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#1 Old 08-09-2010, 08:49 PM
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head gasket or turbo causing smoke?

Video of my wrx starting up after it sat for just 4 hours today at work.



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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

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

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That doesn't look normal !Laugh!

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


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

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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 All...so 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

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

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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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