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Hello everyone. My Countryman S was smoking out the exhaust so I dropped it at my mechanic. He diagnosed it as turbo failure. Since my Countryman was under warranty, I took it in to dealership who claimed the turbo was fine but that they found excessive oil in inner cooler and intake boot. They recommended an inner cooler flush and a moc decarb.
My question is, once the flush (clean) the oil, whats to stop the oil from entering again? Isn’t the excessive oil from turbo failure? Are they trying to put a bandaid over the warranty of my turbo?
 

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Yep, the laws of physics mean that oil didn't magically appear and had to come from somewhere.
Sounds like the dealership will just be fixing the symptom and not the cause.
 

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prince engine if driven low revs all the time will collect oil in the lowest place ie inter cooler as the pcv breather system is stupid to be honest,, i just rebuilt top end on another cooper s last week was using oil and smokey would not go through emissions test, that ended up having all valves out and cleaned and seats re ground put it though mot hour after first start up went through very low ie perfect after ,, that 87000 miles on it, my cooper s had just over 60.000 miles when i bought it running on 3 cylinders that had destroyed an piston and thats fairly common have done a lot over the years.. i would just take it for a good revy run loads fo boost if its just build up ,, but if its a turbo fail it would finish the turbo off then they cant argue it then
 

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Just got the car back from the dealer. They flushed the inner cooler and decarb the intake boot. The car now smokes heavily when I press on the gas. Once I am driving the smokes stops. But every time I push on the gas a thick white smoke puffs out the exhaust. So, I took it for a run as Mike suggested. Rev’d it up for a good hour. Just went out and turned it on, pushed on the gas and thick white smoke filled my garage. Smells gassy or maybe like burning oil. I just bought this car last week. Completely bummed.
 

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Probably just some pockets of
intake valve cleaner pooling in
a few gravity-dependent spots.
Hopefully nothing worse, but if It
is still happening after a couple
more days and drives, then they
have some ‘splainin’ to do.
 

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That’s what I wanna hear. I’ll drive it a few more days and cross my fingers it’s residual product. Thanks man.
 

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I think Any residual smoke should have burnt off after half an hour of driving.
I hope I'm wrong, but I reckon your turbos gone.
Easy check is to remove the big intake pipe and see if you can wiggle the blades, only take a minute.
 

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I think Any residual smoke should have burnt off after half an hour of driving.
I hope I'm wrong, but I reckon your turbos gone.
Easy check is to remove the big intake pipe and see if you can wiggle the blades, only take a minute.
My personal mechanic diagnosed it as a bad turbo. When I took it to the dealership (warranty) they swore the turbo was fine. 1k later and the thing is smoking worse. I’m taking it back in. Kicking myself in the butt for not learning mechanics.
 

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Wanted to give an update in case any one out there has the same issue.
The white smoke from exhaust was originally diagnosed as a bad turbo by my personal mechanic. Because my turbo is still under warranty, I took it to the dealer who diagnosed it as excessive oil in inner cooler and boot.I agreed to have the cooler and boot flushed and decarbed. But when I picked my car up from the dealer, the smoke was more dense and didn’t dissipate like before. Took it back to dealer where it was then diagnosed as a clogged PVC, therefore a new head gasket would needs replacing. I agreed to have it done with a small discount added and the car, thus far, is doing good. We’ll see how it does after a few long rides. Don’t know why I’m still a bit skeptical, must be my nature.
 

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