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    My Turbo Problem

    Have finally finished my oil consumption test, and the dealership phoned up Vauxhall who are willing to go 50/50 on the price, apparently that leaves me with a bill of £550 to put a new turbo on my car!

    Seems a bit excessive to me, and for a turbo to only last just past the warranty and only have covered 36K miles!! Think it maybe a faulty turbo?!

    Another I have notice is that I'll be drive about, then think "gotta check my oil" so I'll stop somewhere, turn off the engine, leave it for a minute, then dip the oil, smoke appears from the pipe once you've taken the tester thingy out. Then when you open the top cap, more smoke comes out!!

    Really think something stupid is happening, and that maybe my Turbo ain't at fault? maybe breather related!

    Any suggestions on either topic?? and if you mention what breather pipes to clean, can you give pictures if poss??
    "Real cars don't come with free insurance."

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    Doesnt sounds good dave..... Rings? ouch!
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    Are you sure its smoke and not steam? - had to ask.

    if it is smoke then if you touch (with the oil) a hot surface it will smoke. dropped oil on my old modified 1.2 nova and the bit of oil ignited with a puff of smoke.

    I would still get it checked though as somethings most likely wrong.
    (Previously owned a SRi-Turbo Phase III.5 running 290bhp 370ibft
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    get a compression check dave..... ray at t&m in colchester can do this for ya?

    Sounds like a ring has failed..
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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    have to hold off for the moment, looking at moving first!

    How's your old chap getting on with the DP's?
    "Real cars don't come with free insurance."

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    Moving away again are ya?

    Saw you in the cinema the other night you were just leaving!

    DP's are sorted just testing now, then just need to knock up a batch for retail.... lol
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