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    Puff of blue smoke??

    I have been burning a slight amount of oil since owning the car 2 yrs ago now. I have used about a litre in 1000 miles!!! Within the last month.
    Had a look today and found breather pipe from cam cover to cross over pipe spilt so possible oil leak.
    The other day I fitted power pipe and a small amount of oil poured out from the old boost pipe??? Also later that day my car idling for 5mins max, as I pulled away a puff of blue smoke seen in my mirror and a burning smell came through the car??? Is my turbo on its way out???
    I use 5w 30 mobil one oil. I done 6k sine last oil change so is due again so thinking that this oil is too thin and seeping past turbo seals???
    I am using k@n panel filter, de cat pipe. The cat has 76k not sure of history before I got it at 52k??

    Any Ideas, had a breif look through threads can see nothing like what I have???

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    Alright mate what ive been told on here the oil in the pipes are common, i have it in my ones too. And the blue smoke sounds like the turbo is on its way out?
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    yea sounds to me like your turbo's on its way out mate i had same problems with mine. just had new vxr turbo on and it sorted it out straight away.

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    mine died like that, although was boosting fine still, swapped turbo myself for a vxr unit, all problems gone, i still have a slight oil leak somewhere around the gearbox area only very minor, i also stopped using 5w 40 oil and changed to 10w 40 as recommended by lots of z20let owners.

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    Ahhh!!!

    Cheers lads though so well, with wheels and exhaust system just done will have to wait untill it blows. The car has done 76k with possible original turbo so not bad going.

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