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Dear *****,My Toyota Hiace bus, 15 Seater Deisel Engine

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Dear *****,My Toyota Hiace bus, 15 Seater Deisel Engine Manual transmission shorts engine oil and has to be topped up every two days. Someone told me that the rings needs to be replaced. can this be true?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Hi im kevin does engine smoke ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes it does
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
And does it smoke all the time ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes it does smoke all the time
sometimes it does not climb the hill with ease.
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Is this turbo engine or non turbo ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
yes, it is a turbo engine
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Ok the turbo is a possibility for oil usage as you also have lack of power can you remove air inlet pipe from the front of turbo ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can I get a description of where this is located. Also could the faulty turbo be responsible for the oil shortage?
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.
Im going to opt out i dont have specific info on your model
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!The turbo is connected to the exhaust manifold as it is driven by exhaust. You can remove the exhaust and check for oil on the turbine side of the turbo, you can remove the air intake and check for oil on the compressor side, and most importantly you'd want to remove the outlet hose from the turbo to the intercooler and check for oil there.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok, thanks. Does it mean that when I notice oil on those sides, then the Turbo has issues and not the rings?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.
If you find it on the exhaust outlet it could still be an internal engine issue, any of the other areas indicate a turbo failure.

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