Smoking Like Cheech & Chong (Andy Schor)
walbum at realalbumart.com
Mon Jul 20 13:39:37 PDT 2009
I haven't had quite the oil comsumption issues that you had, mine has been more like 1 qt/2500 miles or so (Mobil 1). This car has always been able to withstand idling in traffic. I haven't driven the car much in the last few months (trying to conserve the thinning UFOs), don't know if/why that would matter. I guess I should have started it this morning just to see. At just shy of 300K miles, maybe this is something that I ought to live with if it isn't causing further damage or driveability issues.
Thanks for the response,
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From: Derek Pulvino
To: walbum at realalbumart.com ; 200 q
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 3:46 PM
Subject: RE: Smoking Like Cheech & Chong (Andy Schor)
Do some searching for posts I added a couple of years back. I had the same thing happen on my car, and found it only happened after sitting in traffic for long periods of time. The smoke would go away after driving for a couple of minutes but it was really embarrassing. Only happened after sitting and idling for upwards of 10-minutes or so. In total, I dealt with it two or three times in about in the last year or two of my ownership.
As I also had issues with oil consumption (1qt/500-miles), I tried replacing my turbo with a lower mileage one from an S4. While I found this replacement it didn't fix my oil consumption issue, I didn't keep the car for long enough after that to find out if it addressed that smoking issue.
My guesses were turbo, valve guides/stem seals, and rings...in order of probability.
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> Yesterday after a weekend of vintage races and car shows here in Pittsburgh, I figured I was pushing my luck driving the '76 Lancia Scorpion around town.so I brought it home. I headed off in the Audi towards family dinner at my sister-in-law's house. After about 8-10 miles in congested traffic (someone had broken down blocking the road), I took the exit and was cruising through the town (~25 mph) then suddenly there was a huge plume of smoke (whiteish) that smelled like oil. I thought it was wafting forward from the car behind me, but it was actually coming from my tailpipe. I pulled over, checked oil pressure gauge (5 bar on throttle, 2 bar at idle), oil level registered OK on the dipsitck. This came on suddenly, there was no unusual noise, I wasn't even accelerating enthusiastically. I let it sit for a bit, then started it again, same condition. I parked it there and this morning had the car flat bedded to the mechanic shop (who was still unpacking from the vintage races). I doubt he'll even be able to look at it for a while.
> Anybody have BTDTs or thoughts on how much I should brace my self for the wallet vac?
> '91 Avant 297K miles
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