Black sooty oil from exhaust

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Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Guys any idea what a black sooty oily smoke from my clubman might be caused by ? Running a TS 1 at 3% oil ?

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Fri May 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Worn oil seal

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Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 pm

Would that not empty out the gearbox though over
say 200miles ?

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Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 pm

Is it prudent to stick a cloth over the exhaust see if it cut out, or would that cause a good seal to blow ?

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Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks for response........Sorry could not edit the above posts, but I normally associate a blown drive side seal with clouds of white smoke and no gearbox oil, or very little.

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Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm

The only time I've seen black smoke is when the mag side seal gave up and was washing the grease out of the bearing.

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Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 pm

Grumpy225 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
The only time I've seen black smoke is when the mag side seal gave up and was washing the grease out of the bearing.
Must confess it does clear after I get going. Before I do a full strip down, what tests can I do folks ?

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