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Is it possible that the turbo is leaking inside and it's dripping outside of the turbo? There is an oil leak and the turbo is wet. I'm concerned that the turbo is shot and it'll lead to a runaway.
 

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Most of the time it's an oil leak that covers the underside of the engine. To be sure, clean off the engine and over the net few days, look for the fresh leak. it's possible that the turbo is leaking oil but it normally ends up in the intercooler. It can leak out onto the outside but this is unusual, I don't think your car would run well at all if it was this bad.
 

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It could be a leaky valve cover, CCV, or EGR leaking oil. It's probably not leaking inside so much that it's on the outside. I would think that the oil would dry out or burn off due to the heat though.
 

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Thanks, you hear stories about racing engines and I don't want that to happen to me!
 

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Yeah, wash the engine off first. If there's some oil dripping, the road wind will blow it all over the bottom.
 

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Install a CCV filter with a catch can and that will help reduce the oil going through your manifold, and this will reduce the risk of a run away.
 
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