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Old 09-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Turbo temp and smoking question

Just completed my VF39 swap and have some questions. First, the up-pipe to turbo is leaking out a little white smoke (smells like antifreeze (sweet smelling)), second the turbo gets hot pretty quick. Like most noobs I spilled a lot of antifreeze while doing my install and I'm sure I got a little in my up-pipe. My question is, should the turbo get hot pretty quickly(idling for about 2-3 minutes) and should I drive it like this? I'm posting a video of it smoking a little, I turned it off after the smoke just to be safe. Note: it was smoking more during the first idle.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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You spilled coolant onto the uppipe while doing the swap, you now have coolant burning off of the uppipe...check
The turbo is hot...check

So what's your question?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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You spilled coolant onto the uppipe while doing the swap, you now have coolant burning off of the uppipe...check
The turbo is hot...check

So what's your question?
I feel like it's all pretty normal, never really checked my TD04's temp during startup so I don't really know how fast it heats up. Just didn't want to drive the car and cause any damage to the turbo/engine because of something I overlooked.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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You're blowing 1000+ degree exhaust gasses through the turbo, I'm surprised it's taking that long...the header will get too hot to touch in a matter of seconds.

As long as your coolant and oil lines are hooked up correctly and you primed the turbo (if it was new), you're fine.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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You're blowing 1000+ degree exhaust gasses through the turbo, I'm surprised it's taking that long...the header will get too hot to touch in a matter of seconds.

As long as your coolant and oil lines are hooked up correctly and you primed the turbo (if it was new), you're fine.
Yeah, those are all things I was telling myself, I guess I just need some re-assure. Thanks man. Also, you username is now making me crave Chinese food pretty bad lol.
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