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djc1827 08-09-2010 08:49 PM

head gasket or turbo causing smoke?
Video of my wrx starting up after it sat for just 4 hours today at work.

[ame=]YouTube - ‪Head gasket or turbo seals?‬‎[/ame]


Car still pulls hard, feels good.
Hits target boost.
Does smoke a lil bit between shifts but not bad
Does not start slow
Is not low on oil after beating the crap out of it
Tiny bit of oil in exh side of intercooler which is inches away from turbo but nothing major
No cats on the car
The smoking started after both my pcv hoses came off and i lost about 1/2 quart before noticing the problem
My over flow coolant tank was a bit low so i added some coolant and i will be monitoring that to see if its the head gasket
No smoke is coming out of oil cap just air

djc1827 08-09-2010 10:45 PM

Found these when i was researching my issues
Please take the time to read the details of each video and realize we all might be jumping to conclusions

[ame=]YouTube - ‪White Smoke from a 300zx Z32 TT due to PCV valves‬‎[/ame]

[ame=]YouTube - ‪2009 Subaru STI with Worn out PCV Valve = Blue smoke at cold start and high Oil Consumption‬‎[/ame]

[ame=]YouTube - ‪smoke from exhaust on turbo Geo Storm‬‎[/ame]

[ame=]YouTube - ‪Subaru PCV valve sound‬‎[/ame]

Solution is here...seems alotta wrx have these problems from what i have read

[ame=]YouTube - ‪GrimmSpeed Air Oil Separator Install 08+WRX / LGT‬‎[/ame]

djc1827 08-10-2010 10:39 PM

[ame=]YouTube - ‪Blown vf52 turbo‬‎[/ame]

basco 08-10-2010 11:06 PM

sorry to hear that bro, guess it's time for an upgrade

man show 08-11-2010 05:58 PM

That doesn't look normal !Laugh!

sleepr 08-11-2010 06:18 PM

"Is not low on oil after beating the crap out of it"

how exactly did you beat "the crap out of it?"...just curious

djc1827 08-11-2010 10:09 PM

3rd And 4th Gear Pulls On Highway! I Hate Not Knowing Whats Wrong, If Its Gonna Break Just Break Dammit Dont String Me Along. Today I Started It And It Didnt Smoke It Now Im Confused. Still Smokes When I Give It Good Amount Of Boost And Mostly When I Let Off The Throttle And Its In Vacuum. Gotta Be The Turbo

basco 08-11-2010 10:23 PM

yeah thats a sure fire turbo seal gone bad, what turbo you going with next?

djc1827 08-12-2010 08:03 PM

BNR 18g or 20g vf series hybrid cause it needs to bolt up to my perrin tmic. I have decided i am going turbo blanket and heat shield this time. Should help underhood heat plus i have meth inj
Should yield me low 11s easy after protune if the clutch holds up

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