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Blown 2 turbos (is38) GTI MK7

joseph201185

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
New Jersey
Car(s)
gti mk7
So i had a shop install 2 is38 turbos (IHI) that i bought from (ECS TUNING) and both blew the same exact way, white smoke coming out from the exhaust. Did anyone ever face that issue before and did you get to any solution?
 

tigeo

Autocross Champion
Sounds like install errors - are you tuned? The turbo has to be primed and a break-in performed correctly after install - basically fill with oil and idle it for X amount of time to get things sorted before sending.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
it was taken to a shop, and what do you mean by prime?
Fill it with oil before they started the car. If the started the car with no oil in the turbo they could have caused the problem. By the way you didn't say what went wrong with the turbos. You said smoke coming out of the exhaust but didn't say when it smoked. All the time?
 

joseph201185

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
New Jersey
Car(s)
gti mk7
Fill it with oil before they started the car. If the started the car with no oil in the turbo they could have caused the problem. By the way you didn't say what went wrong with the turbos. You said smoke coming out of the exhaust but didn't say when it smoked. All the time?
The oil seal went bad
 
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