Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

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Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

Postby Jezza » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:40 pm

Hi Guys

A bit of advice please.

Took R1041 out for a lengthy run up into the Peak District yesterday as part of a MiniRun UK day trip and it seems to have developed a rather nasty smoking habit. The engine was rebuilt two years ago by Southam Mini & Metro Centre and has probably not done 4,000 miles since and has generally been fine until now.
I only really noticed the issue once the engine was fully warmed up and sat in traffic queues when constantly smoking at idle and when pulling away and just as bad when foot off the gas for a while and then back on again - could it be a turbo seals problem?

thx
Jeremy Harris

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R1041 BRG

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Re: Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

Postby prop » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:11 pm

Could be a number of things. for turbo queries the guys who know everything there is to know are http://www.turbominis.co.uk/. They are realy good they know turbos.
In the rebuild did they replace the valves and guides?

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Re: Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

Postby robr1006 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:44 pm

Hi Jeremy, have you solved this problem yet? If so what was the answer?

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Re: Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

Postby Jezza » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Problem was the Turbo - just basically worn out so had to source a replacement.

Another £1K gone .....
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