I've suspected for a while that my turbo seals were on their way out. I actually bought a rebuild kit months ago with the idea of taking the turbo out in order to repair it, but never did because it never actually turned out to be that bad - only a puff of blue smoke here and there and going through oil a little quickly.
However, while driving to London yesterday, it's suddenly gotten a lot worse. Smokes a bit on idle, and then every time I pull away I leave a rather large cloud of blue smoke behind me :S smells strongly of burning oil too. Seems to be worse in reverse too; I was doing a 3 point turn with the windows open and managed to fill the cabin with my own smoke....lol
So, I want to get the turbo out to repair it now...but I've got a really busy couple of weeks where I need access to the car, I really can't do much about that.
How bad is it for me to be driving the car as it is? Will I be causing lasting damage?