Originally Posted by Living Legacy
Just to clarify, if I go WOT from say 2K to 6.5K and let off the throttle without shifting I should see a cloud of blue smoke in the mirror, if I don't it's not the turbo? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure I understand what's going on and what to look for.
Thanks again guys!
If you do that and see smoke, that's the pistons sucking oil past the valve seals.
If you have blue smoke on start up in the morning, that's valve seals leaking over night.
You should find a good machine shop and talk with them.
218,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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