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Old 10-12-2010, 09:57 AM
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Motor oil in IC piping

I took off my driverside IC tube and there is a pool of oil where the tube and the turbo meet. Is it time for a turbo rebuild or do I have other problems? The truck sometimes smokes white/blue when started after sitting over night, sometimes it doesnt.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:12 AM
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If there is alot in there, it is something to be concerned over. But if its just a little bit, dont worry. It builds up over time. Figure it has probably never been cleaned or flushed so the oil that is in there is from however many thousands of miles are on you truck.
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There can be a ton in your intercooler. Try removing it and dumping it out. I had over 1qrt in my 96 when I took it out to sell it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:38 AM
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Oh boy, I hope its just build up from 152,000 miles and not being cleaned. Im pulling the motor next weekend to replace the oil pan, Ill rebuild the turbo and drain the IC and see what I come up with. Thanks guys
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:17 PM
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Be a good time to do the CCV Mod and stop more oil from going in
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:43 PM
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Please forgive my ignorance but what is the ccv mod? New to powerstrokes so im not familiar with the lingo yet, im a former cummins guy. Im assuming it stands for Crank Case Ventilation mod, but what do you do?
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:22 AM
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You got it!

The CCV Mod is simply extending the connection between the Valve Cover and the Inlet with a oil separator (to prevent the blow-by from carrying oil into the system).

LOTS of posts here about it, doing a search can be a pain here with only 3 letters in it, but if you poke around a bit you'll find it quickly I'm sure....
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:31 PM
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ok cool, thanks
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:50 PM
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sometimes in the heavy truck side of things, an engine can be totally sucked clean of all it's oil if it is towed without having socks put on the stacks. What happens is the wind blowing through the exhaust reverses the turbo from pushing air into the intake to a vacuum sucking the oil out of the motor out through the intercooler and eventually out the air cleaner. Not that I'm suggesting that this has happened to you but if you have recently had your vehicle towed the air going through the exhaust may have left some oil in the IC. Most tow truck drivers would not know enough about turbo engines to sock the pipes except for heavy truck tow truck drivers and then even some of them don't know about it. Seeing as most pickups are towed from the rear end and also have pipes out the back it's like having ram air.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:02 PM
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Wow, I've never heard of that but it makes sense. Fortunately mine hasnt been towed recently
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