What is this and should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by EcoBeast, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    I received my Race Ramps and promptly got under the car to discover and inspect the underside.

    I am hoping someone can help me understand what the twin cylindrical shaped part is on the bottom of the picture. It is on the u-shaped pipe downstream of the turbo.

    Also, I noticed some oil on/around the passenger side drive shaft bearing block. I think you can see it pretty clearly on the photo, just above this twin cylindrical part. Is this grease normally oozing out of bearing or something more worrisome? The car has 3000 miles on it in 5 months.

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  3. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Member

    Oil pan leak?
     
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    defo get that looked at by your dealer
     
  5. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Clean it off and drive a bit, at least a few hundred miles. If it comes back, then something is leaking. If not, then it is likely nothing to worry about.
     
  6. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. It is exactly what I did late Sunday. I cleaned off the whole area around the bearing block now that getting under the car is very easy.

    Let's see what it will look like in a week. If it returns I need do what RodMoe suggested and go to the dealer.
     
  7. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    I looked all around the oil pan gasket and it is bone dry. The turbo hardware above the bearing block dry and clean as well. It looks like the bearing has just lost oozed some grease/oil which has dripped down the block.

    It could be normal - I just thought to ask if anyone else had seen this. I wiped it off to see if it comes back again.

    I am still curious to learn what the twin-cylindrical shaped part at the bottom of the picture is.
     
  8. Cesso

    Cesso Member


    I believe that was discovered to be a device which captures oil vapor/residue from the charge pipe.
     

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