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Steel shavings on the oil dipstick

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Well, as said before we got the oil leak fixed. Now we have discovered steel shavings in the oil. Gregrob might be on to something with the turbo going bad. The main question that I have aside from the turbo what else could be taking a beating from all of that loose steel moving around. The guy changed his oil every 15k or so, & ran it hard since he got it.:poke: So do you think we could rebuild the turbo with a kit like Bean has or will we have to get a another turbo? Also would the HPOP take a beating from the steel shavings too?
Just want to know what we are in for so we can tell the guy what he needs.
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Is there significant blowby? Just unscrew the oil filler cap while its idling and let it sit there loose, If it dances or gets thrown off the filler tube due to blowby then I would say the motor is toast.
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