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    How to tell if Oil is going to turbo?

    How can i tell if my turbo is getting oil?

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    Pull off the oil feed line and put it in a clear bottle then pull the EFI relay in the fuse box and have someone crank over the car a few times. Your oil line should spit out a bunch of oil if it's properly feeding.
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    Thx...will try it out.

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    If the engine hasn't run for a while, it may take quite a bit of cranking, so be patient.

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    OK...its gettiNg oil. It seems to get too hot....burning/smoking my Turbo blanket. Is this normal. How do I know what's too hot. Exhaust gas temp?

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    Heh, there's a lot easier way to see if it's oil if you've been driving on it. I don't think a turbo would even make it 1 mile without oil pressure.

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    ^^^huh??? ok?

    anyhow,i bet the smoke/burning you are seeing is either from a low quality blanket or from assembly and oil on your hands. take the blanket off and run like that for a bit, itll burn off surface crap quickly and if it doesnt smoke, its the blanket, i have owned shitty ones that do

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    can't be low quality...ordered straight from MVP! The turbo seems to get really, really hot...much hotter than before i put the cams in. I realize it will get VERY hot...but the smoke makes me worried. No leaks from anywhere i can see. The turbo has been rebuilt and the return line is good to go.

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    Rebuilt turbo huh? Oil seal maybe. Unless it was a brand new cartridge I would never trust a rebuilt turbo. I have wasted my time in the past with those and have learned the hard way they are not worth it.

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    Ouch....but yes...whole new exhaust backend that I sent to majestic.

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    You put cams in and it's running too hot. Well you're now burning fuel in the exhaust.
    Could be cam timing, or ignition timing.

    With low ignition timing trying to get my idle low, I could get my turbo to glow at 1000 rpm idle.

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