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    Advise please!!!!!!

    I have a mk4 astra with a z20let. it is burnining excessive amounts of oil.....as in one litre a week (250 miles)!!! it had a vxr turbo fitted 20,000 miles ago. if i leave engine idling for a min or so, and "blip" the accelerator i get blue smoke from the exhaust, but nothing at all when starting, driving or hard acceleration etc. i found a flat and split breather pipe under the crossover pipe witch i replaced. this improved the smoke when idling but has not affected the oil consumption. any help on this would be much appreciated.

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    I'd get a compression check done.
    Could be piston rings.

    Check for any leaks?

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    no leaks at all, bone dry. no oil in bottom intercooler hose either. i will get one done next week. if it is losing compression, would that not cause it to smoke when accelerating?

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    sound like my old cavalier,,, the trouble with that was the valve stem seals were knackered and it blew out blue smoke if you let it idle for a while and then reved it a bit and you noticed it alot if you let your foot of the pedal and put it down again when going down a hill...
    Drives a 53 plate Arden Blue Zafira A Gsi 2ltr turbo...

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    oh ok will try that tomorrow mate n see if that happens. does anyone else no if this is a common fault? cars done 70,000 miles.

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    70,000 miles and no leaks btw

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    From what you've said it could well be turbo.

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    Thread merged with your other identical post.

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    if the turbo was goosed surely id have oil in the bottom hose? hardly anything there....hmmm

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    does the car still drive ok? as in boost etc

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