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Does anyone use MaxLife or other type of oil with additives? I'm having occasional blue smoke on startup (comes and goes) and a local mechanic suggested going to MaxLife, but I'm always skepical of using an additive because I don't know if it will result in unwanted consequences. The turbo was checked and is operating fine...also engine compression is good (114k on the car).
 

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No motor is going to save your turbo now. Not even snake oil.

I ran my car 10,000 miles, 2 hours daily, and a oil change thinking I could clean her out. The turbo was was starting to burn oil at a faster pace. When I took it apart to rebuild with the $29.00 kit the exhaust side was coked with coffee grind like substance. Your exhaust side is probably clogged and just needs new journal bearing and C-seals on each end to keep the oil in. The bearing journal wears from long oil changes with the wrong oil. The journal wears mostly on exhaust due to the higher pressure compared to the compressor side. And this allows the seal ring to wear and eventually letting oil by.
 
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