Vdj79

CUTTING_LOOSE

New Member
Hi guys need A bit of info what to expect cause my engine in a single cab v8 2012 started spitting some oil out under where the intercooler sits...is that just gaskets ?
 

phs

Well-Known Member
Could be leaking intercooler they can fatigue most I have seen are around the top intercooler tank

also the intercooler gaskets are metal so can be re used if the cooler has been off but can leak afterwards

and lastly the hose to the throttle body can leak too

these motors encounter a fair bit of blow by so they get a good coat of oil in the intake
 

CUTTING_LOOSE

New Member
Ok thanks buddy ...it just started leaking not major..but will I be able to get away with it for a bit or should I just stand the vehicle down and get it sorted ?
 

phs

Well-Known Member
Ok thanks buddy ...it just started leaking not major..but will I be able to get away with it for a bit or should I just stand the vehicle down and get it sorted ?
leaking cooler weather it be gasket, hose or fracture
Will cost you some efficiently but not a show stopper

personally I would look to find the leak and address it.
 

CUTTING_LOOSE

New Member
Ok thanks for the info mate and another question after I fix all that is it safe to remap a engine at a high k's like mine 280k?
 

phs

Well-Known Member
How longs a piece of sting ?

generally there a fairly solid donk and well under tuned factory std in the 79

a good start would be checking injector feedback values and if all good and you know a trustworthy tuner

y not
 

CUTTING_LOOSE

New Member
Yes I will consider looking into new injectors and bit of a rebuild for her 300k mark just so she can go another 300(fingers crossed) and no I don't know any tuners yet I live up in the cape and the nearest place to go to is cairns sadly...
 
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