Ok peeps..........engine and box is all in and I started it for the first time on Saturday.........The lifters were a bit noisey for about two minutes on start up but they quietened down and now she does not tap at all (fingers crossed).
Also once I started it for the first time, it had no exhaust, just straight out of the turbo (bit loud) when the engine reached about 85 dgerees, it started to pump blue smoke out of the turbo on idle, but went away when you rev it....turbo seals yeah ?
Anyway sunday I took it for about a 5 mile round trip just to see if everything was ok and it drove fine even with no exhaust, (very on/off power) but still on idle it smoked badly but when driving, it was fine..........
I managed to put my origional 2 inch janspeed exhaust on and mate it up to the standard c20let down pipe just to quieten it down and get me to Norwich to have a proper 2.5" system put on which will be next week hopefully..........
I brought the car in to work this morning which was about a 20mile trip and sat with the engine on in the car park to see if it smoked again, and touch wood, it did not put a puff of blue smoke out at all.............
Do you rekkon it just needed a run to supple up the seals again after the engine had been sitting for a long time, im not sure how long exactly, maybe about 4 months.............
It seems to be ok today, im just hoping it stays that way or its a new turbo aint it..........?????????
Any thoughts on this............ If it was piston rings, it would smoke all the time or at least when you put your foot down yeah?
everyone ive spoken to says it was the turbo seal leakin and i have been told to drive it arround for a few weeks to let everything settle down..........
Whats your thoughts please,
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I've got a very similiar problem. The turbo was reconditioned a
few hundred miles ago, so I'm pretty sure that's OK. The engine
is running as sweet as a nut, but when I stop at the lights for a
minute or so, I get huge plumes of blue smoke obstructing my
rear view. Doesn't look cool really.
Dunno how correct i am here but aren't turbocharged cars supposed to burn a wee bit of oil? As the oil heats up it gets thinner (less viscous) making it easier to pass through the turbo seals - correct me if i'm wrong anyone!
When my car went in for it emmissions test for the MOT the temp. gauge was sitting just above 90degrees (verging on when the fan usually cuts in). There was wisps of smoke coming from the exhaust which scared me at the time but.......
......whilst at Crail and watching Supras, Imprezas and other turbocharged cars warming up before going up the strip i noticed alot of them were leaving quite large clouds of smoke behind them as they revved their engines.
Now surely it is due to the increased temperature of the oil that it appears that these turbocharged cars are 'burning' oil? This is my theory - as i said, correct me if i'm wrong!
The thing with mine is that it wasn't doing it before I went
on the rollers in Hastings. It started literally in the carpark
after the RR sesh.
I'm sure temperature has to be a factor as it doesn't smoke
at all when I'm on the move, just when stopped in traffic.