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Blew A Turbo Seal

Old 06-06-2004, 05:18 PM
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OK....so as i was replacing some vacuum lines on my car yesterday, i decided that instead of having a hose coming of the pcv and the oil overflow to the ground, i would cap off the pcv and run a vac line to the TID since i just got some more vacuum lines in the mail. I capped off the pcv and got wrapped up in installing an efan in my car when 1revvin7 got to my house. got the efan hooked up and running and decided to take it ot for a spin to see how she worked.....I completely forgot to uncap the overflow fitting on the oil fill cap and run a hose fom that to the TID ....needless to say my oil pressure went through the roof. Sitting at a stop light about half mile from my house about 5 cars around me were engulfed in smoke. Got back to my house, fixed the lines but shes still chuggin out the smoke. So now its tuime to send it out to cheapturbo.com for rebuild.



I guess the only upside to this is now i can rewire my cobbled wiring harness from the previous owner and get my new clutch in
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:05 AM
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It is very unlikely that you blew a seall in the turbo. It is most likely that you filled the exhaust up with oil and it will take a while to burn off. I have seen cars take hrs of run time for the oil to completely burn off.
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Originally Posted by IGY' date='Jun 7 2004, 12:05 AM
It is very unlikely that you blew a seall in the turbo. It is most likely that you filled the exhaust up with oil and it will take a while to burn off. I have seen cars take hrs of run time for the oil to completely burn off.
Yea we were unsure how long it would take, but he told me later on tonight thats its almost totally cleared up. Looks like his turbo is ok. He was pretty scared when there was all that smoke, we thought the motor popped.
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Originally Posted by IGY' date='Jun 6 2004, 09:05 PM
It is very unlikely that you blew a seall in the turbo. It is most likely that you filled the exhaust up with oil and it will take a while to burn off. I have seen cars take hrs of run time for the oil to completely burn off.
So, if you were to drive a rotary at 6k RPM for, oh, 20 minutes, it would have the same effect of burning out all the oil in the exhaust? :-)



That's a good example of why it's a good idea to either finish one task completely before starting the next, or, if you have to interrupt stuff, keep a checklist of things that you need to finish. And then before you start the car, go over the checklist, and double check you finished everything. Personally I just try to finish one thing at a time and double check everything when I'm done.



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Old 06-07-2004, 05:33 PM
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yea i usually try to keep track of what im doing or do one thing at a time. I know i wont make that mistake again.
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OK.....so i overreacted about the turbo. turns out it is just fine, not burning anymore oil, it was just burning the left over oil in the exhaust. phew
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At the last dyno tuning meet I went to someone had an injector problem that flooded their motor. They tried to get it to start by adding ATF....and more ATF....and MORE ATF. The car pumped out cotton white clouds of smoke for the rest of the night (30min at idle and another hr or so on the dyno).
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