Leaking Turbo Intake O ring

Points
21
From
Frimley Surrey England
Car
Mercedes CLS320CDI
Hi Guys & Gals,
My 08 CLS320CDI is dripping oil from the air intake red O ring connector. I understand this could lead to problems in the Stepping motor directly underneath. Obviously I can replace the O ring but I would prefer to do some preventative measure to reroute the leak or cancel it completely. Any ideas would be most welcome.
Cheers,
Randy Geriatric
 

T9 man

TC ModFather
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Points
1,137
From
London, UK
Car
Saab 9-3SS T9
Is this a known issue on that model do you know buddy and is it possible that they do an upgrade "O" ring kit to prevent it from happening again?
 
Points
21
From
Frimley Surrey England
Car
Mercedes CLS320CDI
Hi T 9 man,
That equal length manifold you had made was pure art!
Yes it is a known fault & I thank you for creating a new train of thought regarding an "upgraded version" of the O ring. In reality it is not an O ring but a red rubber sleeve (30mm long x 60mm wide) that fits over the turbo intake. I plan to fit a new one this wknd & in the process hopefully find a way of preventing further seepage of oil into the Stepping motor electrics either by sealing the wiring or diverting the flow.
Appreciate your interest,
Cheers,
Randy Geriatric
 

T9 man

TC ModFather
Moderator
Points
1,137
From
London, UK
Car
Saab 9-3SS T9
Hi T 9 man,
That equal length manifold you had made was pure art!
Thank you very kindly buddy ;)


Yes it is a known fault & I thank you for creating a new train of thought regarding an "upgraded version" of the O ring. In reality it is not an O ring but a red rubber sleeve (30mm long x 60mm wide) that fits over the turbo intake. I plan to fit a new one this wknd & in the process hopefully find a way of preventing further seepage of oil into the Stepping motor electrics either by sealing the wiring or diverting the flow.
Appreciate your interest,
Cheers,
Randy Geriatric
I am sure there is a modern day gismo you could use, maybe a bit of aluminium ducting and a silicon reducer with Mikalor clamps might do the trick.
 

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