I finally got my fresh JDM 1.8 BP to start the other day, only to be welcomed by a lot of white smoke.
I know before every comes running saying im burning coolant im not. I checked the dip stick, all the oil is clean, and i have checked the radiator for any oil bubbles none to be found.
I did a compression test on a cold engine and these were my results.
1. 137 2. 145 3. 130 4. 135
After all the smoked cleared, i looked under the car to find oil everywhere under the car by the downpipe.
The oil looked fresh, but burn so im guessing its coming from the Turbo, which is a Godspeed GT2870. It has a 4AN SS oil feed coming from the back of the block, 2 6an SS water lines, and a 10 AN SS drain. Along with a restrictor feed on the top of the turbo
I was reading that either my seals are blown which im not convinced since this is a brand new turbo. OR my oil return is constricting flow and the oil is backing up into the turbo and being blown out. The fins on the cold side are dry and oil free.
Here are some pictures of the oil return lines.
Now questions, since im leaking so much does that mean the seals are bad and need to be replaced even if i make a new drain line?