Smoking from a stop - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
Having some smoking/oil issues with my baby.
Once warmed up, if the car is idling for over 40 seconds- when I hit the gas to move forward (or backwards), a cloud of smoke will poof out of the tailpipe. It dissipates within seconds and clears up as long as the car is in motion.
If left idling- the car will also begin to smell of burning oil. Ironically, it just passed the rather rigorous Massachusetts inspection (amazing for a car of this vintage), but something is definitely off.
I checked the engine bay and didn't notice any apparent oil leaks. PVC breather appears to be relatively new. There is a rubber hose going into the turbo that appears to have some oil residue built up on it- perhaps a leak? Hard to tell, though.
The turbo boosts very strong, and the engine seems good. Could there be a leak in the turbo? Or valve seals, perhaps.
The only other issue I have is a stumble at idle and occasional hesitation when getting on the boost, but I believe this has to do with the fuel lines (if I fill the tank up to full, it leaks a little gas out of the bottom).
Any advice or ideas welcomed and appreciated!
Thanks, as always!
1991 9000T (once owned by the famous Paul De K!)
210,000 miles and counting
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