Massive oil leak & smoke-Torn Down Still Puzzled
'02 WRX 2.0
Let someone else drive the car they called and said blowing massive amounts of smoke and barely running. I go to pick up the car with the trailer and the car starts but is leaking massive amounts of oil from the front right corner near #1, but can't see exactly where coming from due to exhaust, timing covers, etc. There was about a quart of oil on the ground and undercarriage of this car, not just a little leak.
Brought home, filled with oil and car starts fine but smoking like a fooger, blew the dip stick out and when pulled the vent tube from the 1-3 bank valve cover it is blowing serious smoke out of it. I figure the guy was beating the car and blew head gasket, piston or worse, even though claims wasn't and decide to pull the motor.
There is a lot of oil present in the IC and throttle body Even with all the parts off still can't see any evidence of where the oil was pouring out of, pull the head and find no visible cracks or indication of blown gasket but #3 cylinder seems to have an excessive amount of oil in it. Pull piston out and it and the rings appear fine.
I'm a small block Chevy guy and this is my first experience with turbo imports. Someone suggested that all of this could be caused by a bad turbo seal.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.