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Old 09-05-2015, 06:24 PM
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Blown oil seal?

So I just bought an 06 MT and I think I have a blown oil seal... I just brought it home today, a 180 mile drive. Here's what up:
(Smokes a lot at high rpms, not always though, I cleared it out by redlining a few times in park and then ran it through the first 3 gears shifting at 8k and it didn't do it, cruised about a mile at 3k rpms then Throttled it onto the interstate again and first gear lost power at 7k then threw out huge clouds of smoke, followed by another large burst of smoke at each shift)
I premixed but this was ALOT of smoke, smelled like a two stroke with bad rings (my ac was on so it got sucked in) I let it sit about half an hour while I talked with my babysitter after the trip and when I started it it was smoking pretty heavily again, only took about 45 seconds to clear up once I took off though. I read through the forums a lot before buying my first rotary engine (this car) so obviously a compression test is on the list of to dos (couldn't do one beforehand but I got the car at half price because of the hot start issues which I believe are due to bad oil seals, even if its apex seals I want to do a master rebuild next summer anyways) in the meantime I also want to do plugs/wires/coils/oil change (idk what the previous owner used for oil and that worries me so I want to get it out) high flow cat, clean MAFS and seafoam. But it'll be a couple weeks before I can do all that, and the cat will likely be in the spring when I can afford to buy it and a reinforced clutch bracket at the same time (my clutch bracket has some stress marks that worry me and I'd rather not have it go unexpectedly, I drove my jeep for a week without a clutch and it was not fun, nor good for the starter lol) but yeah, that's the deal, what do you guys think is wrong? Is the oil seal a good guess? Or could this just be a strange misfire that might straighten up with coils/plugs?
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