Join Date: Apr 2012
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Dang... Jixned myself. Now smoking at idle!!
Ok... I jinxed myself. I just wrote a thread up saying how great my truck is running and asked other`s input on my new maintenance plan. Well, yesterday on my my way home from a job in Palm Beach, I noticed the truck was smoking more than normal. Anyways.. drove to Jupiter to see my Mom via I95 (about 30 min drive from Lake Worth where I live) and stopped to get beer at ABC, man my truck was smoking a crapload while idling in the parking lot!! The smoke doesn't appear to smell of coolant or fuel. It seems to be bluish, which means oil. I think it is the oil seal in the turbo. My deltas are great, I have no codes, truck runs as it always has with the Looney. I fired it up this morning it smoked very little, also the turbo whistle wasn't a prominent from my straight pipe, however, ran some errands and took it back on some side streets where I could open it up. Here is what I noticed. At Idle, VGT is 65% and at WOT from idle VGT is 15% and I get 20-23 pounds of boost (a little erratic) I let off before EGTs are too high and let her cool down. I don't dog the truck, and it sits alot and does a lot of city driving now, except on weekends, since I take the train to work now. Anyways after that I went to Home Depot and it smoked bad in the parking lot. My fuel economy is also the same, pretty dang good for what it is. My oil does not smell of fuel nor is the level any higher and looks great. The only thing that I have changed recently is that I did my CCV mod and standpipes and plugs. I regret not doing injector orings, I have a kit, at least I would have seen if I had a cracked injector tip, but due to time and family issues I had no time. I don't think that's the case. I don't think the VGT numbers matter, because I think the system is just doing it's job, just wanted to post as much info as I could, because I think it's turbo related. Sorry for such a long post.. I am still learning about this truck but love it. Thank you to anybody for any input.
Chris... LBCC dirty old XL with some special sauce.
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