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Old 07-06-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default White smoke from turbo after DP install

I just finished installing a catless invidia dp today. On the initial start up after a few minutes I noticed some white smoke coming from the turbo area (mainly the hot side). I'll try to give you all the details.

The car was on ramps for a few days because I ran into a few snags with the install because of a lack of tools. The install went fairly well over all. I did remove the intercooler to do the install. I used a new subaru turbo to dp gasket as well as a new gasket for the dp to cb. There is no smoke coming from the exhaust. I took the car up and down the block once and it seems to be running fine.

Any ideas? Is it just the new parts breaking in or is my turbo f'd? Thanks guys.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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Coolant, lubricant perhaps?
You didn't remove the turbo did you?
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Negative. I just took it out for a drive. It holds boost just fine, no CEL either. It seems like its coming directly from the space between the dp and the turbo, which leads me to believe that it is indeed the anti-sieze lubricant I used on the turbo to dp bolts. Does this sound plausible?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:41 AM   #4
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hmm interested in where this one goes i am also getting ready to put on my catless DP mounted to a 68HTA turbo
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
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If you got penetrating oil on the turbo or in the downpipe it will smoke for a little bit. How long has it been doing this?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
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Yeah I used a ton of liquid wrench during the install and that was my first thought as to what was causing the smoke. I just got the DP on yesterday, so it's only been doing it for probably less than an hour of the car actually running.

What makes me think that it's the anti-sieze is that it looks like its coming directly from where the dp and turbo meet, and some of the excess lubricant seems to be oozing out. Was I not supposed to use anti-sieze on these bolts?

I'm taking the car out again in a bit. I'll let you guys know.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:12 PM   #7
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This happened to me when I did it. I'd used PB Blaster, anti-sieze lubricant and copper gasket sealant. It's just that stuff burning off. Should stop soon, and if it doesn't, then I've got nothing more to offer.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:44 PM   #8
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Negative. I just took it out for a drive. It holds boost just fine, no CEL either. It seems like its coming directly from the space between the dp and the turbo, which leads me to believe that it is indeed the anti-sieze lubricant I used on the turbo to dp bolts. Does this sound plausible?
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This happened to me when I did it. I'd used PB Blaster, anti-sieze lubricant and copper gasket sealant. It's just that stuff burning off. Should stop soon, and if it doesn't, then I've got nothing more to offer.
I can almost promise you that this is the case, any lubricant or anti-sieze that you us in this area will burn off and look like the car is smoking bad or on fire. Just keep driving it until it burns off. I couldn't see how anything could have happened between your install.

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #9
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I would be willing to bet that your a/c drain hose coming out of the firewall is melted.....

Check it out... I bet it is resting on the downpipe. If so mine smelled for a couple days until it burned enough away and I haven't smelled it since.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:15 PM   #10
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*Futurama Professor voice* Good news, everyone!

Drove it again today and there is very little if not any smoke coming off now.

I just have one minor worry now. The wire bundle (or black tubing, whatever it is idk) that comes out of the firewall right by the end of the bellmouth part of the dp is sitting against the dp itself. It looks as though it got knocked off of its plastic hook seat. But by the looks of it, even if I put it back in its holder it would still be sitting right on top of the dp. I'll get a pic up in a bit so you can see what I'm talking about.

I would imagine that the dp gets hot enough to melt this sucker, right? What should I do?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:16 PM   #11
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I would be willing to bet that your a/c drain hose coming out of the firewall is melted.....

Check it out... I bet it is resting on the downpipe. If so mine smelled for a couple days until it burned enough away and I haven't smelled it since.
Well that was weird timing. That is exactly what I'm talking about in my newest post. What can I do to avoid this?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:26 PM   #12
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Hmm well I played around with it a bit, and it is definitely flexible enough to bend out of the way. Just gotta figure out how to secure it. Any ideas?
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Hmm well I played around with it a bit, and it is definitely flexible enough to bend out of the way. Just gotta figure out how to secure it. Any ideas?
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