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Re: question for turbo gurus

In message <l03020900b2a1d901161c@[]> Tom Nas writes:

> For those of you who know turbos- a turbo car, bills to prove a rebuilt
> engine 3k miles ago, smells of burning oil in a bad way. Not like oil
> dripping on the manifold, but burning out of the exhaust.
> Turbo RIP?

Turbo RIP usually results in a great whoosh of smoke on startup after a
long stand.  If the car's already warm when you arrive to view it ...

There _are_ also people in the world who will rebuild an engine without
changing the valve stem seals.  You need to have someone drive along
behind you to spot the puffs of smoke at gear changes.

 Phil Payne
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
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