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Unread 06-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Oil puddle inside air intake tubes

Is oil inside the air intake tubes normal? RIPP Stage 2 supercharger installed on 2008 JKU automatic

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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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No. What exact tubes are you talking about? Sounds like a seal in the RIPP Vortech unit is leaking/blown. This happens if the Vortech vent is not installed...?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
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These are pipes between the intercooler output side and the throttle body. I'll check the oil level tomorrow when there's light out.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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I'll also check the tubes coming directly off the supercharger
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Unread 06-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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It sounds like (off-hand guess here) a plenum gasket leak. Happens in Magnum engines on a regular basis. It will require a full intake tear-down/rebuild and simply a new gasket. That is, if it is actually a plenum gasket leak... But don't quote me on that. Superchargers are uncharted territory for me.

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Dumb ? But I gave to ask. Is the PCV valve that Ripp supplies installed correctly? If backwards then it would pressurize the crankcase and shoot oil mist back in air filter and intake. Check intake to SC and see if oil is at inlet or as above from air plenum.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info everyone.

And I do have good news for whom ever comes across this similar issue. I contacted RIPP, and they came back within 10 minutes (email) saying this is indeed normal.

Is this normal?
"Yes, if you have the PCV system hooked up normally this will happen. All engines from the factory recycle its crank case gasses, and this "sludge" oil is what you get. You can look into a catch can if you'd like, but we don't make them." -Chris from RIPP
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Turbo systems do the same thing.
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Turbo systems do the same thing.
Yes, pretty common thing to find in turbo cars.
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Tnx for the info, I will check mine out tomorrow and see if I have oil accumulation in the air tube....
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Maybe this explains the mysterious 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles that Jeep claims is normal? J/K!!
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Unread 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #12
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Checked my air intakes, no notice of oil buildup that I can see yet. Also, my engine does not see high oil consumption either, maybe 1 qt every 100 hrs at most.
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