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    Another turbo gone?!

    The car is producing a lot of blue smoke after idling for a short while - its OK if it is only for a minute but then the smoke pours out.

    No oil in boost pipes and breathers are clear and in good shape (AFAIK)

    Take it for a drive and the blue smoke piles out when accelerating but cannot see any when on overrun, this clears after a while.

    Am I right in thinking the seals have gone? Causing oil to build up in the exhaust and get burnt off when driving?

    Finally..... do LMF sell the VXR turbo's? Tried to call but they are closed now.

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    Mine did the same and after a week it had no oil left, it dripped from the turbo and also left via the dump valve, new turbo required. keep checking you oil level and power pipe to the throttle bodie for any oil.
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    Keep checking your oil level, when my turbo broke i lost all the oil in a day.

    Got my VXR turbo from LMF

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    Oil level never budges. Its only if it is idling the problems start, and it hardly idles for long TBH.

    Checked the 2 breathers from the top of the rocker cover (one at the back and one at the front) and they are both fine. Any others that could cause problems?

    How much was the turbo, Buckle?

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    £510 inc the full fitting kit, with all new gaskets etc.

    Think the fitting kit was around £80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle247 View Post
    £510 inc the full fitting kit, with all new gaskets etc.

    Think the fitting kit was around £80.
    thats a good price, im going to buy one now, left with little choice

    so basically £510 all in, cant argue with that
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    I am not convinced it is the turbo though. Is that £510 all in including VAT and delivery? For everything?

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    Think that price included a bit of discount for being an AS member.

    It was £513 i paid for delivery, turbo, fitting kit and VAT

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    isnt autovaux fairly cheap for everything all in too?

    I'm glad steve @ lmf will give a discount to AS members on this though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy View Post
    isnt autovaux fairly cheap for everything all in too?

    I'm glad steve @ lmf will give a discount to AS members on this though!
    yep lmf is best price at 511,autovaux are 590 iirc. they upped their price when vaux did

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