My esprit is drinking oil at an alarming rate, and I am having a little confusion as to where it could be going. Motor has about 2000 miles on it since I rebuilt it, 60k miles on the car. Did new rings, re-lined the cylinders, and the head was rebuilt.
I took a couple hundred mile trip, didn't drink a drop.
I do a 70 mile round trip to work and sometimes it will drink half a liter of oil. Other times it won't drink nearly as much. I have poured 3-4 liters into it in the past 2000 miles.
Not dripping out the bottom, not burning it as 1/2 liter in 100 miles would be a mosquito fogger. I don't see any smoke at all. My only though would be that it is going out the turbo bearings into the exhaust, but I would think the turbo would be hot enough to burn the oil and smoke pretty good. Granted it is drinking it on the highway, between 70-80 mph, little to no boost, so maybe the exhaust is cool enough not to burn it. I have tried running it as hard as I can on the road to heat up the exhaust, still no smoke.
Only time I have ever seen smoke was taking a hard left turn, top of second gear, full throttle, hit the fuel cut, and it let out a huge, road fogging cloud of white smoke.
Turbo has never been rebuilt as far as I know, but builds boost just fine and works fine. It has just a very small amount of deflection in the shaft.