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 Post subject: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:30 am 
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hey everyone,

the other day i pulled my turbo off my ba and the intercooler and all the pipes too, cleaned out the piping and i/c and fixed a leaking oil drain gasket on the turbo, put it all back on, only now thick whit smoke comes out the exhaust,

it appears after being driven for about 1/2 hr when the cars fully warmed up. and ONLY when i come to a stop on idle AND only once every 20 - 30 times i stop... so for example, i got up in the morning, drove about 20kms in fairly moderate traffic, took about 1/2 hr or a bit more, till the smoke appeared randomly after stopping at a set of lights, THEN i took off, it went a way and didnt come back till i got back nearly home again, stop at a set of lights ( i had stopped plenty of times between and before that ) and it happened randomly again, it goes away when i drive, if i give it a good boot, no smoke comes out behind me, its ONLY wen im stopped intermittently and randomly, its not water vapour, its way too thick and has a very slight blue tinge to it... which i know is oil, but is there a master guru out there that can pin point WHY, it happens only when im on idle, at random intermittent times, and GOES AWAY when i take off?? i would have thought it was the other way around... smoke as i drive and less wen im stopped...any tips in the right direction would awesome THANKS
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:47 am 
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Oil drain not blocked or clogged in any way?

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:06 am 
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I'm 99% sure it's not blocked, BUT if it was how and why could it cause the symptoms I described above? Y was that the first thing u thought of?
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:05 am 
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Because if the drain is blocked, it will push oil past the seals. Otherwise, valve stem seals.

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Ok I'll double check the oil drain LOL turbo off again * sigh *

But y would it do it at random intervals wen I'm stopped and go away wen I drive? If it was valve stems wouldn't it smoke up at random intervals wether I'm stopped or driving?
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:49 pm 
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I doubt your BA would have valve stem issues unless it has huge kays. :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:49 pm 
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no it only has 145 000 on it
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:52 pm 
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when you cleaned the intercooler and pipework do you mean you cleaned inside?? if so was there oil in there??
and what did you use to clean it with??
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:19 pm 
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yes, i cleaned the INSIDE of the cooler, and pipe work, and yes there was lots of oil in there, BUT it has been there for a while, i had the oils seals replaced a while back, and it turned out the intake side oil seal was rooted, i had cleaned it all out and done the same thing, only this time, i had put it back together with a catch can that was too small, pressurizing the sump, causing back pressure UP the oil drain, and back into the i/c and piping through the new oil seal, about a month ago i fixed that, and am not pressurizing the motor in any way now, this was the reason for cleaning the i/c and pipes once again, i used degreaser, carby cleaner, water and an air blower to clean out the i/c and pipes, i know that it is possible that it is the oil burning in the combustion chamber but it seems strange that this smoke has appeared after i cleaned/ fixed my problems on the car, and the oil mixing in the comb. chamber should produce more smoke whilst on boost if anything, not go away wen i come on boost yeah?
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:41 pm 
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if it was oil it would be blue smoke he said thats it white so its not likely to be oil related

Last edited by Ben-EA-1988 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:53 pm 
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unburnt fuel isnt white!.
after time any water diluted degreaser will evaporate from heat, are you still running your pcv??
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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 pm 
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not unburn fuel, raw fuel like when u blow a turbo, it is most certenly white
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 pm 
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when you blow a turbo its oil that is pumped through the intake and into the exhaust not raw fuel..
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:19 pm 
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not 100% on petrols but if you blow a turbo in a diesel it blows white smoke due to exhausting raw fuel, and oil can only pass if you snap the shaft
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 Post subject: Re: WHITE SMOKE HELP!!!!
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Ben-EA-1988 wrote:
not 100% on petrols but if you blow a turbo in a diesel it blows white smoke due to exhausting raw fuel, and oil can only pass if you snap the shaft


18 - 8 posts and arguing with Troyman about Turbos ...................... DUH here we go again.
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