91 tq wagon smoking

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun Jul 18 20:55:14 EDT 2004

Have you inspected the inside of the Michelin Man hose?  Could this be too
much oil through the crankcase breather?

At 06:05 PM 7/18/2004 -0600, Watts wrote:
>Hello all,
>I have not been able to get the car into the mechanic for any
>compression or leak down tests, but I have done some rudimentary
>investigations as follows:
>Cleaned a dirty k&n air cleaner
>Let it sit overnight, then checked the tops of the pistons which were
>dry, no oil, as were the plugs
>Took the hose off the turbo, no or negligible shaft play in the RS turbo
>(40k miles since new). I have not had the time to pull the down pipe to
>check the other side.
>The major smoking occurs between 2500 and 4500 rpms, even when the car
>is stationary. Put it at 2800 rpm's in the driveway and within 10
>seconds it is putting out blue smoke, let it idle and I can barely
>notice some intermittent smoke. The head was rebuilt with custom (not
>audi) valve guides from 2bennett (37k miles ago). 
>Is it possible that the turbo could be the problem even if it smokes in
>my driveway?  I am mystified, this car runs perfect in every way (except
>the smoke) has incredible boost to 6500 rpm's and above. Any additional
>help/comments would be greatly appreciated.

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