Just as im about to sell the thing to !!!.
Galahad turns up to look at my baby to buy her..
I let him take it out for a spin..
I hear him go up the dual carriageway at mach10...
Comes back the thing is smoking blue smoke and a couple of lifters are tapping loudly
We listen to it and the tap comes and goes on its own at idle..
the smoke is still blue but seems to come and go with the tapping noise
even more confusing..
if it was rings wouldnt it smoke all the time at operating temp ?
that also doesnt explain the tapping...?
breather problem maybe ? heard something about a smoking C20let before that was a breather problem..but that dont explain the tapping..
some sort of pressure thing ?
while at coombe the car was overfilled with oil i had a surge and it smoked and dumped oil out the breather into the inlet side ?
galahad is happy with the car as long as i sort this..
all bloody strange it dont make sense unless ive missed something..
dont think its the turbo it dont somke at idle or on underrun and no oil rounf or in the dump valve..
oil pump related to tapping but what about smoke