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