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Blue smoke at startup
I searched this site pretty thourgh for my truck issue. First, was the oil leak which I though was a seal, but it is the pedestal. But my concern now, is the blue smoke at startup. If the truck sits for a few days, there is more blue smoke until it is burned off (more the longer it sits, just a puff is set for 8 hours). It could be turbo seals (or worse?). I pulled the air intake off and check the turbo for end and side play, but it seems pretty tight and smooth, no wiggle. My question, can the turbo seals be leaking and not have end play? I want to fix the pedestal oil leak, but while doing so, replace or repair the turbo. This problem started about 3 months ago, and the oil burning and leak seem to coincide. I have 160k on the truck, '02, 7.3L, auto, mostly stock, except for K&N cold air filter, and Amsoil dual by-pass oil filters.
Also, I have light oil in the intake, most likely from the CCV. There was a tiny pool of oil (4-5 drops worth) just before the turbo vanes. That doesn't seem to be enough to cause that amount of blue smoke.
No blue or white smoke after warm up.