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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 19:33:52 GMT
From: Bob_Landrynopsamoot.com (Bob Landry)
Subject: Re: Smokin'


On Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:21:47 +0100, "Bas Barrett" <Basnopsamett.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: >My 89 9000T (UK Spec), 106,000 miles, blows out smoke when decelerating and >at 2000 rpm. Acceleration clears the fog and leaves it behind. Recent oil >change has only made the problem worse. Spark plugs are clean, no oil or >deposits, could this be a turbo problem?. There does not seem to be any >loss of power or excessive fuel consumption. > >Any help would be appreciated. > > Tirbpo's going out, probably the seals. Rebuild kits available in the US for about $90, include bearings and seals. New cores available, about $350. (These are for the older 900 Garrett Turbos.) Something similar should be available in the UK, I'd think. The white smoke is oil being forced past the compressor-side seals. It will gradually get worse until you have full failure of the seals, and then become capable of laying down smoke for military maneuvers. (Ask me how I know this....) Bob Landry Landlocked in Utah, dreamin' of the Islands...

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