Busy indeed !
(eek2)I'm supposed to do inner and outer tie rods on an Altima, a radiator in a Charger and a door latch in a CLK... That's in addition to my own personal cars!!!
Nice!! Hopefully it works for you?!!Restrictor bolt showed up today. May install it tonight.
Nice!! Hopefully it works for you?!!
I installed it when I got home last night and took all of 20-25 minutes. Heatshield fasteners worried me as they were rusted, but each one came loose with both my battery ratchet and 3/8" impact. I road tested it immediately after installation and under WOT at 6,000RPM I'm not getting the nice little plume of smoke like I was. So, maybe it'll buy me a little more time. Took note of the mileage so I can start monitoring it and see if it does minimize my oil consumption. I would say that it will, but to what extent, I'm not sure. We'll see soon enough.
When the turbo seals fail, it smokes at idle. I never had smoke at WOT high rpm. I hope the bolt helps you. I waited too long and it did not stop the problem, which was already well advanced.
That's the turbo going from no boost to full boost and side loading the shaft.
Thats when the oil seeps into the exhaust tract. End play will not heal itself as you mentioned. Believe i have tried !!
I have a spare K04 that needs a rebuild. I might have two. But i just saw the latest one in the garage last night
I believe this to be the cause, the reason for the intermittent smoke plumes.
Maybe I'm just experiencing a placebo effect and it's not actually reduced the amount of visible smoke, but I've been getting around 550-600 per quart. It's easy enough to monitor and check myself. If not, it was a whole $25 and I'm still in the exact same place.
FWIW, I never lost any oil on the dipstick between 3,000 mile oil changes even when the turbo smoke at idle got bad. It takes very little oil past those seals to produce quite a fog.
If you are smoking at high rpm under load and losing over a quart per thousand, it may be rings. Have you done a leak down test?
I'm well aware of the possible causes. I'm well aware as to how to determine it. As stated numerous times in the past six months in this thread, a leakdown, nor a compression test, have been performed. I've had inconsistent oil loss with as much as 250 miles per an ENTIRE ******* QUART, then a week later make it 600 miles, then a week later make it 400 miles. Either way it's far beyond excessive with even the most liberal allowances from other manufacturers. Hell, I could have easily done the compression test the other day when the intercooler was off for installation of the restrictor bolt. Not that it's a five minute job to remove it anyway. Maybe it's denial, maybe it's because the end result will be the same either way or maybe it's just a reason to keep me coming back here and bitching.
In other news: New tires installed. I love new tires. There is nothing better than hitting the interstate, accelerate at WOT and just be a smooth ride.
I want to address this damn sway bar bracket, but I'm not excited about dropping the subframe. I'll be doing a clutch soon anyway.