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6.0 Blue Smoke
Here is the dilemma... Turbo has 9K miles on it, original replaced for nearly identical issue as I am currently experiencing 13 months ago. Basically I can shut down a 4 lane highway at the traffic lights with blue smoke, good thing, I guess is people stay clear of me.
Have since pulled the dipstick, removed the fill cap and run every diagnostic test that Autel and AE offer - situation normal. There is considerable oil in the downpipe at the CAT pipe.
No smoke visible under acceleration, good boost numbers and no other noticeable detrimental issues.
Figuring for sure its yet again a failed Turbo, it was removed Tuesday evening boxed, and shipped NDA to dealer where purchased for warranty check-out Wednesday on Thursday, Dealer in turn received and checked-out turbo and, same day shipped back to me NDA - received last evening.
Upon removal, copious amount of oil in the exhaust turbine and down pipe. Y-pipe and intake all completely clean.
Turbo, had no obvious problem causing the oil to puke into the exhaust stream. Shaft rotation appears smooth and normal.
Dilemma is this : Dealer and their mechanic notes no issues with the turbo, no reason found for it to puke oil out the exhaust - thus no warranty replacement required.
Soooo - Would you re-install it and continue the search on the limited, thought to be checked issues that could be the problem or, bite the bullet and buy another turbo regardless on dealer findings?
Thanks - Rob