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    And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Just as I was heading to work this morning, overtaking the frustrating pensioners doing 60 on a main road it sort of backfired on me a bit.
    All of a shudden there was a rattleing noise and a massive amount of white to greyish smoke.
    My first thought was, engine run away, so thanks to Cade and other members for sharing your runaway stories here.
    I managed to pull over and stall it, the engine started to rev just over 3500rpm so not too bad, thanks to the slow pensioners and when I checked the oil level it seemed to be normal between the full and empty mark.
    My guess after a bit of research would be blown turbo seal and oil feeding into air inlet.

    Its a 1hdt engine and my question to you gentlemen is what damage could I expect given it still has normal oil levels in it and hasn't reved like stupid. I wasn't gaim enough to try to start it up again and had it towed back to the shed.

    thanks for your help as always

    Jens
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    Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    I doubt there is any damage at all mate. Pop the intake manifold off and clean it. Shine a light into the ports and inspect the valve stems and ports for crud. Of course new seals if you think that’s the culprit. Put it back together and go again mate. Good save.
    Regards,

    Cade.

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    Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Quote Originally Posted by Captaincademan View Post
    I doubt there is any damage at all mate. Pop the intake manifold off and clean it. Shine a light into the ports and inspect the valve stems and ports for crud. Of course new seals if you think that’s the culprit. Put it back together and go again mate. Good save.
    It is good that you recognised the symptoms of self fueling from the sump oil (via the turbo seal) you most likely have dodged the bullet and survived without any engine damage.
    Be sure to check the high pressure side of the turbo compressor system for engine oil. Flush out the intercooler and while you have it apart, clean all the airways from turbo to valves.
    Knowledge is power - in this case, power to avoid massive engine damage.
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    Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Dead right about the intercooler. I took the pipe off the manifold and put a bucket over the with lots of rags and the ran the engine through a heap revs to clean it out. It dried out in no time. Was easier than pulling it off.
    Regards,

    Cade.

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    Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Thanks gents,

    I will have a look at these things, it doesn't have an intercooler so a bit less to worry about.

    Again many thanks and I will report back once everything is back in working order.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    1990 Toyota Hilux LN106 with ATG 2 tank system (sold after running 150.000 ks on mainly WVO)
    1993 Toyota 75 Series with 1 HDT conversion, 75l factory tank and a custom 170l under tray tank.
    Lots of K's on BIO and on WVO

    "him who never made a mistake, made no discovery either"


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