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    Default excessive blue smoke on accelerating when warm

    Just bought my Astra VXR it was fine when I bought it but the other day I was driving it quite hard no problem. Today though I put my foot down slightly and I get lots of blue smoke but if you drive it steady you don’t get and when keeping a a constant speed no smoke. It’s just on harder acceleration.
    IF ANYONE CAN HELP IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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    Blue smoke on acceleration is most likely the turbo, usually the seals, especially if it happens when the engine is on boost.

    Does it not do it on startup or idle?
    Last edited by Brett_VXR; 7th December 2017 at 08:22 AM.
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    Definitely sounds like turbo seals I'm afraid - not sure if fitting an oil restrictor bolt would help?

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    If the turbo is smoking due to worn turbo oil seals, then the turbo already has a problem. Unfortunately a restrictor bolt will not repair the worn oil seals.


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    Last edited by Brett_VXR; 7th December 2017 at 10:41 AM.
    06 Astra VXR - Arden Blue - Stage 2
    Mapped by Courtenay Sport - 292bhp - 337lb ft
    Courtenay Sport Ko4 Turbo, Scorpion Exhaust with 200 Cell Cat,
    AEM Filter, Luk Clutch & Luk DMF & Cover
    18” Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2, Eibach Springs

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    yeah that's what i was thinking - time for a turbo rebuild i reckon.

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    That's not to say that it may not need a restrictor bolt to start with.
    If it has an aftermarket exhaust system, it'd be well to check for a restrictor bolt first as it will cause those symptoms if not fitted with a restrictor.
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    Yeah I had the same I fitted a full remus , then I had this problem I fitted a bolt and happys days no smoke


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    Would the reg be FE58CKP ?

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