Need Advice: Smoking at hot idle-driveable?
jalexmichaels at netzero.net
Thu Jul 3 17:54:37 EDT 2003
It appears that the smoke does not manifest itself at lower engine
temperatures, only approximately when the fan comes on.
I was thinking about disabling the PS if my "fix" is not success.
Thanks for your thoughts,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
To: "jalexmichaels" <jalexmichaels at netzero.net>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Need Advice: Smoking at hot idle-driveable?
> It doesn't smoke while driving? hard? Don't idle on way to CO.
> Or disconnect the PS pump on the CGT and drive it. Will steer hard but
> won't hurt the rack, which is due for overhaul anyway. Try it around the
> > From: "jalexmichaels" <jalexmichaels at netzero.net>
> > Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 15:56:34 -0700
> > To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: Need Advice: Smoking at hot idle-driveable?
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> > A follow up on my tale of woe with exhaust smoke right before my trip to
> > Colorado from Oregon.
> > Symptoms manifest on at hot engine temperature at idle at hot start-up.
> > will take about 5-10 minutes of idling before the smoke becomes
> > Goes away when engine not hot, like after a freeway run. Takes 10
> > 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
> > 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
> > circumstances, to Colorado from Oregon, but the Coupe gt is leaking a
> > ATF. I have jury-rigged something to temporarily lessen the leak in the
> > accordian boot of the ps rack, so I think it is driveable.
> > Any advice or suggestions on which car to drive...
> > TIA,
> > Jacob 1987.5 cpe gt 238K (ps rack disaster), 200q20v 143K (smoking at
> > sigh.
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