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I was doing a little maintenance on my car today and noticed that there was oil on the underside of the exhaust manifold (right on the flange). There isn't any oil in the IC pipes, so I dont think it is the turbo. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Rings could be failing, and pushing oil through the exhaust valves into the manifold.

Or, the stock oil line could be severed and spewing oil up on top of the manifold.

Either way, the oil should be burning...and you'll be able to tell if either of these situations is the case.
 

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Thanks, I will pull the turbo and manifold and check. If the rings are failing, would smoke be coming out of the exhaust?
 

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Yes, if the rings are failing, smoke would be coming out of the exhaust.

Your turbo could also be going bad if smoke is coming out the exhaust. Maybe time for a rebuild.
 

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Well, first thing to do would be to find out exactly where the oil is coming from.

Is it seeping from OUT of the exhaust manifold, or being thrown on the manifold from a leak somewhere?
 
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