Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: France, Metropolitan
GT burning oil, turbo problem?
My beautiful GT JTD is very unwell. It's blowing smoke & burning oil even at low revs but not making any nasty noises or losing power anywhere. The problem began just after my rather dodgy French mechanic changed the hose between the turbo and the MAF which was beginning to split. I obviously suggested to him that the problem might be due to a bad seal on one of the 3 joints off the turbo pipe. He says "Non c'est un probleme de turbo" which I know is a classic thing to suggest when you are guessing and is surprising since the car has only done 130k kilometres and has been well looked after
Pud237 said we should check how much end float is present in the impellor shaft on the turbo and David C said it is probably not a head gasket problem as I'm not having any coolant problems
Anybody got any other ideas please?