dead turbo?

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    gentry3114 New Member

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    2012 sho. I am about 6.5 hours from home and I lost alot of power there are no codes but I do see alot of blue smoke from the exhaust upon startup and idle. also it is using oil. I believe I blew a turbo. Now the question is should it get me home if I keep the oil level up?
     
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    As long as the oil is in the exhaust and NOT the intake, yes, in my opinion.

    I would, however, worry about the cats.
     
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    ^^^ this. Hope it is the easy turbo. Replace oil feed lines, gaskets at the same time.
     
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    it got me home and it is the front turbo. I looked up prices and it was the same price to get the upgrade kit from brewcity boost. for both turbos than it is to buy just the front. I have the kit and all parts gaskets lines ect on order. the nut on the compressor wheel came off and ran the wheel into the housing.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    that's not good - if the compressor wheel ran into the housing, that means metal parts went into the intake and then the engine. I would put a borescope into the cylinders to see what damage has been done.
     
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    I concur. I also would drop the oil and filter it seperately. Then remove and cut open the oil filter to see if you have thing extra in there.
     
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    There are two sections to the turbo. One side sucks and blows fresh air, the other is pressurized by the exhaust manifold and pushes that air into the exhaust. There is both coolant and pressurized oil going into each turbo for cooling, and lubricating the spinning shafts. I've seen thousands of turbos but never had one apart.
    I'm theorizing that if all the spinning stopped due to a nut coming off, all damage was complete and there is no further damage, except that an oil seal was broken and pressurized oil from the engine was now bleeding into the exhaust. Agree with SM105K that the oil should be changed and the filter checked, but I would guess any shrapnel from the fresh air side of the turbo would be caught by the intercooler.
    Shoblock
     
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