thanks for the help nik & CTS!
looking forward to the goodies.
Is the kit a do it yourself kit and is it possible for you to post a PDF of the installation instructions. Are instructions included?
You can get a smooth, quiet, floaty car and fall asleep waiting to get from point A to B, or enjoy getting there.
To be good at racing, you have to change your name to Sebastien.
It is a do it yourself kit. The kit is very basic for an experienced mechanic.
You can find an install pdf here. at kinetics website.
Well, I've been battling blue exhaust smoke problems ever since I put this kit on... the motor was freshened up with new oem pistons and rings and valve stem seals, headgasket, etc right after putting the turbo on.
It does not do it on cold starts, it is only after sitting at idle for long periods of time (sometimes) and almost always under moderate to hard revving in neutral at operating temperature. I do not see any smoke behind me while decelerating or while in boost, which has been verified by outside spectators.
I have acceptable blow by (I say this because all motors have blow by essentially, but I virtually see no oil in the intake) - PCV is rerouted to intake with hose supplied in kit.
I have the oil restrictor installed at the turbo inlet. It is the supplied precision turbo. center housing is clocked so oil inlet/drain is directly vertical. drain tube is routed between axle and block and is straight down, 90'd into pan.
I have even removed the drain hose to verify there are no blockages, a significant amount of oil pours out of the drain tube when disconnected and car is idling. I've played with oil levels to make sure its draining above the oil level. I've tried several different weights and synthetic/non synthetic oils.
what now? thanks for the help. I hate this smoke.
It is possible that the seals on the turbo may be bad. We have also had issues in the past with the 12v VR after rebuilds. It could be a couple factors, but if you want to rule out the turbo, you'll have to send it back and we can have a look at it to make sure the seals aren't blown out. We haven't had any problems with these kits, but there's always going to be that one lucky one out there
C2 does have a chip for the NA VR6 that works really well on these motors. They retail for $189.00
give us an email if you're interested.