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dumb_1 04-12-2006 10:11 AM

white smoke coming from turbo area
 
I was driving in traffic when I pulled up to stoplight ,I noticed white smoke coming out of hood scoop . I pulled in & raised the hood , looked like smoke is coming from turbo area/down pipe area. It smells like oil burning on an exhaust . I got a flashlight & cant find any leaks ,even minor ones . I ended up driving more last night & this morning with no leaks or smoke . Has anyone had similar problem . car is 03 wrx sedan .

Nose Nuggets 04-12-2006 12:04 PM

well. thats odd. burning oil going to make black smoke. usualy you never see white 'smoke'. its usualy steem. if you saw steem coming from your turbo it could be the cooling system.

dumb_1 04-12-2006 01:51 PM

Its smoke, not steam(the best I can tell) . The weird thing , its not doing it now . I wonder if some plastic or rubber may have gotten loose & gotten caught up in the heat shields. The smell is usually similar to oil burning .

nick4592 04-12-2006 01:56 PM

WD-40?....that burns white

dumb_1 04-12-2006 01:59 PM

I haven't used any WD-40 ,or done any repair/maintenance in weeks .

Nose Nuggets 04-12-2006 02:45 PM

[QUOTE=nick4592]WD-40?....that burns white[/QUOTE]

holy shit, really? does all motor oil burn white...

:confused:

nick4592 04-13-2006 06:33 AM

[QUOTE=Nose Nuggets]holy shit, really? does all motor oil burn white...

:confused:[/QUOTE]

Ha ha..not motor oil....Wd-40 or liquid wrench things like that from my experience burn white off the turbo and such

Nose Nuggets 04-13-2006 11:12 AM

ROFL. i just saw the w-40

hahahahahahahahahahaahaha

im going back to bed....

03 CrazyTaxi 04-14-2006 05:27 PM

[QUOTE=dumb_1]I was driving in traffic when I pulled up to stoplight ,I noticed white smoke coming out of hood scoop . I pulled in & raised the hood , looked like smoke is coming from turbo area/down pipe area. It smells like oil burning on an exhaust . I got a flashlight & cant find any leaks ,even minor ones . I ended up driving more last night & this morning with no leaks or smoke . Has anyone had similar problem . car is 03 wrx sedan .[/QUOTE]

The only time I've seen something similar is when I've been through a car wash and water got in the hood scoop. Might be the turbo bearings

nick4592 04-14-2006 06:50 PM

[QUOTE=03 CrazyTaxi]Might be the turbo bearings[/QUOTE]

That would be a wicked awful sound and black smoke outta the exhaust

03 CrazyTaxi 04-14-2006 09:05 PM

[QUOTE=nick4592]That would be a wicked awful sound and black smoke outta the exhaust[/QUOTE]
Sorry, I guess I should have clarified that a bit. If you have too much oil getting to the bearings, the excess has to go somewhere. Typically, it will burn off. The sound and black smoke comes from too little oil and your bearings seize up.

nick4592 04-15-2006 08:46 AM

[QUOTE=03 CrazyTaxi]Sorry, I guess I should have clarified that a bit. If you have too much oil getting to the bearings, the excess has to go somewhere. Typically, it will burn off. The sound and black smoke comes from too little oil and your bearings seize up.[/QUOTE]

Indeed !Thumbs Up

dom0nec 06-17-2011 11:13 AM

hey i am having that same problem now. My friend also had that problem and it was his oil return line.

turmic 06-17-2011 09:02 PM

What did he do to fix it? Just replace the oil return line? Was it clogged or what?

bad grocerygetter 06-19-2011 11:22 AM

Well i see you said its smoke not steam but my first thought is was the ac running? Mine was dripping on the dp at one point and did that. Also had the turbo coolant line blow another day and got that. That was a scary day. Made a smallish pop then white steam out the scoop. Til i looked at it i was sweating bullets. Good luck


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