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Old 12-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hey guys I have an 05 sti and I was on my way to work this morning and car started fine I was driving cruising going 45 and I smelt a little funny smell then my car shut off at an intersection and there was white smoke coming from the crank pulley/ crank. Any suggestions? Car has oil. No leaks. Blown motor? Timing belt?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Was a sweet type smell? Are you sure theres nothing leaking? Any funny noises?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Yeah real funny when cranking over but I'm not doing that anymore don't want to make anything worse. White smoke from crank pulley. Good oil and has coolant. Those were just changed recently .
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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Smelled burnt. Just like something burning.
Not oil or coolant just a burnt smell.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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possible water pump. just keep checking all your lines. maybe a little leak by that got worse over time
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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I was going to ask if something might have froze, but then I noticed you're in Florida. I've known plenty of people to run 100% water down there with zero problems.

I read than your post that there's no oil leak. If it's smoking it could be a number of things coolant steam, oil on the exhaust parts or possible axle grease, front a torn cv boot, that's been slung against the exhaust parts.

On different occasions, I have experienced axle grease from a torn CV boot and a tiny 'wicking' oil leak from my valve cover gaskets causing the embarrassing "smoke through the scoop" condition.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
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I was going to ask if something might have froze, but then I noticed you're in Florida. I've known plenty of people to run 100% water down there with zero problems.

I read than your post that there's no oil leak. If it's smoking it could be a number of things coolant steam, oil on the exhaust parts or possible axle grease, front a torn cv boot, that's been slung against the exhaust parts.

On different occasions, I have experienced axle grease from a torn CV boot and a tiny 'wicking' oil leak from my valve cover gaskets causing the embarrassing "smoke through the scoop" condition.
I'm just curious...but when has a torn CV boot caused a car to shut off?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
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I'm just curious...but when has a torn CV boot caused a car to shut off?


I did fix my oversight, before you posted, but thanks for double tapping my mistake. I'll admit, I should have read the OP better the first time.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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Hey, I just read your post again.

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...there was white smoke coming from the crank pulley/ crank...
Have you removed the timing cover?

If it doesn't smell like coolant or oil and the smoke is the area of the crank pulley, there maybe be something going on under that timing cover.

If I were you I would be very interested to see what's going on under the timing cover. I'd think it would be making a lot more noise or not starting if the belt was broken, but I've never actually seen a completely broken timing belt. I did have a belt skip teeth before and it made an awful racket. I may just be the belt rubbing on something in there.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:50 AM   #10
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Oil dripping down on headers to create smoke perhaps? Did you miss the oil filler when putting oil in perhaps? Happens more than you think!
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