Jump to content
Ecoboost Owner Forums

Help identifying this leak please

Recommended Posts

Today I went to the DIY shop on base to attempt my PTU fluid change. Soon as I got her up on the lift and checked underneath I noticed an oil leak by the turbo. I took some pictures and attached them. Anyone know where this is leaking from? Also, It looks like my PTU was either changed at one point or someone did flush it before based off the markings on it. What do you all think?






Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would agree here with the others, in that there are WAY TO MANY markings on that PTU for it have rolled off the production line like that.


Even my PTU, which is factory (still to this day) has never presented the markings yours currently does.


Wish I would have done an inspection before buying this. I have all the previous paperwork and nothing showed it being at the dealer for anything related to the PTU. I could have my Dad's friend run the VIN on it (he works at a Ford dealer) and see if he can get a history on it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Think that would be a good idea. But if the previous owner did have the fluid change, remember Ford still insists that the PTU must be removed from the car for the change....So if the fluid was changed, there is a good chance the PTU was removed, especially if it is a hardcore "only do it by the Ford way" dealer.  Also remember, most dealers haven't seen a lot of SHO's and may not have a lot of knowledge about how things really are with them.

Edited by mjhpadi
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...

Sorry to chime in late on this one but I had a similar issue of oil buildup around the rear turbo. The dealer said that the charge pipe was leaking so they replaced that. When I asked if the gaskets in the turbo should be replaced they insisted that it was just the charge pipe and that some oil presence in the compressor side of the turbo is normal.

I know we've talked about this a million times before, about how Ford says its good to have some oil there and how we shouldnt run catch cans, but Im getting skeptical... 


Also, as an aside, I wish there was a way to get more air on the rear turbo. The front one gets all the fresh breeze coming through the grille. If I were the rear turbo I'd be jealous!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...