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Turbos seals or piston rings?

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So i have developed an issue with my truck where it has started to blow blue smoke. Usually only when the engine is cold and usually when the trans is shifting gears almost like it defuels then blows smoke. Performance doesnt seem to be affected at all. So i figure its either the turbo seals or piston rings. I came to the forum to see if anyone knows anywhere else other then those 2 areas that may cause this same issue. Im looking at the turbo cause i figure if it was the poston rings it would be more consistent. If anyone can chome in with any ideas im willing to hear them just wanting to double check before i pull the turbo and i couldnt find anything on here with quite the same symptoms. Truck in sig thanks in advance.
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Do you run a fuel additive? Have you looked at the turbine side of the turbo to see if there is any oil?

I had a similar problem when first purchased with 217k on it. I added Diesel Kleen additive and it went away within a tank. But i also verified my turbo was good afterwards. I stopped adding it thinking it might have just been a fluke but within a tank the smoke was back. So now i always add it at every fill up. It's good for the injectors anyway because of the added lubrication and the truck runs better.
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Good day

So i have developed an issue with my truck where it has started to blow blue smoke. Usually only when the engine is cold and usually when the trans is shifting gears almost like it defuels then blows smoke. Performance doesnt seem to be affected at all. So i figure its either the turbo seals or piston rings. I came to the forum to see if anyone knows anywhere else other then those 2 areas that may cause this same issue. Im looking at the turbo cause i figure if it was the poston rings it would be more consistent. If anyone can chome in with any ideas im willing to hear them just wanting to double check before i pull the turbo and i couldnt find anything on here with quite the same symptoms. Truck in sig thanks in advance.
Sounds more like injectors or ficm maybe.
Usually won't get blue smoke until the exhaust is hot if the turbo were leaking.

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Yes i run diesel kleen in evey tank. And thanks kaya i guess i will have to switch my monitors and watch the ficm voltage. Does anyone know if its possible for these engines to wet stack? Or would that only happen with a bad turbo seal? Im wondering if the seal leaks slightly when cold and oil pools in the turbo until it heats up and reseals i havent had a chance to look at it yet.
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What does the smoke smell like? Fuel? Or burnt oil?

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