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1989 944 Turbo Oil leak


Vehicle Information: Model(924/944/968): 951; Year: 1989; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 125,000 miles;

I have just completed extensive maintenance on the car, including replacing the timing/balance shaft belts, water pump, all coolant lines, engine mounts, oil pan gasket, rod bearings, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, vacuum lines, etc. As all the parts came off the car, they were all cleaned or replaced as needed, including all the old oil-soaked rubber pieces. Also, I replaced the crossmember with a 3-piece unit (heaven for dropping the oil pan), and modified the exhaust at the up-pipe to the turbo so that I didn't have to remove the intake and turbo to drop the exhaust.Once reassembled, the car started right up and runs well, but I was dismayed (that's the polite word!) to see a reasonably steady oil drip down the driver's side of the pan that wasn't there before. Oil pressure is perfect, and it is a steady slow drip at idle. It seems as though it is coming from above the pan, as the block mounting surface above the pan gasket is wet, and it slowly drips down near the oil dipstick tube, runs down by the turbo oil drain line/oil pan connection, and off the bottom of the pan. It is not coming from any power steering connections, nor the pump/reservoir.I was hoping you could give me a few places to check as starters (turbo oil lines maybe?) in hopes of locating this leak and not getting all my new/clean parts filthy again.

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