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Old 11/10/2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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As the title say I am having a couple issues with my car. It is a fresh build with about 200 miles on it. The bottom end was built by golden eagle. the first problem is that when the car gets to 195 or over it will put on a smoke show. it is a light blue smoke. If I keep it under that temp it doesn't smoke at all? I have read that when you rebuild an engine often times it takes the turbo seals out? any other ideas? second problem I'm having is keeping it cool. I have a lower thermostat 155. it only has a stock civic radiator in it. I am going to put a 4 core in it in the spring. should I also put wrap on my manifold to keep the heat away? any help would be great.
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Old 11/12/2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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What is your oil pressure in VTEC? What size oil feed line are you using? Are you using a restrictor? What radiator fan are you using?

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Old 11/13/2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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It is a non-vtec b18a. Not sure the exact size oil feed line. No oil restrictor. I've read back and forth on them. Some say to use them on a journal bearing turbo's and some say not too! The cooling fan is an aftermarket fan and it is pulling air through the back side of the radiator.

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It is a non-vtec b18a. Not sure the exact size oil feed line. No oil restrictor. I've read back and forth on them. Some say to use them on a journal bearing turbo's and some say not too! The cooling fan is an aftermarket fan and it is pulling air through the back side of the radiator.
Without knowing what your oil pressure is at the feed to your turbo, you could be pushing oil past the seals on the turbo. Put a T right before your turbo and put a gauge on it and check your pressure. If it is anymore than 65psi at 3000rpm, you would need a restrictor. .065 restrictor will normally do the trick.

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Old 11/14/2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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alright I might try that this weekend. Thanks for the help!

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