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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Hi Have mk 7 130 fwd transit slight oil leak from rear engine

Customer Question

Have mk 7 130 fwd transit
slight oil leak from rear engine from turbo inlet
have had hoses off and wet at inlet
looks like from engine breather pipe that joins main fresh air inlet pipe
these pipes are plastic with no seals
had van 2 years drives great has always used some oil
other worry is when engine running and oil fill cap off some mist from cap
any advice please
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  fordspec replied 5 years ago.

Hi there welcome and thank you for the question hope i can be of some assistance to your problem


Is your oil leak coming from the area indicated in the picture by the arror below and is it stilll leaking since you have cleaned and refit it?





Customer: replied 5 years ago.


Could not open your picture (red cross in box)

Will ask my son when comes home if he knows why?


Yes still leak, where turbo inlet transition plastic piece that connects to air rubber pipe. 2 jubilee clips join.


Have also yesterday taken air filter box off and removed

breather plastic box to inspect diapragm and spring and make sure no blockages, all ok.

Expert:  fordspec replied 5 years ago.

Ok then these are common for leaking sometimes you just get a misting or sometimes it can cause more of a leak, now normally to start with we remove the pipes and clean off all the pipes and then refit the pipes as it is normally down to the clips not been tight enough that causes the leak if it still leaks after this then the pipes need to be changed but just make sure that your oil leak is not coming from the oil return pipe gasket as this sits below the pipe.


If you could post a picture of the leak area then that would be helpful.


Kind Regards