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Old 06-08-2009, 04:55 AM   #1
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so tonight i got off work and went to my car as usual and started it up no problem.

my friend wanted to see my new coilovers so i showed him and ran it not hard but you know for like 2 minutes and when i pulled back into the lot i noticed white smoke coming from my turbo area....

it was pretty heavy but after i shut off the car is slowed down and went away.

i drove home and when i got home only a little smoke i mean minimal was coming from the turbo area under the heat shield

so my question is why would it be doing this?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Take the heat shield off and see. Check for any leaks. Also, you may want to remove your IC and check the inside of the piping for heavy oil.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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It happened to me see if your axle booth has a split in it you could the grease from the booth getting on you exhaust and burning off
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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Agreed. Remove the heat sheild and look for oil or grease. The oil might be leaking from the turbo oil supply line (sometimes they weep). The grease might be from your CV boot tearing and flinging grease on the downpipe.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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It happened to me see if your axle booth has a split in it you could the grease from the booth getting on you exhaust and burning off
^^My inner CV boot ripped and flung grease onto my DP. Check that first before removing anything. Otherwise, you probably have a leak in the return line.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
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correct me if I am wrong, but white smoke = coolant not oil?
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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correct me if I am wrong, but white smoke = coolant not oil?
That was my first reaction. I'd check for coolant leaking somewhere and making its way to the turbo / DP.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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correct me if I am wrong, but white smoke = coolant not oil?
Either that or Cheech and Chong are hanging out under the heat shield.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #9
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I think if it's as small of a smoke trail as he says it is, blue smoke and white smoke might be easily mistaken for one another. PB blaster is an oil yet still makes a whiteish smoke when it burns off the turbo housing and downpipe.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:57 PM   #10
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Good call Brock, but I was thinking that maybe the smoke really wasn't white. I had a coolant line leak on my turbo and there was not a bunch of smoke. It just stunk like coolant. Looking at the inner CV boot is a good first step. When mine smoked it was not all that blue and could have been mistaked for white.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:15 PM   #11
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so after looking in the daylight, i noticed that my CV boot right under the dp/turbo area has a huge rip in it.

anyone know how to fix this by that i mean has anyone ever had to do this before
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #12
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its ripped by the very front of it where it connects to that green piece. unless its supposed to pull off from that but i dont think it is cause there is grease all over that area...
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