Oil in throttle body

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Thread: Oil in throttle body

  1. #1
    Hi all.

    I have had my limp home activated, so I have bought a can of carb cleaner to get it back on the road quickly before arrangeing to remove and thoroughly clean the throttle body.

    However, when I removed the intake to the throttle body I noticed what looks like oil around the throttle body joint (where the plastic pipe and spiral worm clip go).

    Where would the oil come from?

    Should I be worried?

    What about the turbo?


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  3. #2
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    Jan 2002
    The whole inlet tract downstream of the turbo will get a bit of oil. The crankcase vent system is sucked through the throttle body, either via the small pipe from the side of the throttle body (the one with the non-return valve on it under the engine cover) or through the pipe that comes over the engine and connects upstream of the turbo.

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    Ah thanks.

    I was starting to get worried.

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