20vt blue cloud of smoke on startup

Brian Link brianl at starsys.com
Mon Oct 28 11:03:57 EST 2002


Did you recently change your oil?  Check your intercooler to intake hose
for excess amount of oil.  If I fill up with 5 quarts (4.7L) I will
usually get a little extra oil in the hose which leads to the start up
smoke.  Once I empty out the hose and clean my intake it stops.

Hope that helps


>Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 03:37:39 -0800 (PST)
>From: Mihnea Cotet <c_mihnea at yahoo.com>
>Subject: 20vt blue cloud of smoke on startup
>To: quattro at audifans.com, 200q20v at audifans.com

>Subject line says it all, since yesterday I have a
>huge blue cloud behind the car on start-up, but
>nothing more afterwards, even when pulling hard. I
>know the intake plumbing is not perfectly tight and
>leak-less but at least it's not enough for the ECU to
>run in limp home mode. Could this be the cause? Could
>it be the turbo? I'll check tonight when I get home
>for any shaft play, before installing the engine this
>summer it had virtually no play!

>Thanks for any valuable input,



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