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    Arrow SEMI BLANKING of EGR and BREATHER/OIL TRAP.

    Well,thanks to Winnie's original inventive idea,I have now just finished fitting a new breather/oil trap.That,together with the semi blanking should eliminate all the cr*p that congregates and builds up in the inlet manifold and EGR.If,as it is suggested,that this elimination of soot and oil combination will lead to the manifold eventually cleaning itself and staying clean,I will be a very happy bunny.Hope to post some pics when the weather improves,however will keep this thread updated and let you all know how it's going.
    Once again a big thank you to Winnie for starting this theme off.FELIXX.

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    Excellent, I look forward to seeing the pictures matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Excellent, I look forward to seeing the pictures matey
    Hi Derek.I know you did this mod a while ago,hows yours going?.I couldn't believe how simple it was.Perhaps I was lucky in managing to get an oil trap/breather for £25,but the hosing cost me zilch.I used 12mm ID washing machine water pipe,it fitted inside the existing tubing without me having to use any clips.It was a tight fit but I suppose that's a bonus.
    Anyhow,I am hoping to lengthen the life in the old dog and if this helps then who am I to argue.I had noticed oily residue starting to form around some of the swirl pot bar valve seats,I had it looked at and was told it was acceptable, so with a bit of luck,this mod should eliminate that.I'll be keeping my eye on it al the same.Fingers crossed.FELIXX.

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    Mine has been flawless no fumes inside the cabin and the removal of the oil, however it has given an indication that the Turbo seals could be on the road out and hence the car is going to get booked in to the dealer this week to let them see it while it is still covered by the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Mine has been flawless no fumes inside the cabin and the removal of the oil, however it has given an indication that the Turbo seals could be on the road out and hence the car is going to get booked in to the dealer this week to let them see it while it is still covered by the warranty.
    I'm worried about whether doing this mod will invalidate my warranty... is this a risk..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Mine has been flawless no fumes inside the cabin and the removal of the oil, however it has given an indication that the Turbo seals could be on the road out and hence the car is going to get booked in to the dealer this week to let them see it while it is still covered by the warranty.
    How did you come to this conclusion?.Is because you are still having an oil issue?.The reason I ask is that my veccy has done 93k,so I could be in the same boat if this is the reason.FELIXX.

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    I had cleaned out the throttle body and there was a fair amount of oil in the system, so I concluded that it was probably a build up in the intercooler due to it acting like a collector, but since I cleaned out the pipework and such, I took the intercooler to throttle hose off yesterday and it has a fresh film of wet oil all through it so now the only source is from the Turbo as the other source the CCV is venting to atmos.

    A replacement is the thick end of a grand so getting this checked now is utmost urgent to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    I had cleaned out the throttle body and there was a fair amount of oil in the system, so I concluded that it was probably a build up in the intercooler due to it acting like a collector, but since I cleaned out the pipework and such, I took the intercooler to throttle hose off yesterday and it has a fresh film of wet oil all through it so now the only source is from the Turbo as the other source the CCV is venting to atmos.

    A replacement is the thick end of a grand so getting this checked now is utmost urgent to me.
    Do you think maybe changing to a thicker grade oil might help?.I assume you are using a 5-30 fully synthetic, so could moving over to a 10-40 be an alternative in the short term?.
    The reason I say this is because that the thinner oil seems to get past the turbo oil seals a lot easier than the thicker 10-40.What do you think?.I might be looking at this issue myself as they use Castrol 10-40 semi on mine when it goes in for a service and I always change it back to the fully synthetic 5-30.FELIXX.

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    Don't think it will be a solution for me unless I get hassle in the dealer warranty side, the car was serviced in May and I believe 10w40 would have been used as not many outside the dealer network seem to use 5W30 sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Don't think it will be a solution for me unless I get hassle in the dealer warranty side, the car was serviced in May and I believe 10w40 would have been used as not many outside the dealer network seem to use 5W30 sadly
    What mileage have you done?,only,if I have done a higher mileage then logic dictates that I should have the same problem.Has Winnie reported having any of these issues?.It realy has made me think.
    I might even consider going back to the thicker semi if this is the case just to be on the safe side.What do you think?.FELIXX.

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