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Burning Oil

silent_wolf Nov 1, 2018

  1. silent_wolf

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    So in the last couple of weeks my car has started to burn oil intermittently.

    When I start it theres never smoke, only time it happens is in stop go traffic and maybe at the odd traffic light, theres almost never smoke in the mornings when I drive to work, but on my way home it smokes 80% of the time. Also never any smoke when I'm on the freeway.

    Would this be the valve seals? Or possibly an oil seal on the exhaust side of the turbo?
     
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  3. badger5

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    colour of smoke?
     
  4. silent_wolf

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    It looks grey in my mirror, usually a big cloud like its been sitting in the exhaust and pulling off has pushed all of it out
     
  5. badger5

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    puddled oil if white/grey.. non combusted in other words, so potentially exhaust valve stem seals/guides or turbo hotside seals.
    Is there any oil in charge pipework or turbos inlet..?
     
  6. silent_wolf

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    I did the timing belt over Christmas and the charge pipe has some oil in it, but it wasnt running out, more like a few drops here and there and the throttle body had a light oily residue but it wasnt black like the drops of oil in the charge pipe
     

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