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Old 07-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question Will PCV Kit #6 prevent oil smoke??

Hi,
I have a 2001 9-5 2.3t.
Doesn't appear to have any pcv upgrade at all, seems all original. It has a couple oil leaks, so looks like the #6 upgrade would possible help reduce that.
I have startup smoke( a cloud) and smoke when or after coasting a little bit. And if you spool up the turbo and let off it will belch out a good cloud.
I assume I have a turbo issue, but some forums indicate that lack of the pcv upgrade could be the cuplrit? I have 230K on my car. It has made it this far on the original pcv system, is it really that important to do the upgrade? I did the sump sludge cleaning. Run good oil, should be fine for that part of things.
Anyone have any luck doing a pcv upgrade and have it end the oil smoke?
Thanks for any advise!
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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You probably have a garret gt17, and it is probably on it's way out.

What color is the smoke?
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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Turbo is fine, Needs EGR / PCV upgrade #6.

Smoke was very blue! Definitely oil. It appears the failing original PCV system was pressurizing the crankcase. Had several weird oil leaks as well. Unhooked tube off passenger side of valve cover, took it for a ride, no smoke at all. Shut it off, and restart later, no smoke. Runs great. It seems I need to blow $100 or so on this upgrade kit to make it right. For now I just hooked the valve cover fitting to a length of heater hose to vent the vapors towards the ground. Left the hose to the EGR/PCV canister unhooked. Runs great. And so far I notice no issues.
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