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Oil coming out the exhaust manifold?

Discussion in 'GM 6.5 Diesel Engines' started by Bigburban, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Bigburban

    Bigburban New Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    Well I was checking the Burban today and noticed a small amount of oil that appears to be coming out of the exhaust manifold where it connects to the engine 1st cylinder passenger side. Any ideas? Should I worry? No weird noises and runs fine.
  2. NVW

    NVW Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2008
    Castor, AB.
    In that location it could be from the turbo drain tube leaking on the manifold.
  3. Bigburban

    Bigburban New Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    I have not had a real chance to look at it but that makes sense I changed that injector out last week but didn't replace the gasket on the drain pipe.
  4. Turbine Doc

    Turbine Doc Just Another Diesel Guy

    Red RTV applied sparingly so that it doesn't ooze over into the drain cavity when compressed, is what I use now when I I do turbo swaps if I don't have a new gasket handy, or I tap out a gasket from sheet gasket paper

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