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Hi guys and gals, I’ll try keep it short and sweet.

I had a VF TVS supercharger installed a year, the car ran great for 5000 miles. Sort of all of a sudden I’m getting a bunch of blue smoke puffing out the exhaust if I get on it and then let off (A lot of smoke, maybe a full second of smoke). It runs fine otherwise, you wouldn’t really notice issues unless you saw the smoke.

Just seeing if anyone has had similar experiences or any insights.
 

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intake valve seals are usually the problem if the smoke increases when the car is deep in vacuum. Like, when letting off suddenly.
 

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Quick update:
After compression, leak down and smoke tests.

The car had a few boost leaks which I think is normal for this kit, seems like you have to keep chasing them down.

Low compression in cylinder 1, seemingly a result of a leaky injector causing fuel to wash the cylinder of oil. Mechanic said he thinks compression should come back once the injector is fixed.

So far that sounds like good news to me but I’ll update again after all is said and done.
 
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