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Is it just the blown turbos?

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:43 PM
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Hi everyone,
I was wondering is anyone might help me decide if some blown turbos are my only problem. I own a 2000 S80 T6 and a few weeks ago the turbos started making a louder than normal whining sound. I brought it to a Volvo specialist and he said that both turbos were passing oil and on their way out. I brought my car up to school the next day making sure to keep the oil level up and let the car idle for a minute before shutting down as usual. It was about a 6 hour drive and in the last hour I noticed a decrease in power. There is also occasional puffs of blue smoke out the exhaust. The yesterday when I started my car it would not go above ~1500 rpm and 20 mph. I can also feel the engine making some weird noises and shaking in short spasms. I was wondering if this was just the turbos finally seizing up or something more. Would the turbos be responsible for its inability to climb over 1500 rpm. Thanks.
 
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:10 PM
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The turbo's will not stop it from going over 1300 RPM. It will just accelerate slow as H***.
 
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:29 PM
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maybe try a compression check too if its not too much of a hassle by your mechanic. what color is the smoke? oil burns a dark color smoke and if youre burning coolant its more of a white color ( blown head gasket) and the compression check can verify it.
 
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:23 AM
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usually puffs of blue smoke is either a valve seal or piston rings. cuz oil is getting into your cumbustion chamber from one of those two areas.
 
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