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Angry USING OIL!!!

Got a 95 f350 econoline van. with the 7.3l powerstroke. 140k miles. It uses oil.......i mean A LOT of oil. It used 2 quarts in a 100 miles. It only blows blue smoke when its cold......until it reaches normal operating tempt. but after that its fine. never blows any blue smoke when you get on it or anything. I was told that the turbo could be using the oil???? How do i find my problem???? any help would be great! Thanks

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how is the air filter? If it is clogged it will suck oil outta the CCV....I had a similar situation on my old white obs and couldnt figure out where my oil was going lol

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check the shafts of the turbo

how many miles on the psd?



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is there oil in the valley, or oil going down the engine

and check the air filter

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Fire the truck up, take the oil filler cap off the valve cover. How much blow is there.

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how is the air filter? If it is clogged it will suck oil outta the CCV....I had a similar situation on my old white obs and couldnt figure out where my oil was going lol
Complete service. Including new intake. and CCV mod.

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check the shafts of the turbo

how many miles on the psd?
140kmiles. least thats what it says. Runs really good. I put a custom intake on it, and felt the shaft on the turbo......couldnt fell any play.

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is there oil in the valley, or oil going down the engine

and check the air filter
Air filter is fresh. within in the last 500 miles. i will have to check for oil in the valley. but i think its pretty clean. doesnt leave any spots underneath it when its park.

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Fire the truck up, take the oil filler cap off the valve cover. How much blow is there.
I have the ccv mod done. I will pull the filter off tomorrow if i have time. What will this tell me.....

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-4 into 5 in. Turbo Back Exhaust. 6 in. Tip
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i was going through that as well...i went through 7 GALLONS of oil in a month. Turned out the injectors were leaking internally. No blue smoke thing ran like a champ. Haven't had any oil consumption problems since i got it checked out and replaced two injectors.
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