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Old 02-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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oil consumption

I am loosing a gallon of oil in 1000 miles. How do you chech for a bad turbo seal?
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Wow! That is a lot. Are you seeing any oil drips?
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Pull your turbo plumbing off on the pressure side of turbo.If it is wet with oil your turbo seals are suspect. Should be clean and dry.
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Pull your turbo plumbing off on the pressure side of turbo.If it is wet with oil your turbo seals are suspect. Should be clean and dry.
I will check the piping from the turbo to intake manifold. Anybody recommend in the Yuma area for repairing a turbo seal?
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I am loosing a gallon of oil in 1000 miles. How do you chech for a bad turbo seal?
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Have you checked the crankcase breather tube? If it is blocked it could cause high oil consumption. I just made a post about extending the breather tube which can result in high crankcase pressure and oil consumption.
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A gallon per thousand is a lot, ordinarily you'll see a giant oily mess.

One possibility is a missing fill cap. One owner showed up at a rally after some service and everybody had a theory. Turned out the cap on top of valve cover was missing, either not replaced or put on loose & it popped off en route. Oil everywhere.
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I have checked the pressure side of the turbo plumbing, it's clean. The breather tube at the top of the valve cover is clean. There is just 38k miles on this rig. I am begging to think this is a senior thing and I didn't finishing filling it when I changed the oil a few months ago. I'll see what happens between Yuma and Painted Rocks.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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