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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, B&B intercooler, Snow Perf water/meth injection, Rarlyl8 headers, Garret GTX turbo, 36mm ported intakes, Innovate Auxbox/LM-1, custom Manually Adjustable wastegate housing (0.8-1.1bar),--running 0.7bar max
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