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Kurt_Sweethat 09-17-2012 10:49 AM

Smoke from front right engine
I own a 04 wrx, stock motor with 130k on it, and when my engine heats up to normal operating temperature it starts to smoke when I come to a stop. I if I sit long enough, the smoke will come out of my scoop and front right hood area. Now, I do have a split in my right cv boot and there is grease that has been flung out from it, I think it's from that. I have a new one on the way. My question is, could it be from somewhere else? Cause I can't pinpoint the exact cause of the smoke and burning smell. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.. Anyone else have a similar problem? Thanks!

pzr2874 09-17-2012 01:22 PM

The grease from the boot can smell bad. It's probably the issue. Fix it and clean everything real well and see if it persists.

AllExtinct 09-17-2012 04:11 PM

An easy way to check to see if its the grease is after your done driving park and let the engine idle for a few minutes and see if the smoke stops.

Good luck.

sleepr 09-17-2012 08:13 PM

sounds similar to the symptoms that preceded the replacement of my turbo...

Kurt_Sweethat 09-18-2012 05:24 AM

Thanks. Hopefully the cv boot will fix it.

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derek86ux 12-02-2012 06:51 PM

i have this exact same problem. have you figured out what it was yet? please let me know.

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