2003 Vauxhall Astra Astra cdti blue smoking

Tiny
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  • 2003 VAUXHALL ASTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 84,000 MILES
Hi ive just bought an astra 1.7 CDTI 2003. It was advertised with a turbo fault but I dont think it is. When you start it, it will missfire and produce blue smoke for a few seconds then clear up. But if you give it a rev, will missfire and smoke again for a few seconds. Any ideas?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 9:42 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

when an engine smokes a little on start up then clears it is usually a sign that the valve stem seals are worn, but in your case, with the engine running an it is puffing smoke on hitting the throttle, you may have a faulty main turbo oil seal, this will allow oil into the exhaust at the turbo shaft.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 10:39 AM

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