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    i have got a vectra sri 2.0t 2004 and it is smokeing very heaverly i have been told the turbo as gone dose any body know if the tubo can be repaired or have i got to get a new one

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    It could be a number of things tbh, you at best could have valve stem oil seal trouble, or ring wear, the turbo is also a suspect, and a simple thing to check is that you've not overfilled it with oil.

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    what colour is the smoke?

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    Are you sure it's not just because of the cold weather mate. Mine is very smokey, but has only started since it got cold and looking at other cars it's very similar, just down to the condensation. Blue smoke is the sign of a wearing turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Are you sure it's not just because of the cold weather mate. Mine is very smokey, but has only started since it got cold and looking at other cars it's very similar, just down to the condensation.

    I was just going to add that, don't confuse steam with smoke, it's been cold and the exhaust heat billows out of the back.

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    The smoke is blue and you can smell fuel plus it is using a lot of oil

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    If the smoke is blue then that's a tell tale sign of turbo failure. If you have a search through Duncan's thread he sent his to turbo technics for a service after the actuator failed. Not sure what would have to be done if the turbos capoot, but I'm sure it'll be cheaper than getting a new one.

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    Hmmm, sounds ringy, you need a compression check on it before you fork for a turbo.

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    I've had turbo failure on 2 cars in the past and both times its white smoke, very thick white smoke in fact due to the very high temperatures associated with a turbo. Check the intercooler aswell (for oil).
    Blue smoke is the sign of a lower temperatures i.e valve stem seals.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Thanks for the advise

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