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post #16 of 18 Old 08-15-2011, 04:01 PM
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had the same problem, mine ended up being a tiny leak from my valve cover and the oil was dripping on my uppipe. very hard to spot though. if you have oil on your valve covers just replace the seals and you should be good.
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-16-2011, 06:43 AM
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had the same problem, mine ended up being a tiny leak from my valve cover and the oil was dripping on my uppipe. very hard to spot though. if you have oil on your valve covers just replace the seals and you should be good.

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post #18 of 18 Old 08-16-2011, 12:49 PM
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Sounds like the oil return gasket, question would be.
Is it leaking at idle, or just under boost
If it's under load, it's possible the pressure from blow-by is causing leakage around the oil return as well, it's just a rubber hose with some little clamps on it, not intended for pressure.
I would put the car on jackstands try to get underneath it and let it idle and see if you can see oil oozing down the oil return.
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