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Howdy. 2001 7.3L only 130K miles started burning 2 quarts every 400 miles or less. No visible oil leak. Ford replaced EBP sensor and said oil pressure was too high. Continues to burn oil - exhaust smells like burning oil instead of deisel and has blue tinge. Ford did compression check and all is good and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. They said air filter was dirty and I need a new motor. It has not lost power. I suspected turbo so I pulled the turbo hoses to the cooler and found oil puddled at the joints in the hoses. I ran it for 20 min with turbo cooler hoses disconnected (I know, not recommended, I'm kinda desperate and don't want to replace motor) and burning oil smell and blue tinge in exhaust went away and it smelled like a diesel again. One other tidbit, driving at highway speeds (8 hour road trip to San Antonio) it hardly used oil. Uses a ton driving around town. Am I right to replace turbo? Should I replace o-rings on pedestal too? Someone else told me it might be injector o-rings. I am ready to put in new turbo, just wanted to make sure there aren't other ways to diagnose turbo letting oil into intake or if it is getting into cylinders another way. -- Thanks!