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    Unhappy Turbo gone up in smoke

    Well, two days after my MOT pass i've blown my turbo oil seals.

    Well pretty sure this is the problem. I was overtaking slow cars and once halfway through 4th gear the power just stopped. The car then sounded like a scooby till i could pull off into a side road a few hundred yards later.

    Reset ecu by disconnecting battery just in case, then restarted the engine. Lots of coughing and more misfiring then lots of white smoke.

    I've had a looky and my intake is full of oil, on the top of the turbo inlet it was everywhere.

    So VXR turbo is here. And i am hoping this is the only problem!

    Just thought i'd share my troubles. And i was just about to fork out for bodywork instead.

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    you say white smoke.......... i thought it was blue smoke when it was oil seals

    I also thought white smoke was head gasket

    I may be wrong
    End of an era - She's gone to a good home

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    Well the thought did come into my head but there was no water mixing into the oil. or mayo under the oil cap. Spark plugs were coated a little though.

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    sparks would be coated a little as the excess oil would be pumped into the chambers and i suppose it would create white smoke out of exhaust

    I remember over filling oil many years ago and the car was pumping out thick white smoke......
    End of an era - She's gone to a good home

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    Well it turns out that i've blown a piston as well.

    Now I am a little stumped. Anyone have any ideas on prices for rebores and new pistons etc. I'm guessing a fair bit?

    So some of you may have noticed the car is up for sale as a project. Gutted really but i think after 4 and a half years of ownership its time to move on.

    Check out my autobiography for more info, but this could be goodbye astra sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millen99 View Post
    Well it turns out that i've blown a piston as well.

    Now I am a little stumped. Anyone have any ideas on prices for rebores and new pistons etc. I'm guessing a fair bit?

    So some of you may have noticed the car is up for sale as a project. Gutted really but i think after 4 and a half years of ownership its time to move on.

    Check out my autobiography for more info, but this could be goodbye astra sport.
    I could sort you out a new engine at a Good price if wanted

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    Dude don't sell it, see what Danny has to offer, if not even on the VXpro thing won't cost ya loads.

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    normally this is a piston no3 problem and can be sorted by hining the bores and fitting new forged or a second hand standard piston. I have 2 standard pistons spare and will soon have a set of used VXR forged pistons spare too if that will help you
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    Sorry to here about your car, was really nice. Shame you can keep hold of it.

    Mark

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    Thanks all for the offers of parts and the like. Much appreciated, but unfortunately i can't afford to get the work done and the car is going to have to go

    No matter which way i look at it I still need to take the engine out to have it fixed so for me its too much work. My only hope is someone out there will have the time and money to put back into again.

    Thanks all for the comiserations

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