Need Advice: Smoking at hot idle-driveable?
jalexmichaels at netzero.net
Thu Jul 3 16:56:34 EDT 2003
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A follow up on my tale of woe with exhaust smoke right before my trip to Co=
lorado from Oregon.
Symptoms manifest on at hot engine temperature at idle at hot start-up. It =
will take about 5-10 minutes of idling before the smoke becomes consistent.=
Goes away when engine not hot, like after a freeway run. Takes 10 minutes =
after a freeway run for it to start again. Smoke is not white, more greyish=
-white, note particularly blue.
Mechanic's gut feeling is that it is the turbo. Leakdown test was 20%-10%-=
10%-20%-15%. I do not want the turbo to start spewing oil on some mountain=
pass, but it is difficult for me to calculate the risk of that.
I don't think that I would normally consider driving the 200q car, under th=
e circumstances, to Colorado from Oregon, but the Coupe gt is leaking a ton=
of ATF. I have jury-rigged something to temporarily lessen the leak in the=
rubber accordian boot of the ps rack, so I think it is driveable.
Any advice or suggestions on which car to drive...
Jacob 1987.5 cpe gt 238K (ps rack disaster), 200q20v 143K (smoking at idle=
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