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I took a video of the smoke now just for new reference for everyone. Keep in mind I also installed a catless downpipe this time so I'm guessing that is effecting the smoke a little too. The old catted DP probably absorbed a little smoke?

Anyway, looks like it might be smoking more than I though and I just notice it when decelerating and then accelerating because it could be building up a little as apposed to being more forcefully expelled under acceleration? I was revving to like 2500-3000 rpm for a few seconds then letting off and then little blibs. I think I peaked it a couple times at 4500 rpm.


smoke as of 9/4/22
 

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good videos but I think those are more for people who add on a turbo to an NA car. Ours "should" be designed with all that in mind and the lines are metal/solid anyway so can't really change the routing from stock.

I spent most of the day today swapping in the OEM turbo so we'll see how that goes. I flashed back to my tune before the stuffed turbo too to be safe. Tomorrow I'm going to do another oil change and see what happens. I'm really starting to think it's something else with the engine. I've started reaching out to local shops to see who can tackle an engine swap and looking for decent used engines online as we speak. I found this site called swapengine.com and put in my contact info and have like 4 different shops telling me they have engines available with as low as 28K miles for $3600 but I looked them up on better business bureau and they had a few really sketchy reviews and I've tried to research the people that have contacted me via text and phone calls and their websites have different names but the same logo which seems phishy to me. (I'm in IT so I'm extra sensitive to scamming websites and the lot).

Here is the website:

Swap Engines

here are a couple of the "warehouses/shops" that responded via text:


https://rs-autoparts.com/ - same logo and basic layout

EMJautoparts - same logo and basic layout

https://virginautoparts.com/ - comes up as not secure https, I didn't risk it so don't click that link.

https://qualityautomobileparts.com/ - at least they kind of have a "product" page

Here is the BBB review site:
BBB reviews

I've seen a few of these sites out there and they just seem scammy. Anyone know a reliable source for a used replacement engine if it comes to that? Ebay I guess would at least have some buyer protection in place.
 
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