What are Turbo Oil Leaks?

Oil leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, the main factor being incorrect pressure within the compressor and turbine housings.

Oil leaks can cause catastrophic damage to the bearing systems and occur within seconds of the turbocharger commencing operation.

When a turbocharger is installed correctly, it should NOT leak oil, however, there can be cases where oil leaks occur.

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To find out more about the main causes and signs of oil leaks, as well as, information about how to prevent future oil leaks – check out this article!! – Read more…

Check out the article featured in PMM, March 2019 – https://pmmonline.co.uk/technical/dealing-oil-leaks/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=23-April-2019

For further common turbo failure topics, check out our other helps guides

Common turbo failure modes create much discussion between our customers and the technical department. To help identify common failures in warranty situations and to provide advice on how to prevent future failures occurring, we have created a series of help guides:


Foreign Object Damage

Oil Leaks

Oil Contamination

Insufficient Lubrication



For further information on this or other topics, visit www.melett.com/technical or contact our Technical team via mel_techsupport@wabtec.com