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bernard

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« on: 20:34, Sat 04 October 2008 »
whilst driving today suddenly there was a cloud of smoke behind me that smelt of oil since then it hasnt been to bad but is smoking now and again.  Ive toke off the down pipe at the turbo end and there was no oil and was dry, then I took of the telephone hose and there was a fair amount of oil in there and also the boost hose going to the turbo had a bit in, theres very little play in the turbo.

Im not to sure if the turbos buggerd or its the stem valves or something can anyone help!!

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« Reply #1 on: 20:43, Sat 04 October 2008 »
Do you have the breather 'cup mod' or standard set up ??

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« Reply #2 on: 20:50, Sat 04 October 2008 »
standard matey

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« Reply #3 on: 00:37, Sun 05 October 2008 »
Could be heavy breathing, could be turbo on it's way out.

Last time i had a worn turbo it would puff smoke out after coasting for a while (eg coming up to an island on a dual carraigeway etc) then changing down and pulling off again it would puff a cloud out.

Then finally one morning, i couldn't see anything behind me.  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: 04:17, Sun 05 October 2008 »
dous it only smoke on boost??? could be piston rings matey?

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« Reply #5 on: 07:29, Sun 05 October 2008 »
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Then finally one morning, i couldn't see anything behind me.  :lol:


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: 07:35, Sun 05 October 2008 »
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standard matey


May have a slight intermittent blockage in the breathers, may have just been a one off, keep an eye on it all may be fine, like you say, could have  been VSS seeping, so hard to say...
It's more in-out play in the turbo you have to worry about but also when was the oil changed & what grade ??

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« Reply #7 on: 08:39, Sun 05 October 2008 »
oil was done just over 3000miles ago, Mobil 1 15/50 motorsport, Can oil leak from the turbo into the manifold side??

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« Reply #8 on: 11:47, Sun 05 October 2008 »
I think I may have found the problem I checked over all the breather pipes and found the pipe that goes to the back of the manifold had a strange bit of plastic wedged inside so once removed I started it up and then my afr's went alot leaner.  Does this sound as if that was why I was getting some smoke??

there does not seem to be any smoke now but I have not taken it for a drive yet.

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« Reply #9 on: 12:12, Sun 05 October 2008 »
There are meant to be restrictors in the standard breather setup.

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« Reply #10 on: 13:03, Sun 05 October 2008 »
orite I did start to think that as there was also a thingie in the pipe that runs to the air filter.  does it matter now ive now removed them Im not getting any smoke now but it has made me run leaner.

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« Reply #11 on: 16:08, Sun 05 October 2008 »
When you fit the catch tank they are removed anyways ;)
Just adjust the mixture, also if you want to keep them just make sure they are clear ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 17:21, Sun 05 October 2008 »
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When you fit the catch tank they are removed anyways ;)
Just adjust the mixture, also if you want to keep them just make sure they are clear ;)


When I fit the catch tank do I still have a hose going to the sump return?

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« Reply #13 on: 17:40, Sun 05 October 2008 »
You can yes..but it's not needed, i did though.

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« Reply #14 on: 22:16, Fri 10 October 2008 »
I still getting smoke now and again, and getting lots of smoke when ever I take off the oil cap.  putting It down to a worn bottom end it does not matter now as I was planning on putting my new engine with forged pistons new turbo etc in soon anyways and Ive got plenty of time to do it now as Im picking up a car next week for my everyday motor.