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    2006 WRX burning massive oil.

    I have a 2006 wrx with about 145000 miles on it. Just did the VF39 swap a couple weeks ago. Just did a an oilchange two days ago. I was driving through town and stopped at a stop light. I accelerated a bit heavily and next thing I know, huge cloud of blue smoke beind me. Every time I accelerate, it starts bellowing smoke. I'm sure it's not a good thing, but what could it be?

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    Any number of things at this point. Focus on the turbo first since the motor was known good recently.
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    What would I look for?

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    Puddled oil in I/C (a little is normal). Was the I/C clean when you installed the turbo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Puddled oil in I/C (a little is normal). Was the I/C clean when you installed the turbo?
    The intercooler was dry when I put it on. When it's under load it seems to smoke really bad.

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    See if its dry now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    See if its dry now.
    That will be my project for tomorrow. I'll have to swap TD04 back in if new one is crap.

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    Found the problem.....

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    I thought I found the problem.... Swapping back to the TD04 minimized the oil burning, now it does it under high boost. It never used to. Also now I have a crappy idle. At times it shakes the whole car and it feels like its going to die.

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    Time for a compression test.

    FWIW, how was the car tuned after the VF39 was installed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Time for a compression test.

    FWIW, how was the car tuned after the VF39 was installed?
    Cobb OTS VF39 map. I was going to get a protune, but I guess that'll have to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Bucket View Post
    Cobb OTS VF39 map. I was going to get a protune, but I guess that'll have to wait.
    Did you happen to datalog after you flashed the map?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Did you happen to datalog after you flashed the map?
    No, I didn't. Everything was running as it should have before. I was reaching peak boost, no leaks or burning oil, no weird sounds. I do have boost creep, but that's because I went catless. Everything seemed fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Bucket View Post
    No, I didn't. Everything was running as it should have before. I was reaching peak boost, no leaks or burning oil, no weird sounds. I do have boost creep, but that's because I went catless. Everything seemed fine.
    Well see! I don't want to lecture, but this is the importance of datalogs. It's always the same argument: I didn't notice any problems before. Before what? That's like saying "I was smoking 2 packs a day then I got lung cancer... but I didn't notice anything wrong when I was smoking 2 packs a day last year." You wouldn't notice significant knock events until your motor either pulls boost or your ringland goes (which may be the culprit here). For future reference, you should be logging immediately before and immediately after ANY mods go on the car. In the meantime, you should perform a compression test in all 4 cylinders.
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    Ideal -- if you can call it that -- scenario is that the compression test comes back fine, allowing you to more strongly suspect the turbo rather than the engine. Good luck.
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