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Old 06-04-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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ok just installed a ludespeed kit on my 03 rs. with a voltage clamp and a timing map contr. took it for 3 test drives to see if it had detonation , rrfpr was maxed, and it did. i never reved over 4500 k the nex thing i noticed was major white smoke out the exhaust, does anyone know what i screwd up. and takes for ever to start help please
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Old 06-05-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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POP!

Seriously... check your compression. It may also be a problem with the turbo leaking oil, among other things.

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Old 06-05-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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after inspecting it im pretty sure im burning oil checked the oil return an its not doing it as bad, thanks
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Old 06-05-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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white smoke is a sign of coolant in the combustino chamber. Either it is entering thru the turbo block itself (if its watercooled) or thru the headgaskets.

RS headgaskets are not known to hold much boost. Darshu blew his at about 4psi.

I recommend bringing it to a shop, and have them use an Exhaust gas analyzer to sniff the radiator for combustion gases. If there is any hydro carbons in the coolant, it is 95% chance that the headgasket is blown.

If you choose to get the heads re-sealed, look into getting them o-ringed. It costs between 90 and 125 bucks.

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Old 06-05-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
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Black smoke = running rich
white smoke- coolant
blue smoke= oil

The smoke might look white from inside the car in the rearview when it is in fact blue. Better to have someone follow youand tell you what color it is.
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Old 06-05-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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pretty sure its blue, ill look into it more, thanks a million
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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Black smoke = running rich
white smoke- coolant
blue smoke= oil

The smoke might look white from inside the car in the rearview when it is in fact blue. Better to have someone follow youand tell you what color it is.
Drac is right on the colors.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:59 PM   #8
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Try popping the radiator cap off when the car is at idle, have someone rev the motor up and look at the coolant in the radiator, sometimes you will be able to see small bubbles in the coolant... somewhat hard to see... and it doesn't always work... but worth a shot to try and isolate whether it's a head gasket or bad turbo seal. Also check your intake tract right after the turbo for any condensation or oil.
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:18 AM   #9
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make sure you do what No-Coast said from a cold start or you will be a very burned person....
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:39 AM   #10
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thanks guys, after i checked the oil return havent seen that much smoke, think it was clogged
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