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06_hawk_eye 09-24-2013 05:36 PM

Turbo smoke?
So while I was letting the cooling system get the air out it was idleing had it up to around 2k rpm and its burning oil only if I let it sit for 10 mins then drive it. Are the seals bad in the turbo? I checked my oil and it hasn't gone down since my oil change a couple days ago. My next route will be hopefully to get a sti turbo and intercooler and get a tune.

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thekamikaze kid 09-24-2013 05:48 PM

how much were u idling? i had smoke come out my heatshield a few times but it went away. I think the problem was i was idling the car too much in my driveway. once i stopped doing this the smoke stopped. i idled it like 20 min a day fer like three days in a row. and got smoke. just throwing this out there.

06_hawk_eye 09-24-2013 06:03 PM

Yeah I idled for about 20 mins and it smoked after about 5 mins of idling. I drove it about half a mile and it stopped. Tommorow morning ill see if it smokes when I warm it up.

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thekamikaze kid 09-24-2013 06:11 PM

I have had the same problem its been on and off since i bought my car. still dont know what it was. good luck, and post if u figure it out!

texasmr2 09-24-2013 07:27 PM

If you can I would check all the fittings and lines. If you can be your own mechanic you will gain valuable knowledge and experience and will save yourself a lot of money.

06_hawk_eye 09-24-2013 07:51 PM

Ima pull the Downpipe tomorrow and see what it looks like in there.

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thekamikaze kid 09-24-2013 07:59 PM

u runnin' the stock catted dp?

06_hawk_eye 09-24-2013 08:08 PM

No have a helix catted downpipe

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thekamikaze kid 09-24-2013 10:40 PM

well i still have a stock dp so u might want to try checkin the up as well, unless we have different problems. like i said tho just throwin it out there.

pzr2874 09-25-2013 07:11 AM

you can tell by pulling the TMIC and having a look in the charger if you think it's spitting oil....

06_hawk_eye 09-25-2013 07:52 AM

[quote=pzr2874;360754]you can tell by pulling the TMIC and having a look in the charger if you think it's spitting oil....[/quote]

Yeah ima look at that tonight.

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pzr2874 09-25-2013 09:37 AM

look at the elbow to the TMIC as well

06_hawk_eye 09-25-2013 09:52 AM

And if there's oil in turbo. Does that mean the seals are bad and turbo needs replaced? What about oil in the elbow of the intercooler

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pzr2874 09-25-2013 10:27 AM

Some oil in both are "ok".... pooled = no bueno

No oil in either one is a fantasy.

06_hawk_eye 09-25-2013 10:29 AM

Okay yeah I figured that but if I pull the intercooler and the downpipe and there is abundant amount of oil= seals bad? Time for sti turbo?

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