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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 02:15:42 GMT
From: Bob_Landrynopsamoot.com (Bob Landry)
Subject: Re: White exhaust....


On Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:16:37 -0400, <chrispnospamnopsamnet> wrote: >Scott, > >I have had the same experience...do the words "oil leak" confirm your >feeling? > >Best to get this checked out as soon as you can. > >Chris >95 9000CS > >Scott Nelsen wrote in message <37249697.DD3B25DBnopsamen.net>... >>In the past 4-5 months I have occasionally seen white smoke coming from >>the tail pipe on startup or on quick acceleration. It will just be a >>few "puffs" that I see in the rearview mirror then they will go away. >> >>I have a feeling what this might be but want somebody else to confirm >>it. I am fearing the worst.... >> >>Thanks, >> >>Scott > Check the oil for "cheesy" deposit on the dipstick; that will confirm a head gasket coolant leak. You can also get 'white' smoke when the turbocharger starts to go. Does it smell like steam or like hydrocarbons? In either event, it's not a cheap repair, but is justifiable if the rest of the car is in good shape. Went thru the same series of symptoms with my '85 900T, from occasional to more and more constant, and it was the turbo; luckily I had a used spare. Usually a head gasket will also show leakage on the block as well as just smoke. Bob Landry Landlocked in Utah, dreamin' of the Islands... ICQ# 760113

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