Bad turbo seals?

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So, I got to thinking maybe my oil consumption is my turbo. It's a factory Garrett turbo, nothing spectacular. Is there an obvious way to see if it's leaking oil?
 

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i Had a CDR not sealing and it caused oil to over run the shaft seals and the downpipe was dripping oil. Fixed CDR seal and turbo seals stopped leaking.
 

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Well if it's the turbo seals, it'll either leak out the exhaust or out the compressor side. Being as the cdr returns to the intake side, it's hard to check for oil.
 

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Turbo leaks -

If the exhaust side oil seal leaks on the turbo you will often see white or blue smoke, it burns enough to smoke but not to black ash.

You can clean the intake side of the turbo to see if large amounts of oil appear a day or two later by leaking out of the turbo. Depending on you turbo brand and style as some suggest your cdr valve could be the reason your intake tube or air cleaner box get oil in them. If your CDR does not feed into the intake manifold neck via the back like a NA engine you could unhook and plug the hole to the intake and run a hose from the cdr to a catch can for a couple of days. Then check for oil in the intake tube or air cleaner box.
 

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Got it. It smokes, but I figured it was my WMO habit or timing. I actually swapped the CDR valve a couple weeks ago to see if that did anything. But yesterday after getting hay and pouring an embarrassing amount of oil in it to it just to get it full I was staring at the turbo and I had this idea. I'll look into it ASAP, thanks OIL BURNERS!!!
 

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My rebuild service includes new upgraded seals and thrust. As well as a better comp wheel.
Price on website is worst case. PM for more info if you like.
 
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