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nismos13silvia
12-14-2001, 04:32 PM
O.K. I know my car is burning oil. It's been kicking out some blue smoke. Been using about quarter quart of oil a week. But yesterday, it started to burn some coolant also.

NO visual leaks on the turbo or head gasket area. What could it be? Head gasket, piston rings, water jackets, turbo???

I've got an Apexi metal head gasket (1.1mm)

White_240sx
12-14-2001, 04:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nismos13silvia:
O.K. I know my car is burning oil. It's been kicking out some blue smoke. Been using about quarter quart of oil a week. But yesterday, it started to burn some coolant also.

NO visual leaks on the turbo or head gasket area. What could it be? Head gasket, piston rings, water jackets, turbo???

I've got an Apexi metal head gasket (1.1mm)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Coolant and oil point to a bad gasket, was the head torqued down evenly/to proper specs? I would find it had to believe that a new gasket would already be blown, but you never know. http://www.freshalloy.com/

nismos13silvia
12-14-2001, 05:08 PM
Yes, it was torqued down to proper specs. Instructions from the FSM, using Snap-On torque wrench.

I find it hard to beleive new head gasket can blow so quick also. I've put 6k of hard driving on the motor since the install.

**DONOTDELETE**
12-14-2001, 06:49 PM
Metal headgasket can blow under detonation and leaness. Were you running higher than usual boost and not closer to stock setup?

Tx.

Wayne http://www.phase2motortrend.com

nismos13silvia
12-15-2001, 07:31 AM
Oh yeah!!! I've been running 15psi all the time.