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Porsche 993 turbo 1995 oil leak

Oil coming from intercooler dripping onto turbo then onto exhaust,smoke then rising from under the wheel arch...turbo seals or breather pipe problem or what...jo

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This a turbo problem, you must to repair turbo

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