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#16 Old 09-25-2013, 10:52 AM
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take pics and post em.

You already have a VF series one laying around, right?

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take pics and post em.

You already have a VF series one laying around, right?
I sold it because I thought it was fine. But I have one lined up


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So the exhaust smoke is still there after idling. Been busy lately haven't been able to pull the top mount I will be doing that Monday since I have off. I'm thinking its the turbo. I've noticed this has been happening ever since I switched to rotella t6 5-40.


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Pulled my downpipe today it was dry. Hot side of turbo didn't have any oil in it.
Intercooler had minimal oil on it
No oil in throttle body
No oil intake manifold
Oil in cold side of turbo where the y pipe on the intercooler connects.
No smoke when i remove the oil cap so that eliminates rings
So who things a AOS will fix this, or a new turbo will fix this.


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Did you check shaft play?

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Yeah none at all man gonna send you some videos I got


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Looks good to me. Here is an interesting video about crankcase ventilation I found. Pay particular attention to what they talk about with the plate on the back of the engine at 0.33. May not be relivant to your problem but it kinda talked me out of getting a aos right now. Long story short....Idk why your still smoking...lol. Ill quit rambling now.

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And yet I would bet you the catch can gets oil collected in it with a perfectly fine engine...catch cans suck because you have to keep trying to check it and empty it.

Get your turbo a Nicotine patch or chantex....
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I know this thread is a few days old but I thought it might be helpful to share how I figure out what's burning oil...

Turbo- usually if the turbo is the cause of the smoke it might do it a little at idle but it will smoke a lot more under boost (most of the time) so warm it up and go give it a little juice and watch your mirror

Rings- the old oil take the oil cap off and rev it trick works usually... Look for smoke coming out there or another way to check is in neutral slowly bring the Rpms up (without getting into boost at all) and bring it up to 4k for a second and look at the exhaust... If it's smoking bad then it's probably rings
Note: compression tests can't mean your rings are good, there are oil rings that can be bad and not affect the compression... Leak down test can help determine this though

PCV- usually I just take the PCV valve off and blow through both sides... It should seal on way and flow freely the other without any sticking or binding inside

Valve seals- (no one said this yet?) valve seals suck oil under vaccuum... I like to get up to 60-65 and downshift to third, then downshift to second, then downshift to first.... This will put you at maximum vaccuum and it should smoke quite a bit... Sometimes when you get to the stop and go to take off again...

Headgasket- check for oil in the coolant or coolant in your oil

One last thing... I noticed you didn't directly type that it was coming out if the tailpipe... My buddy had a car the had a small valve cover gasket leak that ran down onto the exhaust pipes and would only smoke if you were really getting on it because the downpipe would get hot enough to burn the oil and we saw smoke in the mirrors and thought it was the turbo when it was a tiny simple oil leak... Luckily he found it before going through the expense and hassle of putting another turbo on.

This isn't a bible... Just how I check for oil burning in any boosted car that I own or test drive.

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^ Good info! Rep your way!

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WOW N8mcd!! Great info!!! Something I will for sure keep in mind!

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Bringing up this old thread. What your looking at is the turbo where it connects to the down-pipe. There is oil right there which is making me believe that the seal in the turbo is shot.


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