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Old 02-16-2014, 07:52 AM
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Decent oil leak Blown turbo or seals or more?

I started my truck this morning and let the truck get up to 140F before I left the house. I didn't even make it a mile when I noticed it was smoking profusely out the tailpipe when a car pulled up behind me. I made it to the next street where I turned off and popped the hood it smelt like oil in the engine bay. My truck is fully deleted and am venting into the atmosphere with a 1" hose and I noticed that it still had built up pressure inside the oil fill which I don't think it ever has. I saw some oil residue in the hot side pipe and copious amounts of oil in the exhaust. I don't know enough to definitively tell if it is just a seal or one of my turbos blew or if this is something worse? I don't beat on my truck ever and rarely get on it but I keep within safe paramaters.

Thank you to all who help and can tell me where to start with this. I don't have a garage so I can't do much until I get to one.

P.S. Truck has no loss of power from what I could tell, has no missing or odd feel to it, coolant still looked like it should.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:16 AM
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So there wasn't oil all over the engine bay but just mostly in the exhaust? Is there a lot of blowby coming out the oil fill when you start it?
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Yup there was quite a bit. Even with the CCV vented to the atmosphere there was still pressure under the cap when I spun it off. There is zero oil in the engine bay.
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Sounds like it could be a piston
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:23 AM
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That's definitely something I wanted to hear
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:04 PM
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I really hope its not man but its kind of sounding that way.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:37 PM
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So I figured out the problem and hopefully no damage was done. My 1in CCV hose that ran to the back of the cab developed a sag in it where moisture built up and froze which preceded to block of any venting all together. I cut the hose just behind the fender wall and it now has a straight shot down to the ground.

Do you think I may have been spared and no head gasket damage was done? Or any damage in general? I didn't run it like that very long.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:20 PM
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my high pressure turbo had about 1/2 slack in the center section and damaged the seal which was allowing engine oil to get by and was pushing it into the intercooler and into the engine. I ended up putting a motor in my truck because of the turbo. I got down on the truck and all of a sudden smoked poured out of it and it killed. when I tried to start it back it would barely turn over. I had only had the truck maybe 12 hours pulled it back home to find it only had 7 quarts of oil in it. finally got it to start back up but had a bad knock. come to find out it had bent a rod because the turbo was actually sucking the oil out the engine and pushing it into the engine and when I got down on it it forced a bunch of oil into one of the cylinder and could not burn it and being liquid doesn't compress some thing had to give so it bent a rod. if I was you I would pull the piping from the high pressure turbo and see if you have slack in that center section. it aint hard to do and could save you a engine and a lot of $$$$$ if that is the problem..
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:21 PM
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I did that and it still has hardly any play at all in it. It's been 3 days now and it runs great as it always has.
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Good deal.
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