Burning Oil???

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 4 14:45:46 EDT 2006

I will remove that hose and take a gander.  The couple of times I've had it 
off in the past, there was oil inside the hose, and there would pretty 
consistently be some oil in the ribs of the "Michelin Man" hose, but I was 
always of the impression that was not necessarily abnormal.

Maybe a "before and after" is in order.  Look and see what's in there, empty 
the hose, let the car idle for a long long time, and check again.

Derek P

>I have personally experienced four turbos fail and every time the problem 
>was fixed by replacing the turbo.  All of the turbos that I had fail 
>started smoking on long periods of idling.  I am not exactly sure why and 
>it really doesn't matter at this point.  All the turbos that I had fail 
>were early technology and they didn't have the water cooling jackets which 
>add an incredible amount of life to a turbo.
>You can easily remove the hose on the intake side of the turbo and check 
>for oil.  I would suggest checking it prior to idling and then after idling 
>to see if you see any additional oil residue.  It could be leaking on the 
>exhaust side and this is harder to observe.
>They amount of smoke that you describe and the length of time it takes to 
>clear after idling seems like too much to be just valve seals.  If your oil 
>seals are this bad then the long deceleration technique that I described 
>should give a huge cloud of smoke behind you.  Try pulling the hose on the 
>turbo to see if there is a lot of oil in it and this may answer the 
>question of which part are failing.
>Jeff B.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Derek Pulvino [mailto:dbpulvino at hotmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 8:13 PM
>To: b.benz at charter.net; Bernstein, Jeff (PSC-Akron)
>Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Burning Oil???
>Reading this, I guess you don't necessarily buy off on the turbo 
>theory?  Jeff, were you able to solve your problem by replacing/rebuilding
>the 924 turbo?
>Derek P

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