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I wanted to resurrect this thread to get an idea how much puffing of smoke should be expected on a newly rebuilt engine.
My 3.4 liter turbo engine is also freshly rebuilt and I have about 6000 miles on it since the rebuild.
It puffs very small amounts of smoke from the oil tank when I remove the cap to check the level. Not a lot but enuff to see it.
Question is how much is normal for a good conditioned engine versus one with ring issues> I know this is subjective but would like a serious opinion. I may be able to post video once I get time to get the camera out in the garage.

Thanks in advance,
1979 930 Turbo....3.4L, 7.5to1 comp, SC cams, full bay intercooler, Rarlyl8 headers, Garret GTX turbo, 36mm ported intakes, Innovate Auxbox/LM-1, custom Manually Adjustable wastegate housing (0.8-1.1bar),--running 0.95 bar max
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